Nightclubs have two purposes primarily facilitated through the loud music and dancing – drinking alcohol and meeting members of the opposite sex, often with sexual activity in mind. The petty short-lived thrills of engaging in sex, alcohol, and drugs that are common in most nightclubs have very destructive and long-term mental, emotional, physical and spiritual consequences.

While we as Christians are to be in the world, we are not to be of it – we are not to be interested in, desire or do those things that appeal to the sinful nature (Jn 17:16; Rom 12:2; Jas 4:4; 1 Jn 2:15). The Bible lists some of the shameful acts of a lifestyle of those who will not inherit the Kingdom of God

Stay away from temptation

(Gal 5:19-21). Hence the command “Put off the old self and put on the new self” (Eph 4:22,24). Such places are not for Christians, even if the sinful activities are not indulged in, as the witness they present to the watching world by just being there is destructive and must be avoided, with the Bible stating, "abstain from any appearance of evil" (1 Thes 5:22). We should not compromise our faith or be involved in questionable settings – instead our whole life should bring glory to God (1 Cor 10:31). If you don’t want to be burnt, keep away from the fire. Frequenting such places puts a person in the path of temptation where because of our human frailty, it is easy to fall into sin when the situation presents through the shedding of inhibitions, even if no alcohol has been consumed. We should exercise caution about being involved with things that originate from a worldly source and have methods values blantantly different to those approved by God.

See also: compromise, consequences, dance, drink, drugs, entertainment, flesh, leisure, lifestyle, party, pleasure, temptation.