Dichotomy in Call to Worship (O Christ O my King. It’s no more a thing of surprise in Celestial Church of Christ, a church with an enriched doctrine and precepts to true worship as we find different versions and displays during our services, hymnal songs are sang with different tones and scales and mode of worship all varies from one parishes to the other, also within a parish.
The focus is on dichotomy in Call to Worship – O Christ O my King. Apparently, some set of people will raise their hands up saluting to the Lord their God (Jesus Christ) and the other set of people will humbly bow to also worship the Lord their God.
The question is, which set of people or group are actually doing the right thing? No, you don’t need to think, it’s not given to us by human brain, it’s from God. To give a valid point, different bible passages and also a section in our Constitution will be given to verify that which God requires from us.
In every passages of the Bible, it is clearly seen that whenever man worship God, angels to God or/and man to man, they go on their knees and bow their faces to the ground.
Genesis (24 vs 26, 24 vs 28, 24 vs 52),
Exodus (4 vs 31, 12 vs 27, 34 vs 8), Joshua (5 vs 14),
1Chronicles 29 vs 20, 2Chronicles 7 vs 3,
Psalms 95 vs 6, Matthew 2 vs 11 and
Revelation (4 vs 10 & 7 vs 11).
Also, to those given Crown (the male Cap), all must remove to worship God (Rev. 4 vs 10). The Celestial Church of Christ Constitution section 83: I quote
“… we should wholeheartedly sing above song and ring the bell to worship (this came much later) and draw near to God forgetting all about this world, kneeling on our knees and our forehead touching the floor in obeisance to Almighty God and in readiness to commune with Him.”
Nowhere in the Bible was it mentioned that hands should be raised up while kneeling to worship. Raising hand to worship was only given to us during Olorun 3ce Oba iye and we should all be on our feet not kneeling down. Even Satan recognises bowing as worship (Luke 4 vs 7). Therefore, I plead, if Satan can give all if Christ should worship him, how much more is our father in heaven.
Let’s retrace our steps and understand the truth about God, don’t let us be gullible or be a glutton, every guidelines to our worship has been laid down. You can’t worship God with the wisdom of your brain. God is spirit, and all who wants to worship Him must worship in spirit and truth (John 4 vs 24).
– Bro. Salako Samuel
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