(This may or may not be the right section for this…)
How are we to explain altar rails? If your church doesn’t have these, they’re low barriers around the chancel marking an area typically reserved for the ordained clergy and servers at the altar. They usually will have a padded step at the bottom for people to kneel and pray. But this seems to go against Christ’s tearing of the heavy curtain in the Temple, cordoning off the Holy of Holies from the laity, that they may come. So how is it that altar rails are reconciled with scripture? They seem to me to be at least a little contradictory it.
I’m not trying to be combative or issue a “gotcha,” I’m genuinely wondering how to we are to think about this.