Is it a sin to go to the disco?


I still wonder if it is a sin to go to clubs? I mean dance clubs not striptease clubs.

Is it a sin to go to the disco?I suppose you are asking about disco. It is not good and proper for a Christian to go to the disco.

Flee from youthful lusts

This is what Apostle Paul told Timothy, his disciple:

Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)(NASB)

Disco is such a place where it seems intended to arouse sexual desires. Did you see what kind of dances are danced there? And then, there is no secret that you can find there drugs, fighting and fornications that follow after discos. You must not go there.

Flee from everything that seems evil

In the first epistle to Thessalonians, Apostle Paul wrote:

Abstain from every form of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22)(NASB)

Then he said …

Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)(NASB)

And he also writes:


For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God. (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5)(NASB)

A Christian who wants to possess his own vessel in honor will never go to disco, because it is a place where young people arouse their desires, because they do not know God.

Do not take the way of sin

King David says in Psalm 1:

How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2)(NASB)

In the book of Proverbs of Solomon young people are advised:

My son, keep my words and treasure my commandments within you. Keep my commandments and live, and my teaching as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” and call understanding your intimate friend; that they may keep you from an adulteress, from the foreigner who flatters with her words. For at the window of my house I looked out through my lattice, and I saw among the naive, and discerned among the youths a young man lacking sense, passing through the street near her corner; and he takes the way to her house, in the twilight, in the evening, in the middle of the night and in the darkness. And behold, a woman comes to meet him, dressed as a harlot and cunning of heart. She is boisterous and rebellious, her feet do not remain at home; she is now in the streets, now in the squares, and lurks by every corner. So she seizes him and kisses him and with a brazen face she says to him: ”I was due to offer peace offerings; today I have paid my vows. Therefore I have come out to meet you, to seek your presence earnestly, and I have found you. I have spread my couch with coverings, with colored linens of Egypt. I have sprinkled my bed with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon. Come, let us drink our fill of love until morning; let us delight ourselves with caresses. For my husband is not at home, he has gone on a long journey; he has taken a bag of money with him, at the full moon he will come home.” With her many persuasions she entices him; with her flattering lips she seduces him. Suddenly he follows her as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool, until an arrow pierces through his liver; as a bird hastens to the snare, so he does not know that it will cost him his life. Now therefore, my sons, listen to me, and pay attention to the words of my mouth. Do not let your heart turn aside to her ways, do not stray into her paths. For many are the victims she has cast down, and numerous are all her slain. Her house is the way to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death. (Proverbs 7:1-27)(NASB)

Do you not recognize in this story the things that you see at the disco? Here are a few of them:

  • a foolish boy
  • it’s twilight, evening
  • a woman dressed as a harlot and cunning heart
  • she is boisterous and rebellious
  • her feet do not remain at home; she is now in the streets, now in the squares, and lurks by every corner.
  • she seizes him and kisses him and with a brazen face she says to him, “Come, let us drink our fill of love (sex) until morning…”
  • with her many persuasions she entices him
  • he follows her as an ox goes to the slaughter

Therefore, God says to not let your heart turn aside to her ways and to not stray into her paths. And her paths are at the disco. You must never go there, because disco is her home, is the road to hell, the road that descends to death.

Translated by Felicia Rotaru