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Old 28th February 2013, 07:30 AM
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The Ordinance of Foot Washing

I attended a Free Will Baptist church while going to college. One evening we had a footwashing / communion service. Having never been to one my flesh fought me all the way to church that night. During the service there was such tears and shouting, wow! They would pray over you as they washed the feet and it was really a dramatic sight. It is really done decent and there is such a clean spiritual sensation afterwards as I cannot describe.



See the icon in the lower left of the above image? That is the basin and towel that symbolizes the ordinance of foot washing in the Freewill Baptist church.

I had a girl get on at my workplace with a Freewill Baptist church shirt on. I told her she was the first Freewill Baptist church member I have met since college. She said that she was looking for a good church. I told her there were no churches that observed the ordinance of foot washing here and that the people have became annoyingly arrogant. We both agreed that bringing the ordinance of foot washing to some of these modern day refrigerators would probably do a lot of people good. The humility would be a great asset!

So... Break out the basins and towels and lets get at it!
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Old 28th February 2013, 07:37 AM
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Old 28th February 2013, 08:48 AM
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My youngest daughter got married last fall and her and hubby did a foot washing during their WEDDING of all things.

Since I detest the 'cult' she is currently involved (the Acts 29 Network CULT) in I didn't see any great shakes in the demonstration.

But I do have great hopes for her as a MOLE into their system because I know she will come out of it and perhaps more with her.

and yeah, they do foot washings too, along with the SDAers.

But let's not take any closer looks than that.

I also read with great delight recently about one of their higher up mucky mucks who defected and happened to land in a Perfect Place.

It really is happening out there right now on many fronts.

God Works in all things. Hard part is seeing it at the lower orders. But that really is also where 'the action' is as well.

Way down in the DUST. A great place to be.

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Old 28th February 2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by rockytopva View Post
I attended a Free Will Baptist church while going to college. One evening we had a footwashing / communion service. Having never been to one my flesh fought me all the way to church that night. During the service there was such tears and shouting, wow! They would pray over you as they washed the feet and it was really a dramatic sight. It is really done decent and there is such a clean spiritual sensation afterwards as I cannot describe.



See the icon in the lower left of the above image? That is the basin and towel that symbolizes the ordinance of foot washing in the Freewill Baptist church.

I had a girl get on at my workplace with a Freewill Baptist church shirt on. I told her she was the first Freewill Baptist church member I have met since college. She said that she was looking for a good church. I told her there were no churches that observed the ordinance of foot washing here and that the people have became annoyingly arrogant. We both agreed that bringing the ordinance of foot washing to some of these modern day refrigerators would probably do a lot of people good. The humility would be a great asset!

So... Break out the basins and towels and lets get at it!
This is done in Orthodox Churches as well. I've experience foot washing in the Free-will Church as well and have to say I had the same reaction as you.

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I went to a Church that did foot washing.

They were a bunch of wackos.

I don't think today there is a reason for foot washing.

We don't walk long distances in sandals.

Our feet aren't that dirty like they were in N.T. times.
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Old 28th February 2013, 06:10 PM
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I went to a Church that did foot washing.

They were a bunch of wackos.

I don't think today there is a reason for foot washing.

We don't walk long distances in sandals.

Our feet aren't that dirty like they were in N.T. times.
So you think Jesus was telling the Apostles their feet were dirty? It's an exercise in being humble. I've been to several Churches that practice this. Haven't found the wacko one yet.
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Old 28th February 2013, 08:47 PM
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I'm afraid it would take a googolplex more than "Oooh, it FELT so 'spiritual'" to convince me that a normal First Century practice was instituted as a perpetual "ordinance."
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I'm afraid it would take a googolplex more than "Oooh, it FELT so 'spiritual'" to convince me that a normal First Century practice was instituted as a perpetual "ordinance."
Spiritually speaking, in the time frame we are in ... yes, it is, but the ordinace can be wittled down to a more simple term, our cross.
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I'm afraid it would take a googolplex more than "Oooh, it FELT so 'spiritual'" to convince me that a normal First Century practice was instituted as a perpetual "ordinance."
No we do not do it because it feels so spiritual. (although it does for many)We do it because Christ taught it. And after the meal as He taught. If this had been for the cleansing of dirty feet it would have been done before the Supper. Christ was teaching by example. He, the Master, lowered himself to be a servant as it was the servant's job to wash the guests feet.
So why do we do it? John chapter 13
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?

13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.


We do it because Christ told us to do it. If it's weird, then take it up with Christ.
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BTW It took a googolplex more to convince St.Peter also. Read John 13:1-11.
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