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" I saw the redeemed host bow and cast their glittering crowns at the feet of Jesus; and then, as His lovely hand raised them up, they touched their golden harps and filled all heaven with their rich music and songs to the Lamb. . . . "
Ellen White AH 537

It would appear that she is saying we will throw our crowns at Jesus?

And here ... I thought we would wear our crowns. Oh well ... I suppose that Jesus deserves them.

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It's going to happen. Mmmkay?

I'm sure they get them back, though.

And they don't throw them AT Jesus, but cast them at THE FEET of Jesus. Like:

Acts 4:34 ... for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
4:35 And laid [them] down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

4:37 Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid [it] at the apostles' feet.

Acts 5:2 ...and laid [it], at the apostles' feet.


They don't gift wrap it or send it by FedEx, but they set the things at their feet. It's a sign of reverence.
Here is what the Dictionary has to say about the word :

cast   /kæst, kɑst/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [kast, kahst] Show IPA Pronunciation
verb, cast, cast⋅ing, noun, adjective
–verb (used with object)
1. to throw or hurl; fling: The gambler cast the dice.

2. to throw off or away: He cast the advertisement in the wastebasket.
It will be from the deep joy and thankfulness that we will cast them at His feet! How thrilling it will be! May we each be ready to meet Him in those clouds!
I don't doubt that it will be with Joy ... Katrina.

But I am just a little confused at the symbolism. The word 'cast' causes the confusion. Perhaps someone here can tell me if the word meant something different when EGW wrote it. To me it implies 'anger' as in 'throwing' something at Christ. But I know she couldn't have meant that. I would have liked the word to be 'laid' them at His feet.
Ah Yes. As in gently throwing our crowns at Jesus.
They cast their crowns at Jesus' feet because they feel that He is the One who deserves them.

No, "casting" doesn't at all imply anger or that they are throwing them at Jesus.

The word as used there is similar to "throw." They will throw them at Jesus' feet as an indication that they readily acknowledge that they truly belong to Him who died to save them.

cast 1 |kast|
verb ( past cast |kast|)
1 [ trans. ] throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction
The reason they can't gently set them down, is because it would take too long, which would take the drama and spontaneity out of it. They would have to line up and each present their crown, one by one. This is an all of a sudden thing, where they just toss them into a pile and just get it done all at once.

This doesn't indicate anger, but excitement. Like when Peter cast himself into the water:

John 21:7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt [his] fisher's coat [unto him], (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.

She also saw the saints lay their crowns up in their house:

..In each was a golden shelf. I saw many of the saints go into the houses, take off their glittering crowns and lay them on the shelf, then go out into the field by the houses to do something with the earth; not as we have to do with the earth here; no, no. A glorious light shone all about their heads, and they were continually shouting and offering praises to God. {EW 17.3}

So I guess the crowns are worn on certain occasions, but when it's time to work, they take them off. That seems normal.
How could they do that .... the crowns were given to Jesus. What did they do .... renege on they gift to Jesus? That seems rather niggardly of them.
You act as though you are confused about this. It is very clear. Jesus makes these crowns for us and gives them to us Himself. We will cast them at His feet in utter adoration and thanksgiving. It will be spontanious - not something that we will be thinking of beforehand. I do not understand why you are making an issue about something like this. It is really very clear. It is not strange or out of place at all. It is a beautiful scene.
No big issue here Katrina ... just a friendly casual conversation. You are free to contribute. Welcome. But some of us may be confused because we don't have the same level of education or intelligence as you. So, be patient with us.

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