Hand Raising in Worship - Poll Version 2

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by CF1, Nov 3, 2011.

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What are your thoughts and practices on Hand Raising in Worship?

  1. I raise both arms and move my whole body to the music in praise to God!

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  2. I raise my two hands and arms when it helps me worship and express love to God

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  3. I'm most comfortable with one hand/arm raised

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. I raise my hands in praise but keep them below my head

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. I'm willing to close my eyes looking upward

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. I say Amen sometimes

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  7. I don't raise my hands because I'm not comfortable with it

    3 vote(s)
    33.3%
  8. I don't raise my hands because I think it distracts others

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. I tell people to stop being "Pentacostalists" if I ever see them raise their hands

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  10. None of the above

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CF1

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    OK, some people wanted different options in the first poll with the same subject, so I'll set up another poll as "version 2" on the same topic. Maybe this version of the poll will give more options for voting.

    What are your thoughts and practices on Hand Raising in Worship?

    Check all boxes that apply.
     
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  2. righteousdude2

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    Again....

    ....If you can jump, shout, and raise your voice during a sporting event, or some other-worldly event, WHAT is keeping you from giving the same kind of praise to the One, who died for your sin and guarantees you eternal life?

    I can't think of a better reason to "dance like David did" and jump, shout and raise my hands like Joshua and the children of Israel when they finished their march around Jericho, and watched as the walls came crashing down.

    The Israelites were known for their willingness to show their appreciation to Jehovah Jirah with the full and complete expression of praise and worship when they came into the presence of their God.

    I think there will be a lot of folks in heaven getting a crash course in their praise and worship around the Holy of Holies. :applause:
     
  3. InTheLight

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    I responded, "I say Amen sometimes", which is like two or three times a year. I've heard thousands of sermons over the years so for it to be Amen-worthy, it's got to be pretty good, IMO.

    I've been in many different churches with different worship styles over the years so I pretty much stay quiet and sit still. I think it's great that people get into worship and raise their hands but I do wonder about people that have palms to the sky on EVERY SONG, EVERY SERVICE.
     
  4. freeatlast

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    I think it is totally up to each person and no one else's business. However I would add that if it is only done at church around other people then there is a good possibility it is to be seen and not real and not true worship so we should judge our real motives.
     
  5. righteousdude2

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    Okay....

    ....I would have to say that this is a "fair" observation. Motives are behind all we do. However, I can tell you, that my outward expression of my inward joy, praise and exhilaration for God is motivated by my love for Him and no other reason. I am as animated when I preach as when I perform Chrisitan music, and participate in church services that are genuinely exciting and praise worthy.
     

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