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my daughter opened the bible

i thought this was cute. i was responding to a post on here about alters. and i was talking about how i used to have a table with wood on it and leaves from a tree etc. but i didnt really consider it an altar. and i had incense etc.
so i go and look at the page my toddler was peeking at. and its talking about an altar and the incense altar and the wood altar. and i was like omg their ar altars in the bible?i didnt remember that!!!! lol

 
moki1984

Asked by moki1984 at 7:17 PM on Jul. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes, in the Old Testament, the altar was very important in Jewish worship. We in post-modern protestant Christianity have gotten away from using them. It was a way of focusing people's minds on a God they couldn't see.
    teamquinn

    Answer by teamquinn at 7:31 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • lol i didnt remember they talked about altars in the bible either
    necro1134

    Answer by necro1134 at 7:25 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • holy crap i went to find it and the first page i opened was it.
    exodus "the altar of incense" " the altar of burnt offering"
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 7:27 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • "and he made the holy anointment oil, and the pure incense of sweet spices, according to the workd of the apothecary" i have a feeling that sweet spices incense smelle relaly good.

    ohh i love incense lol.
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 7:29 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • for any belief ystem...

    even just meditating...or hell givin birth lol. its good to have a focal point to help you concentrate more and block out everythign else
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 7:33 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • Yeah, the Bible does mention alters. What is wrong is "worshipping" an alter or an idol. I don't think the actual alter itself is.......I could be wrong though...
    lighthousemom3

    Answer by lighthousemom3 at 8:23 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • There is no need for the altar or anything offered on an altar. Jesus was the Lamb slain and that covered that. His blood was the offering. Now it is by grace through faith that we have our salvation. Jesus is all that is required.
    bloodbought

    Answer by bloodbought at 8:55 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

  • altars are not all about giving of osmething or offerings

    many use them as focal points...reminders....
    moki1984

    Answer by moki1984 at 9:16 PM on Jul. 8, 2009

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