David danced and so can I!
-Another lame excuse of c-rockers to behave like the world.
In my ever growing experience in dealing with so called Christian rockers (C-rockers) and the like, I have run across yet one more excuse for them to defend their worldly behavior. As is almost always the case, the person wanting to defend their pet sin seeks to rationalize it using scripture. In this case it is to defend their worldly dancing, body-surfing, moshing and head-banging being used in their concerts:
2 Samuel 6:14 "And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod."
To top this off, the argument that David was almost naked for this dancing! The verse makes it clear he was wearing a priest's linen ephod and as you will see in the following scripture that is NOT all!
1 Chronicles 15:27 "And David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites that bare the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: David also had upon him an ephod of linen."
No where in these scriptures does David uncontrollably flail his body around into others, nor do those around him pick him up and pass him around in their hands and we certainly do not see him dancing together with others. In fact, a closer study of dancing on the Old Testament reveals the dancing was a "whirling" nothing like what is being practiced at concerts today. Further, Michal despises David not recognizing David's joyful worship of God that is expressing itself in a controlled way but mightily! How ANYONE can take and pervert these scriptures to support the behavior of worldly uncontrolled dancing, body-surfing, moshing and head-banging commits the same sort of blasphemous act as Michal! (unless you want to count the guards or police for crowd control!) We are first hand witnesses to a small part of what is taking place at these so called Christian concerts and the "dancing" taking place is not in worship but emotional hype and is most often sexual in nature -the complete opposite of what the Bible teaches.
It appears the c-rock & CCM crowd will go to any length to defend their sacred cow, certainly we will hear from many a c-rocker or CCMer for shedding a little light in this area but the whole filthy industry of marketing our God in sounding like their worldly counterparts needs to be exposed to the truth. What they are doing is wrong and without defense in scripture.
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