What does the word "vibes" mean in Christian culture?

Jenny asked, "I hear many young Christians using the phrase "good vibes" or "happy Sunday vibes." I was taught that the word "vibes" was a new age or occult word, yet I hear it so much from young Christians. Is this a wordly term we should reject?

Thanks for your question. 

If you have a relationship with a person talking about “vibes,” it might be good to ask them what they mean. Not only will you get clarity, but it causes the person to think about the words they use. 

I suspect that most people using that word are not thinking in terms of the New Age or the occult. 

One way the word ‘vibe’ seems to be used today is as a synonym for ‘wish.’ Four example, if a person were to end an email to you with the phrase “good vibes,” she is likely trying to say that she thinking about you, and wishing you a good day.

It’s certainly a slang works that does not communicate clearly. It’s not a word that I use. But in modern use, I don’t assume that someone using that word is referring to the occult.

But again, asking the person for clarification in a kind way would be the best way to discern what they really mean. 

I hope this helps.


William Ashley says:
It's just more of what is causing the great falling away mentioned in Revelation for the end times...NOW...the rapture may very well be this coming feast of Trumpets 🎺 Sept 2022....America will fall very soon...listen to Jonathan Cahn on youtube The Harbinger...great exegesis of old testament prophecy's happening RIGHT NOW before our eyes

Add a Comment

How to use this page:

Here at Wisdom International, we believe that the Bible is God's Word. Therefore, it carries the authority of God himself and is the final authority by which we order our lives. 

Sometimes the Bible can be confusing and difficult to understand. But God desires to be known. Scripture answers the big questions of life and should seek to know and understand what it says. 

This section of our website contains Stephen Davey's articles and his ever-growing archive of answers to questions from people like you. If you have a Bible question and are seeking an answer from the Bible, use our contact form to submit your question for Stephen. 

If you have questions, the Bible has answers and we want to help you! Ask Stephen your question here

You can browse this section to read Stephen's previous answers and read all of his previous posts. To search and see if your question has already been answered, click on the search icon above.