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The Holy Kiss

by James Smiley Wightman

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Published by iUniverse, Inc. .
Written in English


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Number of Pages384
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Open LibraryOL7560181M
ISBN 100595396771
ISBN 109780595396771

The title of the book comes from a quotation by Bernard of Clairvaux that it is appropriate to think of the Holy Spirit as a kiss. The author explains that Clairvaux "is imagining God the Father loving his son Jesus so tenderly that God would kiss the son, and the Spirit then would be that kiss."/5(4). Though the Scriptures provide no details, the “holy kiss” or “kiss of love” evidently reflected the wholesome love and unity prevailing in the Christian congregation. — Joh , Figurative Use.

Although kissing holy objects is not a religious obligation, it is a widespread practice among Jews. In the Torah, a kiss was deemed more than a welcoming. To kiss a holy object displays veneration. This symbolically represents one’s devotion to Judaism and loyalty to God. Examples of kissing holy . A pure heart is behind the holy kiss! Grace is a great equalizer, in that all are sinners saved by grace, and are only righteous based upon their standing in Christ’s finished work at Calvary. Similarly, the holy kiss brings all men to the same level.

Explore releases from The Holy Kiss at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from The Holy Kiss at the Discogs Marketplace. They are simply to be “holy”. Here are biblical references to these practices: The kiss of greeting: Genesis ,27—Jacob kisses his father. 2 Samuel —Joab makes as if to kiss Amasa. Psalm —“Kiss the son”, translated “Do homage” in the NASB. Proverbs —A right answer is like a kiss .


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The Holy Kiss by James Smiley Wightman Download PDF EPUB FB2

In the mystical body of Christ brethren employ the holy kiss as an expression of love and veneration. It is done so, idealistically at least, to convey love, reverence, and esteem for fellow believers in the Lord.

In the Apostolic Christian Church the use of the holy kiss is, of The Holy Kiss book, confined to each particular Size: 63KB. The holy kiss has been a subject of puzzlement for many in the Lord’s church (Rom. ; 1 Cor. ; 2 Cor. ; 1 The Holy Kiss book.

Misunderstanding abounds on the subject in regard to its practice and whether it has a role in the church today.

It doesn’t seem to me that Paul and Peter tell the church to greet one another with a holy kiss, meaning: You dare not even see one another without kissing one another. It is not that kind of rule.

For instance: If you walk out of this room while we are having tea and you walk back into the room, I need to greet you with a kiss. The “Holy Kiss” is where love meets with truth they’re joined together Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other Greet one another with an holy kiss (Psalm ; 2 Corinthians ).

The holy kiss between the Jewish and Gentile believers was done righteously in recognition that all believers are brothers and sisters in the family of God. Whether or not the holy kiss should be a tradition we carry on today is not clear in Scripture. But let no one do it with deceit, as Judas betrayed the Lord with a kiss” (The Constitutions of the Holy Apostles, Book 2, 57, pageVol.

7, The Ante-Nicene Fathers). Again, another confirmation here that the holy kiss is to be expressed within the same gender, not cross gender.

Amazing. An excellent book. So helpful in defining truth simply and clearly, and enabling me to return to an actual and personal relationship with God through the Holy Spirit. Easy to read.

A strong reminder of the need for spiritual growth by allowing the Holy Spirit to accomplish renewal and transformation in us/5(17). The kiss is "holy" in that is more than just a sign of greeting.

It is physically pure and morally blameless. A holy kiss is one that is not disingenuous or deceitful, contrary to Judas' kiss to betray Jesus.

Rather, a holy kiss between Christians is to express brotherly love and unity. The instructions concerning the holy kiss contain no detailed information. The holy kiss is found in Romans ; 1 Corinthians ; 2 Corinthians ; 1 Thessalonians ; and 1 Peter (“kiss of charity”). Each instruction concerning the holy kiss is exactly one sentence.

The holy kiss was the normal greeting between Christians. One document from the early church gives this instruction: “Let the deacon say to the people, ’let no one have any quarrel against another; let no one come in hypocrisy.

The kiss of peace is an ancient traditional Christian greeting, sometimes also called the "holy kiss", "brother kiss", or "sister kiss". Such greetings signify a wish and blessing that peace be with the recipient, and besides their spontaneous uses they have certain ritualized or formalized uses long established in liturgy.

Many denominations use other forms of greeting to serve equivalent purposes. Get updates from The Holy Kiss delivered straight to your inbox Also, send me the Progressive Christian Newsletter and special offers.

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Bible verses about Holy Kiss. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.

The holy kiss is a practice with Scriptural basis (more on that below). As with other Amish practices, the way it is done varies. In some groups just the ministers exchange the holy kiss. In others, baptized church members also participate (common in New Order churches).

For this reason I want you to greet God’s people with a holy kiss, because of the angels. (1 Cor b) Every man or woman who does not greet God’s people with a holy kiss brings dishonors to themselves. (1 Cor ) If anyone is inclined to be contentious about greeting God’s people with a. The “Holy Kiss.” Among early Christians there was the “holy kiss” (Ro ; 1Co ; 2Co ; 1Th ) or “kiss of love", possibly bestowed on individuals of the same sex.

This early Christian form of greeting may correspond to the ancient Hebrew practice of greeting one with a kiss. Personal Greetings and Love 15 Greet Philologus and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olympas and all the saints with them.

16 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the churches of Christ send you greetings. 17 Now I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who create divisions and obstacles that are contrary to the teaching you have learned.

Turn away from them. In the ancient Church, the "Kiss of Peace" took place among all the faithful of the congregation. Again, it consisted of a light kiss on each cheek. In the Orthodox Church today, the Kiss of Peace only occurs between the clergy during the Liturgy in 99% of the churches, although there are a few that still practice it throughout the entire congregation.

Romans Salute one another with a holy kiss — “The Jews considered the kiss as an expression of friendship. Thus Joab, pretending great friendship to Amasa, took him by the beard to kiss him, when he slew him, 2 Samuel Our Lord says to Simon, LukeThou gavest me no kiss; meaning, that he had not expressed such affection to him as the woman had done who kissed his feet.

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When the bodies of four African-American women, crucified and bearing. Most of us give little attention, other than winks and giggles, to the verses commanding us to "greet one another with a holy kiss."Mount Holyoke religion professor Michael Penn, however, has.

All the brethren greet you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 2 Cor. Greet one another with a holy kiss. 1Thess Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss. 1 Pet. 14 Greet one another with a kiss of love.

Peace be to you all who are in Christ. The way the word “kiss” is .