This is the text from Wednesday night bible discussion.
Hand clapping: Told not to clap at someone’s baptism
Way of Expression, Approval for something we support or agree with, Celebration to congratulate someone, Slapping of palms together, applause, joy, emotional expression of joy or happiness, emotions, an individuals external expression of joy or happiness they experience internally, feeling of validation.
What is Spiritual and What is Fleshly. Clapping is not a condition of SALVATION! Old Testament hand clapping seemed to be accepted.
CHURCH TRADITIONS: No eating in the building, no song groups, no drinking, only reading from the KJV during worship, women couldn’t wear pants,
Worship vs Non-Worship
Church traditions not to clap:
Hand clapping was related to leading to dancing. Demonstrated that we clap as though we’re watching a tv show. Hands used as an instrument. Hand clapping refers to the time when we as people practiced false religion. Clapping of hands was in church and snapping of fingers was in the club. Used for rhythm to a song like an instrument. Clapping of hands can interfere with someone else’s worship. Culture dictates whether or not a particular congregation claps their hands. Clapping was acceptable but not in a rhythm.
SCRIPTURES FOR CLAPPING: Psalms 47:1
HOMEWORK: IDENTIFY SCRIPTURES FOR AND AGAINST CLAPPING