Would you allow a woman to lay hands on you?

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  1. xdisciplex

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    I read that this is not biblical and this means that nobody should allow a woman to lay hands on him. What do you think about this? Does the bible not mentioning a woman laying hands on somebody necessarily mean that it*s not okay?
     
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    Boy xdisciplex this could be a headline for any of the late night talk shows :)
     
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    It depends.

    Are we talking about a closed fist, or an open-handed slap? :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I saw a woman lay hands on a rowdy teen, and drag him outta the church, and I had no problem with it.
     
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    My mom laid hands on me a couple times in church... :)
     
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    I know some grown men that would lay hands on you . . .

    :wavey:

    :laugh:

    :type:

     
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    When our youth pastor and his wife surrendered as a couple to the foreign mission field, we had a laying-of-the-hands service for them.

    They knelt together at the praying bench and those who felt led passed by them and touched them and whispered a brief prayer for them.

    When I passed by and stood over them, I touched the back of her head and his left shoulder. The memory is very clear and meaningful.

    It was a very moving service.
     
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    Bro Curtis:

    On your post where it says "Go up, thou bald head" is that some sort of a Star Trek type thing?

    Claudia
     
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    2 Kings 2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
     
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    The Bible doesn't mention airplanes or automobiles, so I guess those are unBiblical modes of transportation.

    The point is that silence in Scriptures is not the same as condemnation in Scriptures. If you can show me where Scipture prohibits, specifically, laying on of hands on a man by a woman, then we'll talk.
     
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    Two elderly women in church once prayed over me and laid hands on me. I felt better after that. :jesus: :godisgood:
     
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    I don't think that the Bible teaches that women should lay on hands.
     
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    I have had women lay hands on me.
    Some times this has been for healing.
    The Bible says thes signs shall follow those who believe . It does not distinguish male of female. I would not allow a person male or female that obviously does not have faith but talks negative and has obvious unbelief.
     
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    We've had a lot of fun with the OP question, but I got to thinking, which is pretty dangerous.

    My answer: It depends. When my beloved wife prays, it seems as if she has God's ear. I would have no problem at all if she laid hands on me and prayed for me at our home or the hospital, or as I was leaving on trip.

    In a church service context, I'm not so sure. The only time I've ever seen the laying on of hands is at an ordination, then only by men, and only by ordained men.

    This may sound strange, but I'd be uncomfortable for her to lay hands on in that context, but would be perfectly happy for her to pray for me.

    Now, what is the Scriptural basis for my view? Ain't got none.
     
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    It doesn't teach they shouldn't either.
     
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    As far as an ordination is concerned, no.

    The presbytery is to lay hands on the man. A presbytery is composed of ordained men; the elders/bishops.

    This is for the specific purpose of making it known to the public and God that you, as an ordained elder, believe this one has been called by God to the same office.

    Outside of that particular instance, say if I was sick in the hospital or having personal problems, I don't think I would have a problem with one of the old sisters laying a hand on me for comfort and asking God to bless me.

    There is, in my opinion, a difference in the way we conduct business in a formal worship service, using absolutely specified, in scripture, rules and practices, and the way we comfort one another outside of a formal worship service.

    It is interesting to me that the bible uses terms such as "laying on of hands" both for the ordination of a preacher and the capturing of a criminal. Maybe there's something to that.:smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I agree with James here as to ordination done by laying on of hands by the presbytery (Elders/Bishops and I would add Pastore just because most use the term) And this group is of Men only and even then they are not to do it without much thought and prayer (Ordination - pertaining to the ...lay hands suddenly on no man (Masculine refering to male)).

    But as to laying your hand on a person to pray for them I find no where in scripture to be forbidden. I think tact might be advisable so as not to make someone uncomforitable but by all mean grab hold and pray !!
     
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    As long as we're talking about Presbyterians, it should be noted that not all denominations interpret the laying on of hands for ordination so narrowly.

    Again, show me where it says that women are barred from laying on of hands.
     
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    Laying on of hands is one of those sacraments I am very uncomfortable with. I have no more aversion to women than I do men, but this I leave to other faiths. I won't doubt the faith of those who do it, and hope I would get the same respect back.
     
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    I wouldn't allow it in a church setting for sure. I doubt if anything wrong at home or hospital but know for sure when you allow things we do not have scripture for it tends to keep going, going, like a die hard battery. We had one church that started out that way and next thing we knew they were doing everything in the services and ended up them going off on their own. Maybe if we had of stepped in at the beginning we might of helped that church not end up all by itself.

    James, chapter 5
    "12": But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

    "13": Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms.

    "14": Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

    "15": And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

    "16": Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

    Don't know of any women Elders myself.

    Now Duck!! [​IMG]
     
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