Is it OK for Christians to go to parties?

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“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?” (2 Corinthians 6:14).

God created humans as social beings with the need to fellowship with each other. There is nothing wrong with fulfilling that need in a good and wholesome environment. But not all parties are a good place to fulfill that need. It all depends on what activities are taking place there and with whom you are associating. A good guide to what we should do is to ask the question: What would Jesus do? Would He be able to go with you? The Bible teaches, “But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin“ (1 John 1:7). Christian fellowship revolves around the Lord.

If a party is fashioned after worldly amusements of music and entertainment, then this party should be avoided. The scriptures teach that by beholding we get changed (2 Corinthians 3:18). Christians are to guard the avenues of their souls (Matthew 15:19). Therefore, it’s essential to protect the mind of watching, listening and associating with evil (Matthew 5:22, 28). As believers, we are to stay away from temptation, remembering that “bad company corrupts good character” (1 Corinthians 15:33).

Also, going to parties where sinful activities take place weakens our Christian witness (Romans 2:24).”Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness” (2 Timothy 2:19). If a new convert sees his Christian brother at a worldly party, this will be a stumbling block to him and hurt his walk with the Lord (Romans 14:3).

As members of the body of Christ, we are to be a light to the world (Matthew 5:14) and testify to others to what God has done in our lives (1 Peter 2:11-12). All the activities of the Christian should glorify God “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God“  (1 Corinthians 10:31).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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