Post by Brother Ben on Dec 1, 2007 16:35:11 GMT -5
My question is this: When does one do this? When you have brothers and sisters over for supper, after service, prayer meetings? Also is it appropriate for men to wash womens feet and vice versa?
Because foot washing is not an ordinance like baptism and the Lord's Supper, it is more open to interpretation. However, as the Lord's Supper says, "...as often as ye eat this bread...," could be applied to foot washing. This is a New Testament church grace that is free to congregational interpretation. Many churches practice foot washing after communion.
I would say it is not appropriate for men and women to wash each others feet. Just as the holy kiss, I think this should be men with men, women with women, this keeps it holy.
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