Full disclosure. When I was a teen, I went to prom. Twice.
That was twenty years ago. The headlines brought out by this timely article by Neal Pollard show that times have changed. I’ve changed too.
Now I’m a parent and a more mature Christian. I know a lot more about the Bible than I did when I was a teen.
For example, I know that “lasciviousness” or “sensuality” (Gal. 5:19) is a work of the flesh, and that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God (Gal. 5:19-21).
I know that “lasciviousness” in the King James Version is called “sensuality” in the English Standard Version because the Greek word is all about “indecent bodily movements, unchaste handling of males and females,” among other things.
I remember that at the two proms I attended twenty years ago, there were a few people whose actions on the dance floor fit the above definition, even if I was not one of them.
And after reading the headlines and articles cited in the above article by Neal Pollard, I know that such sinful actions are even more prevalent in today’s proms, along with fornication, drinking alcohol, and a host of other sinful activities.
That’s why I could honestly say…twenty years ago, as an immature teenager…that I didn’t have a problem with prom.
And why I can now honestly say today, as a more mature Christian and parent, that there is no way my daughters are going to prom.
Parents, Christians, think about these things…