Thursday, March 24, 2011

What's that Awe-ful Smell?

Most Protestant Christians of the Reformed family long ago gave up the use of incense in worship.  Roman Catholics retained it, of course; Anglicans rediscovered it in the 19th C. during the Oxford movement,  and others such as Lutherans have an indifferent approach to it;  its allowed, but not required.  Other world religions have long used various smoking herbs and other things to enhance worship and to strengthen the connection between this world and the unseen world.

Perhaps, we Reformed Christians should reconsider our abhorrence of the use of incense in worship.

Burning Incense is Psychoactive

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