Laying On of Hands
A simple belief that power or anointing or any other necessary quality can be transmitted from one person touching another. Laying on of hands was practiced by the Leviticus priesthood. Jesus practiced it in Mark 10:13-16 as a blessing, and is our grounds for baby dedication instead of baptism.
Laying on of hands for healing (Mark 5:22-23,41; Mark 5:28-31; Acts 28:8; Acts19:11-12); laying on of hands to confer office (Acts 8:16-18); laying on of hands to receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 8:16-18); laying on of hands to believe words spoken, to receive anointing, and to cultivate the anointing (I Tim. 4:14); laying on of hands for ordination to consecrate and receive the necessary ministry tools (I Tim. 4:14).