Art and the Bible

Essay by Anonymous UserUniversity, Bachelor'sB-, April 1997

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I found this pamphlet very intriguing and interesting. My sister is a brilliant artist who has had her own art shows, and I have always been skeptical of the "art world." The reason for this is because I don't really understand it, but hopefully this class will help me understand and I am entering with an open mind and heart. Art was made for people to admire and respect, not to worship. I've never had a problem with this, but I know many who do. Scripture makes it very clear that making art is not forbidden, just the worship of it is forbidden.

Music and Dance, two very controversial topics in the religious community are discussed in this pamphlet as well. I love music of all types and I believe that God loves them as well, as long as they glorify Him. We are to sing praises to God so I don't believe there should be any debate with Christian music. On the other hand though, secular music gets a bad rap many times. Probably 80% of my music is secular, and I don't find anything wrong with that simply because I believe that anything that shows love to any of Gods creations should be honored except if it denies Him or His power. The cool thing about music is that everyone perceives music differently, and a Christian can make just about any music Christian, if they want to. Dance also constitutes controversy, and I can see why. I love dancing, but I don't believe society is dancing the way David did, for God. Dancing can be fun and enjoyable, as long as it doesn't cause another man to sin (lust).

Art sometimes confuses me when I see everyday things that I could make in seconds, selling for thousands...