Footwashing: Only a Lesson in Humility? – Stephen K Hart – Good News Magazine

Footwashing: Only a Lesson in Humility? – Stephen K Hart – Good News Magazine

Footwashing: Only a Lesson in Humility?

Once a year, Christians are commanded to follow the example of Jesus Christ in performing the foot-washing ceremony He instituted on the eve of His crucifixion. But why? When men and women wore sandals – shoes open at the toes and on top – and commonly went barefoot as they walked the dusty and sometimes muddy roads and streets, the act of foot washing was a hospitable amenity extended to guests upon arrival at the home of their host. It was usually performed by a servant or by the wife of the host, while the guests reclined at the table. Jesus – the servant – performed this lowly service for His disciples on the night of His final Passover. …

Footwashing: Only a Lesson in Humility?

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About Herbert W Armstrong

Herbert W. Armstrong (July 31, 1892 – January 16, 1986) founded the Worldwide Church of God in the late 1930s, as well as Ambassador College in 1946, and was an early pioneer of radio and tele-evangelism, originally taking to the airwaves in the 1930s from Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Armstrong preached an eclectic set of theological doctrines and teachings that came directly from the Bible. His teachings included the interpretation of biblical prophecy and taught observance of God’s Laws, Sabbath (Saturday), and the Biblical “Holy Days”.
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