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Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by Sherrie, Jun 2, 2003.
Let The Fun Begin!
Hey, Sherrie....what are the Baptist's deal with dancing?
I am having a horrible day.. somebody say something to make me feel better.
You is soo pretty!
Sherrie, here's a new sign to hang in the coffee shop.
AWWWW...see that was sweet and nice! Ok the Baptist don't believe in Dancing. And thats a fact. Why? Here is a project for you to post in "The Coffee Shop".
Go to google and write in the search box..Why baptist do not like dancing history. See what comes up. Then let us know what ya find.
This is funny but our town has a city rule...No dancing allowed. Has been that way a long time. Yet the 8th graders always have a dance at the end of the year. And the high school has a prom. Oh then there is also midnight dancing in the street too here. (NO...I never go)
Ok AuDzY...whats up with you and your down feelings!? What happen?
What is it Gib?
Lets hang it up now. I can edit!
Ok AdoptedDaughter...here is a hint...It has something to do with John The Baptist, and a Veil Dance.
Well.. I ate at a new pizza place yesterday, and got food poisoning. Then I had to go to the doctor this morning, and have my "female checkup".
They overbooked at the doctor's office, so I had to wait for an hour. By the time I finally got out of there, it was 11:30. Then I had to run errands, and pay bills. Then I had to run to my Gram's and drop off some material she asked me to buy. When I was going to my Gram's, some idiotic 80 year old man cut me off, then I came home and tried to go to sleep, because I got barely any sleep last night, because I was so sick. And now my dogs are being heathens.
But it's ok now.
Sherrie, lets not lose the head over this subject
some idiotic 80 year old man cut me off
Let's not be so hard on the old folks,,,,,you might get old one day....
Good morning, Jon..Good to see you back
Sherrie said to go to Google and type in "Why baptist do not like dancing history." I left off the word history and this is the first thing I found - What do you think? (I'll try it again using the word history.)
From Sister Taffy's Daily Blessings:
"Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing." - Luke 15:25
It is our responsibility as Righteous Christians (Baptists) to do our part in leading today's youth toward the straight and narrow path to the Cross. Too many times we are inclined to leave them to their own devices. But this is not right; these precious lambs need guidance and leadership by someone who is young enough to remember what it is like to be a carefree teen. So, naturally when one of the Pastors at my Church asked me to spearhead the "PUTTING THE FUN BACK INTO FUNDAMENTALISM!" youth program, I readily agreed.
We had our first meeting three weeks ago after the Wednesday night supper. I was so excited as I looked into the faces of these innocents and told them that we would plan events that would be pleasing to our Lord and fun for them! Amen. We all gathered in the Youth Auditorium and I opened with a prayer. "Lord, use me as your humble servant to mold these precious minds and bodies before me as we make plans in Your Holy Name. Amen." I then turned to the children and asked them, "What do you think would please the baby Jesus?" Well, several of the handsome young men and pretty young girls in the front row cried out, "A DANCE!" I prayed for a moment and then the Lord spoke through me, "If music and dancing in His name is what you want then so it shall be!" Oh, I had just made several hundred young people so happy!
One of the young people, Skylar Mayes, stood and said with a gleam in her eye, "Let's have a rave!" (Well, I knew that "rave" meant, "to declaim loudly and act with extreme enthusiasm," but I had know idea that these young folk were already accustomed to speaking in tongues!) These Angels brought tears of joy to my eyes. "A RAVE FOR JESUS!" we all yelled in unison.
Plans were made immediately. Skylar would arrange the music, Roger Hale offered his family's horse farm for the event, and the committees began to see about decorations and a special Rave Punch. (A Holy Punch! Praise the Lord!) All I had to do was show up as a chaperone with a few of the ladies from my Sunday School class. The youth event was to be on Friday night.
I arrived at 7:00 PM and groups of well-dressed teens were already laughing and mumbling incoherently. Speaking in tongues! The band was playing upbeat Gospel Music and those children were having a ball, I tell you. Little Skylar came up to me and said, "Miss Taffy, Miss Judy, have some punch. Jesus wants you to!". Of course we would! After all the trouble that went into this Godly event, How could we refuse? It was then that I noticed that the Christian students had decorated the room with the cutest banners. One said: "Putting the Christ back in X-Mass. Putting the X back in Christ!"
I tell you, not thirty minutes later, I was feeling flushed and absolutely giddy. Sister Judy O'Christian was just laughing and carrying on so, like I had not seen in years! It was wonderful. "Judy, we shall have to get the recipe to this punch! It is like God, Himself, has given these children the recipe." Judy smiled, took off her sweater, raised her hands to God and said, "Woooo Weeee Praise Jesus!
Praise Jesus Sister!" And we did. We drank punch and we talked in tongues and we got on those big black speakers and we danced, yes, we did. We danced for Jesus! Then a miracle happened. Lights from Heaven in many colors started beaming on us all. The music got faster and someone handed us a little glow-in-the-dark wand. Sister Judy and I began praying and waving that little wand all around. "It is a Jesus stick! I yelled over the music. "Praise The Lord!"
Well, after two hours of dancing with that little Jesus stick, and speaking in tongues, who should appear before me but Jesus himself! "Sister Taffy", he said, "What do you think you are doing out here in this field carrying on so? You look like you are out of your mind!" Well friends, I looked Him right in the eye and I said to Him, "Talk to the praying hand Jesus, I am a'worshiping your Daddy!" (Now, I know that I might have sounded a bit stern but sometimes he can be so bossy.) I handed Him a cup of that Heavenly punch and went on back to dancing on that speaker with Sisters Judy and Edith.
We stayed until after 5:00, I tell you. We were a'hugging everyone we saw and speaking in tongues the whole night. It was simply wonderful! Well, Jesus must have enjoyed Himself, too, because the last time I saw Him, he was on the stage with little Skylar Mayes drinking that punch and waving those cute little glow in the dark sticks in front of each other's faces. Glory! Hallelujah!
Friends, I can't stress enough how important it is to be a role model for today's Youth. A little Christian leadership and a good old RAVE FOR JESUS can make all the difference in a young person's life. This is good, clean fun! Won't you plan such an event in your church? Jesus wants you to!
- Sister Taffy
Good day, Dan....Thank for that, but I think I will pass. I am more like that secular song that says, "I won't dance, so don't ask me...."
When I followed Sherrie's instructions - the first thing to come up was:
Searched the web for why baptist do not like dancing history. Results 1 - 10 of about 28,900. Search took 0.23 seconds.
Tip: In most browsers you can just hit the return key instead of clicking on the search button.
Timothy J. Luoma Dance for Joy July 16, 2000 First Presbyterian ...
It wasn't Baptist - but Presbyterian - who knew?
PS - I have no intention of looking at all 28,900 - I'm not that dedicated - even for humor's sake!!!
[ June 03, 2003, 08:06 AM: Message edited by: Dan Todd ]
The topic of dancing might be best left to a debating thread?
I had a great night's sleep and was actually looking forward to doing some more painting on the outside of the house with no rain. Guess what? Yeppers, it's raining! This Spring has not been a good one for outside activities. Oh well, maybe tomorrow.
Yummmm, that DDP tastes extra good this morning! Must be the ice cubes!
I got up Sunday morning and was sick of my hair. It hung way past my shoulders. So, before church I got the scissors and whacked it all off. Well, not ALL of it. But it is short and I like it really well. Hubby was amazed, he really likes it. I will go to the beauty shop in a week or so and have it trimmed up right. It's hard to cut the back of my own hair and get it all even!
I've lost 5# on my low-carb diet so far! I am hanging in there. I am having catfish nuggets and salad for supper tonight. Hubby will have catfish nuggets, french fries, baked beans, salad, and cake for dessert.
When I get hungry, I snack on cheese and grapes or celery and cauliflower with low-carb dip!
Have a great day in the Lord!
Jim -- I agree with you!!!
Good morning, Sue...We can always count on you coming on early in the morning.
Cheers, and God bless,
Sue -- I have no intention of debating anything on this forum.
Sherrie merely suggested the Google search - I did it - and I thought it was a hoot.
Back to the intention of the thread -
Good Morning All -- its great to be alive. I went to a pastor's prayer meeting this morning - at 6:00 AM. - we have it each Tuesday AM - its a good way to start the day!!
Good Morning Jim, Dan, Sue, Jon. My my! You guys are up early.
WOW! Dan that was some Rave!
But it goes farther back that that. Whew! Sister!
Yes Jon...lets not loose our heads over all this!