What is the meaning of Psalms 51: 5-10?
God directed me to this Psalm months ago and it's blessed me so very much. David wrote this Psalm after he'd gone to Bathsheba and killed her husband. He knew he was wrong, but I find it very telling that in the beginning of it he tells God that he'd sinned against Him and Him alone. V5 tells us that we are all born in sin. V6 says that God desires for us to know truth....Him. The inward parts he speaks of is the heart, of course. I believe the hidden part, though is our spirit....which is different from our heart (soul). V7 speaks of being purged with hyssop...which is a plant used in medicine and ceremonial cleansing. If the Lord cleanses you, you will be pure. V8 is asking the Lord to restore his joy...the bones He has broken, I believe is a reference to the child that Bathsheba bore who died. V9 is David asking for forgiveness. V10 is my fave in this Psalm. He's asking God to cleanse his heart of any sin and renew the zeal and love he had before.
Hebrews 13:9 What are eatables or ceremonial foods ? Are these false teachings ?
Hebrews 13:9 9 Do not be carried away with various and strange teachings; for it is fine for the heart to be given firmness by undeserved kindness, not by eatables, by which those who occupy themselves with them have not been benefited. NWT 9 Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by ceremonial foods, which are of no value to those who eat them.NIV Can you explain what this scripture means ?
What is the ceremonial meaning of tobacco smoking in Native American culture?
Well, in the Caribbean, Tobacco (originally a Taino word), was cultivated for only the Behikes (spiritual medics) and Kasikes (Chiefs) .They would participate in ceremonies where both would first cleanse themselves by consuming laxatives and regurgitating (using a tautúa [purgative]). The latter phase is where both would consume Tabakú to communicate with spirits and the gods.That's basically what happened.
What does ceremonial head of state mean?
President Pranab Mukherjee is the ceremonial head of state (India).But that doesn't mean he'll confine himself to bland official homilies. In his memoir, The Turbulent Years, he writes about demolition of Babri Masjid as an act of 'absolute perfidy' and then PM, Rajiv Gandhi's 'error of judgement'.
What is the meaning of protocall?
Protocol the rules or conventions of correct behavior on official or ceremonial occasions
What is the purpose of a ceremonial marriage?
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Why is the president also known as “the ceremonial head of India”?
Because he serves as ceremonial head only as executive powes are vested with the Prime minister and his council of ministers.The President of India just enjoys the pleasure of being the first citizen of the nation, distributing various awards all along the year, attending ceremonies as the chief guest and a few visits to other nations. Although, the president is empowered with so many powers through the constitution but the executive head is the PM.
What is the point of having a ceremonial President or Monarch?
Basically, ceremonial Head of State has the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, and the right to warnBagehot, Walter (1867) The English Constitution, LondonOften "ceremonial" positions aren't really purely ceremonial. They serve couple functions:Head of State appoints and delegates running of the government, as well as to sack the appointeesFor an example, President of the Republic of Ireland serves as a Head of State, he appoints the Prime Minister who performs day to day business of the government as the Head of Government. Think of Head of State as chairman of the board (representing the shareholders) in a public company, and CEO as prime minister. As the person who builds his cabinet and appoints Head of Government, Head of State can also force a resign or sack his government.Head of State performs soft diplomacy with foreign powersMonarchs and ceremonial heads of states travels abroad on state function to increase good will (maybe not official state diplomacy, but still) for that country. I don't know about you, but I like Queen Elizabeth and Queen Margrethe. European monarchs finally settled into role of graceful heads of states once they became part of constitutional monarchy, IMHO."Ceremonial" Head of State can serve as a last sane person against a chamber full of legislative demagoguesBritish Monarch for an example can At any time the Sovereign could dissolve parliament and call a general electionWikipedia - Dissolution of the Parliament of the United KingdomAnother example of a ceremonial monarch stopping a group of nut-jobs in a government could be seen in how Japanese Emperor Hirohito, in August of 1945, basically forced the Japanese government's hand in accepting the allied terms of surrender even with Kyūjō Incident when his life was threatened. It's still unknown if Emperor Hirohito bears responsibility for the Japanese war crimes during WWII, but he did end it and cooperated with US occupying power in allowing for peaceful transition.I hope this short article helped you understand some actual functions of ceremonial heads of state.Thanks for reading.*Edited as per Ian Marshall's correction. Thanks!
I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial?
Yes, it's true that I am an agent of Satan, but my duties are largely ceremonial. I don't understand this. Is there a back story, or am I a moron?
What is the meaning of nosi or noshi?
Noshi are a kind of ceremonial origami fold entirely distinct from "origami-tsuki". Put simply, they are not certificates, but are attached to gifts to express "good wishes". Noshi consists of white paper folded with a strip of dried abalone or meat, considered a token of good fortune