CHRISTIAN VS. CLUBBING
Christian vs the club?
Ok, first promise not to get all wrung up by the title. We’re not here to argue out theological and philosophical statements, just to discuss with like brethren in Christ what we should do with the sport ‘clubbing’, as it’s frequently called. First of all, it’s important you have an open mind. Whatever your previous views about the issues are- for or against- keep them aside, at least for the length of time that you’re going to be reading this. If you still feel like you need to pick them up when you’re done, by all means, go ahead!
Secondly, we’ll use no other resource than the Bible as our basis for discussion, not any pastor, priest or motivational speaker, just the word of God. Believing that as Christians that is the one book we can all submit to.
The first thing we should address is the Dress code.
Can we all agree that the dress code for girls at the club is as minimal as possible? You wear as little as you can afford without your conscience (or your mama’s voice) holding you to ransom. The Bible says to do everything in moderation so why should we be in a place where extremity is the norm? You can argue that you can maintain your moderation even in the midst of extremity. But If you can’t be in an extremist group meeting though you had no intention of being apart of their radical plans, then surely you shouldn’t be in a club. It’s a place where people come to be comfortable with exploring the extremes of their flesh. If a Christian’s motto is moderation, the club is anything but that.
So what do we do when we actually go clubbing? A lot of people say they go to relax or have fun. Well having fun may be a better excuse because relaxing in a club is quite an oxymoron.Most often times than not you are bombarded with loud music that yells obscenities which shouldn’t be coming out from the mouth of a child of God. Also, the erotic dancing which goes down in the club can be equated with sexual immorality. Remember, sexual immorality is not just sex but anything done outside the confines of a holy marriage that excites your body sexually. Ephesians 5:3 warns us that there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality in our lives in order for us to see the kingdom of God.
Further, let’s also look at Romans 13:13. It says:
“Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. Don’t participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.”
These are not my words or thoughts, but this is the word of God, written and spelled out clear as day for us to understand that partying or clubbing is not Godly.
Let’s not even go to the argument that you can be at a club and not engage in any of these things. This may be true but then you must ask yourself what exactly are you feeding your eyes and ears with there? In Colossians 3:17 it says, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do it in the name of Christ.” Whatever means everything, not just somethings. Can you honestly say that you are in a club in the name of Jesus? We have got to be honest with ourselves, we can’t!
It’s normal to want to party. We love to loosen up and have some fun after a long stressful week; there’s nothing wrong with that. God created us with feelings and desires to enjoy pleasure for a reason. The problem lies in the fact that pleasure is often exploited and taken to lengths God never intended for us. As impossible as it may sound to those who haven’t experienced it, it is actually possible to have Godly fun. Get yourself some Godly friends, go out together, put on some good music and dance your heart out if you want. (Yes there is good, Godly music which you can dance to, you just have to intentionally look for it.) Throw in some good food and there you have it- a fun, Godly night! Plus you can have as much fun as anyone in a club and the best part is, you don’t need to leave the presence of God while at it and you can boldly say you are there doing what you do in the name of Jesus. Getting to skip out on the hangover in the next morning is also a big plus! Having fun and a clear heart towards God- I couldn’t think of any better compromise.
So, in the name of Jesus, go out there and have some good, Godly fun!
Staff Writer at Christian En Vogue
Ize Anumah is a twenty year old medical student from Nigeria. She loves to write and she cannot think of a better person to write about than Jesus! She is passionate about encouraging young women because she truly believes that a woman in Christ can change the world!
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