Dance In the New Testament

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Although dance is not commanded in the New Testament as in the Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament confirms its use and place in Christian worship.

Church leaders who oppose dancing in worship frequently say dancing is not mentioned in the New Testament. Such a statement reflects little understanding of the Greek text. Greek scholar Spiros Zodhiates explains that the word chair, frequently translated "rejoice," "may also be related to the Hebrew word meaning a young sheep or lamb,...


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