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Author:  Catholic Defender [ Thu May 06, 2021 8:07 am ]
Post subject:  Bowing is a sign of showing respect

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Bowing has several purposes, I’ve seen people bow as a sign of humble respect. Suffering defeat, people bow in respect to the winners, in war, people have bowed in shame. People bow when receiving great applause, it is a measure of humbling oneself. Bowing can be a form of showing respect or submission.

For religious purposes, the Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary states, “to incline in respect or submission”. To the Christian, it is all about reverence and respect. What is being viewed from the act of using incense is bringing the supernatural into the presence of the congregation. Revelation 8:3-5 states, “Another angel came and stood at the altar, holding a gold censer. He was given quantity of incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the holy ones, on the gold altar that was before the throne. The smoke of the incense along with the prayers of the holy ones went up before God from the hand of the angel. Then the angel took the censer, filled it with burning coals from the altar, and hurled it with burning coals from the altar, and hurled it down to the earth. There were pearls of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake.”

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