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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

Why do Christians stand to sing? I think the reasons are fundamental to the act, so I do not see biblical instructions or precedents to be relevant. One may ask, how one should eat a meal: should one ...
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In Christianity is food recommended to be consumed using left hand?

There are no rules in Christianity about which hand you eat with. As NigelJ writes, Christianity does not consider how you eat to be important (see Matthew 15). Such rules as there were under Judaism ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

It is common for Christians to stand while singing in church because it is common to sing while standing regardless of context. Standing allows the singer to make better usage of their diaphragm and ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

As for a Biblical basis, take a look at 2 Chronicles 5:12: all the Levite singers who belonged to Asaph, to Heman, to Jeduthun, and to their sons and their brothers were clothed in fine fabric, ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

I don't know your denomination, but in roman-catholic church there are times when you are standing and other times when you are sitting. If a hymn is sung during the time when you are sitting (this is ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

Why do Christians stand when we sing? Because the day of the Lord is consecrated to the Resurrection, it is a kind of image of our hope in the Resurrection, the attitude of standing had for the early ...
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In Christianity is food recommended to be consumed using left hand?

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which ...
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Which churches regularly give altar call (like "raise your hand if you accept Jesus") in their service?

Altar Calls The evangelist Charles Finney is said to have started the practice of having public "altar calls". A practice utilized by Billy Graham, and other modern evangelists, later on. ...
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Which churches regularly give altar call (like "raise your hand if you accept Jesus") in their service?

The Churches of Christ offer what we call the "invitation" at every service where some kind of homily is spoken. Those present who wish to be saved, those who wish to make a public ...
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Why did the Jansenists practice such harsh penances?

Réginald Garrigou-Lagrange, O.P., Three Ages of the Interior Life, pt. 2 "Purification of the Soul in Beginners", ch. 19 "Practical Naturalism: Of Action and of Inaction" (ref:35....
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Would an actual Christian (in the 1920s or today) actually make a "prayer sign" like this in this context?

In silent movies, actors had to do things in an exaggerated way in order to communicate the idea to the audience: People made that praying-hands gesture to indicate "thank God". Women put ...
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Why do Christians stand when we sing?

One reason is it's a sign of respect. Most countries request you stand when the flag is presented, or the national anthem played. King George II supposedly did so during Handel's Messiah If you’re ...
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