Incense for Caesar?

For many American Christians, particularly Protestants, the use of incense in worship can be see as either exotic or legalistic.  Roman Catholics, some liturgical Protestants, and the Eastern Orthodox still use it frequently in their services.  If you have ever had the chance to experience this, you have to admit that it brings a sense of awe and wonder to the service. The noxious perfume or cologne of the person sitting next to you for a moment becomes irrelevant and you seem to travel back in time when the Levitical priests filled the Tabernacle or Solomon’s Temple with aromatic smoke.  Even the visions of heaven seen by John the Apostle included the burning of incense before the Lord (Rev. 8:3-4). Continue reading

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