Does the Bible say anything about burning incense?

Asked 3 years ago

If so, what incense is burned in the Bible?

Stuart Wells

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Incense was very common in the old testament and even up to today, some denominations still burn incense. Since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the veil of the temple has been removed so it is no longer necessarily to burn incense as explained in Hebrews 9:11-24. A Christian may still burn incense if he wishes to, but should consider 1 Samuel 15:22, "Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD?" This shows that obedience to God should be our priority as Christians.

Johan Slabbert

Sunday, February 27, 2022

The Bible contains 24 verses referring to incense. Not all Christians burn incense, it depends entirely on the branch of Christianity. Catholics typically burn holy incense in church as part of purification rituals by priests. The ingredients of this Holy Incense was handed down to Moses from the hand of GOD and would typically have the following base ingredients: Myrrh, Onycha, Galbanum and Frankincense.


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