Laying on of Hands and Succession


The laying on of hands is listed as an elementary principle and doctrine of the Christian church in Hebrews 6:1-2. What is the 'laying on of hands'? Was this practiced in the Old Testament? Did Jesus practice it? What types of reasons were the imposition of hands used for? Is there some special power in the hands of the ministry? Do all Christians need to have the laying on of hands? Can the casting out of demons and divine involve the laying on of hands? What kind of anointing oil is most commonly used? Did Church of God groups teach succession from the apostles through the laying on of hands throughout history? Has the Church of God ever had any type of succession list? Did the laying on of hands cross over to the Western hemisphere? Does succession entail more than the laying on of hands? Can you lose the mantle? What did the old Radio/Worldwide Church of God teach? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.

A written article of related interest is titled "Laying on of Hands" URL: