In accordance with my poll question on clapping, people keep saying that since baptism is not an act of worship, then clapping is acceptable.
Does this answer satisfy you? Or, do you think there is still a reason why clapping cannot occur after baptism? My opinion is that I would rather not have clapping after a baptism. I think an Amen and joyful praise in song is much more spiritual and solemn than raucous clapping.
It is my opinion that cheering and hooting is beneath the dignity of the moment. Someone says that since Baptism is a passive act, the Lord is doing the cleansing, not the person that is being clapped for. God deserves all the glory, not man.
What is your view of clapping after a baptism?
I will try to have a Poll question on my blog on Fridays. This week’s question is: Does the congregation where you attend, clap during worship?
I hope you will go and answer the poll.
I do not teach the adult class. One of our men has been teaching through the Old Testament for many years. We are up to Ezekiel 38. I will be preaching on Clapping in worship and Bibliolatry tomorrow.
What are your views on clapping in worship? After baptism? During VBS?