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Dr. E.C. Samkutty Questioning “KAMASUTRA” Type Performances in Vacation Bible Schools

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LUSTY MUSICAL PERFORMANCES SUCH AS PRAISE DANCES, ACTION SONGS, AND LITURGICAL DANCES ARE SLOWLY PENETRATING INTO CHRISTIAN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS.  HINDU TEMPLES AND ISLAMIC MOSQUES DO NOT ALLOW SUCH PERFORMANCES DURING PRAYER AND CHANTING SESSIONS.

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Christians are fastly losing the respect and solemnity associated with their place of worship.
(((Commentary by Dr. Ezhamkulam Samkutty)))
I think that VBS Is heading the wrong direction.  For example, vibrating hips, swaying tufts of hair, spinning thighs, shaking Legs, fanning(floating) skirts, and many such eye-catching kamasutra-type performances are promoted by backsliding church members

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Action Songs done by teenage girls and boys focus much on the movement of their hips, legs, thighs, hands, and shoulders. They are getting closer and closer to the sensual methods of nightclubs conducted in Five-Star Hotels. 

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Action songs are pleasing to the eyes---to the flesh--- but displeasing to the Holy Spirit. They evoke lust in the minds of the audience.
We must prohibit action songs in our churches. 
Look at the actors in these photos or in photos posted on my Facebook page. They are not serious enough about the theme of the songs. They laugh fully exposing all 32 teeth---giggling while performing gospel songs and worship hymns. God's presence is not honored. They perform songs as a fun activity, but not as a serious invitation to a deeper spirituality for the audience. Such immodest performances may not happen in all churches, but this new trend is slowly taking over the VBS.

Often, the clothes used for VBS Action Singers are bought from shops that sell cinematic costumes for dancers and film stars. Such designs are specifically done to entice the opposite sex---male clothes to attract females and female clothes to attract males. 
In fact, they are Satan-inspired clothe designs.
 

Some VBS staff members are occasional customers in such fancy textiles. They recommend such clothes for teenagers who participate in Action Songs and Praise Dances.

Some participants in these posted groups seem to be teenagers with fully developed bodies---probably between the ages of twelve to twenty. 
Sometimes, there are also adult males and females singing and dancing with the kids. 
Usually, men depict such scenes with cell-phone cameras or video-cameras, which means that the scenes are pleasing to the eyes.

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No one in the crowd is lifting his/her eyes to the heavenly hills in a solemn manner(Psalms 121: 1). They take the majesty of the LORD GOD JEHOVAH too lightly. 
One of the holiest men in the Bible named Job who lived in the city of Uz says that he made a "self-control- agreement" with his eyes pledging that he will not look at any girls with lustful eyes (Job 31:1). 

Action songs, praise dances, and liturgical dances are giving a chance for weak Christian men to watch the vibrating hips, the swaying legs, and the shaking thighs of girls---many times girls with fully-developed bodies. 
Females may also be tempted by the flames of lust when they watch males gyrating their bodies and shaking their hips on stage. 
If male teachers are training the girls to dance, they will most likely feel the pressure of added sexual temptations. 

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Physiologists confirm that males have five to ten times more sex hormones in their bloodstream, so they are tempted by lustful feelings at a very stronger force than girls. Girls may be unaware that men struggle a lot with their sexuality. Self-control is not easy for healthy adult males. 

Girls and ladies, please don't flaunt your bodies in front of men which may lead them to lusty thoughts. Your silly and even innocent actions could entice them to commit sin. Your immodest actions may lead the minds of men to wander in lusty pastures.
Don't dance in front of a man unless he is your husband. Don't gyrate your body, sway your legs, spin your hip, shake your thighs, expose your sleeveless armpits, flaunt your chest, or fan (float) your skirt in front of a man or a group of men. Don't come to VBS wearing sleeveless petticoats.

No Muslim or Hindu girl would dare to walk into a mosque or temple with sleeveless petticoats that expose their armpits.

No good can come out of Praise Dances, Action Songs, and Liturgical Dances.
We must prohibit such carnal "flesh-shows" in our churches. If not, some of these Action Song performances will soon be transformed into Belly Dances.
E.C. Samkutty (02 May 2018)

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