So, what about the laying on of hands? The Bible is full of examples of this ritual and as our theme text suggests, it seems to have something to do with the passing on of the spirit. As we look further into the Scriptures, we see it is a ritual also used in healing, praying, the raising of the dead and imparting spiritual authority. So, what does it all mean? Into what part of the Christian culture does the laying on of hands fit? Stay with us as we look into this fascinating topic and try to understand what “laying on of hands” should mean to us.
Defining the ritual of laying on of hands