Is Clubbing a Sin?

A few of the common lifestyles among young people are partying, drinking, clubbing, etc.

For the purpose of this blog post, we are going to be focusing on clubbing among Christians.

Should Christians go to nightclubs? Is clubbing a sin?

Simply put, clubbing is basically the act of frequenting nightclubs.

Is this a thing that should be named among practicing Christians or growing believers?

I am going to share my one and only experience with nightclubs, and we will draw answers from it. Let us get into it right away.

My Clubbing Experience — Should Christians Go to Nightclubs

I know you are probably thinking that this happened before I got saved by Jesus Christ.

But this actually happened when I already have a relationship with God.

Though, it was not an intentional thing I decided to do that I wanted to go clubbing that day.

Here is what happened exactly.

So, we had our faculty week on Campus at the time, and we were going to have our dinner night.

I had no plans of going to the dinner night, as I had no ticket whatsoever, and I did not have money to buy one.


A few days earlier, a classmate and I gave a great musical rendition that people loved so much.

Due to this, we got a late invite to perform at the dinner night. And you know what that means?

It means we are getting into the dinner free of charge, and we get to eat too.

We already got wind that there will be an all-night party that night, but I thought I would be able to leave before the dinner night ended.

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Unfortunately for me, the dinner night started late. This meant that we would perform late.

We had no choice but to stay over since it was very dark to leave for home.

The h0tel where the event was held is very far from where I lived, so I had no choice but to stay.

In my head, the all-night party should not be that bad, and if it was going to be, I was just going to be on my own.

Before I knew what was happening, they started directing us somewhere else from the hall where the dinner night was held.

I discovered that it was a nightclub that we were entering that night.

You could barely hear anything from outside the nightclub.

All the noise in the nightclub stays with the club. I figured that the building was soundproof.


Getting into the nightclub is another entire story.

When I got in, I saw a lot of things. Note that it was my first time in a night club.

I saw people drinking, sm0king a lot of stuff, and the most strange thing I saw was str1ppers str1pping for people in the club.

I felt like my place was not in the club. It was so strange to me, and all.

I could not sleep at all till it was dawn when I could safely leave for my place.

Is Clubbing a Sin?

Going to night club in itself might not be a sim, but it puts you at the risk of being tempted to sin.

The life in the club is not one that has anything to do with the Christian life.

Christians should not go to nightclubs. Christians should not go clubbing.

1 Corinthians 10:23 say “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not”

There is nothing clubbing would add to your spiritual or Christian life.

Clubbing in many societies, is not something expected of a responsible young person.

And the bar should be higher for a Christian, we have a strong consecration to only things that please our Lord.


What Does the Bible Say About Clubbing?

There ain’t specific Bible verses about clubbing but we could glean wisdom from some specific Bible verses.

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1 Corinthians 15:33 says that do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

Either you like it or not, what’s happening in the club is some sort of community building.

If you frequent a club well enough, there will be some set of people you’d have bonded with by the virtue of frequenting the same nightclub together.

And if you indeed know the value of company, you will strive to get more godly friends who love God just like you do.

2 Corinthians 6:14 says that, “Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?”

If indeed you know your identity, and you know the kind of people who frequent club, wanting to frequent club should not be a question.

Why You Should Not Go to a NightClub as a Christian? 

You may be wondering that what makes the club any special.

Why should a Christian not go there? Is it not a place where events take place just like any other place?

1. The community is not Christ-like

One thing I have noticed about humans is that we are social beings.

We all move with people that we think are like us, and understand our language.

The sincere truth is that the nightclub is not the environment to find the right people for yourself. You will most likely not feel you belong there.

2. The life in the club is not Christ-like

All the life that is tied to clubbing like prom1scuity, drink1ng, sm0king, getting h1gh, dancing with str1ppers, etc. are all kinds of life that is alien to the eternal life that you have received by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

3. It doesn’t help your Christian life

1 Corinthians 10:23 say “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not”

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This bible verse talks about the fact that it might make sense to do some things, but they are not helpful, they do not edify or build up your faith.

If this scripture is indeed valid, one must deny oneself, and say no to some things even if they seem lawful but does not edify our spiritual or Christian life.

4. You’re not expected to be found there

The sincere truth is that, if people know you as a follower of Jesus Christ, they will be more surprised to find you in a club, at all.

This shows the expectation expected of you as a believer.

Even though, some expectations demanded of a believer might be realistic, but the moral expectation expected of a Christian is high.

Besides this, we must ask to know what pleases the Lord in this kind of situation.

Will God love that I am here wilding out with some guys? Will God love the kind of life I am indulging from clubbing?

Wrong Reasons to Go to a Nightclub as a Christian 

Now, I am going to talk about this.

Cos there are some people who go to the extreme to find reasons and justify themselves for clubbing.

Here are the wrong reasons to go to a club

1. To preach the gospel

As much as it is our responsibility to preach the gospel, it is unwise to go into a club saying you are going in there to preach the gospel.

Who at that point will have a listening heart to whatever you want to say?

2. Because you’re invited by someone you’re preaching to.

You must set a standard. It is not wise to play into whatever the person you are preaching want.

So, if the person you are trying to preach the gospel to wants to date you, will you date them because you want to turn them to Christ?

There are better ways to reach out to a lost soul than do their worldly biddings.

3. You used to go there before I got saved.

If you club before you got saved, and you are wondering if you can still do it once a while. This word is for you.

The Lord has called you out of there. Find and stay in the community of God’s own people.

Is Clubbing a Sin? Before You Go 

I hope you find the answer to your question, “is clubbing a sin?”

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