Spring/Summer 2015 Issue
The following posts are part of the Spring/Summer 2015 issue. This was originally a free issue, which was downloaded by many who gleaned. Articles that are in this issue contain information about Christian headcovering, false doctrines most people are believing, what it means for a heart to wax gross, and more.full course
- Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire…
- Modesty Minute: Cruel Attentions
- What Does It Really Mean 2 Be Mature?
- Promiscuous Girl
- Learning to Be Raped 1000 Times
- Be a Charity Church Member
- Hearts Waxed Gross
- Are You Unworthy To Take Communion?
- Debunking 7 Christian Headcovering Myths in Christianity
- The Godly Working Woman
- Throwing Away the Gift of Salvation… accidentally
Are You Unworthy To Take Communion?Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes
Have you ever considered the depth of the importance of being worthy to take communion? Some take communion somberly remembering the crucifixion of what the Lord endured for us. Some take it happily remembering that we are set free. These things are true, but they are not the entirety of what we need to focus on.
When the Lord began communion at His Passover supper, He told His disciples that the bread was His body that was broken for them and the wine was the blood of the New Testament. But the main reason His body was going to be broken was because of betrayal deriving from selfishness. What Judas and the accusers did to Him were the defining acts of ultimate betrayal in the New Testament that demonstrate to us what we should never do against God or to one another. This is why we take communion. We do it to remember that Jesus’ body was broken and His blood was spilled because of self-centered acts and His blood defines the New Testament. When we take communion, we proclaim the Lord’s death until He returns remembering how and why He died and how it applies to us. Paul expounds on the reason for communion as He scolds a congregation for their lax, uncaring approach of only considering themselves,
Then Paul reminds them to examine themselves,
Paul tells them to wait for one another,
Unlike Judas and the accusers, we must remember not to become unfaithful to God or to one another because we are a family in Christ. We are like Christ, we are born of Christ so what we do against one another, we do to Christ. Those who do not consider this will become “weak and sickly” over time as they take communion because they have a betrayer’s selfish heart, which they fail to examine in their relationships with others. Notice what Jesus points out regarding betrayal after sharing the cup of the new testament.
As often as you take communion, the point is to examine yourself to see if you are a hater without cause or a schemer against others in the body because if you are betraying others in your spiritual family, you are also betraying Christ. Notice that Judas also betrayed Christ directly because he did not adhere to His word. Therefore, we can look to the two most important commandments and ask ourselves if we are truly following them.2 This is what puts damnation upon someone who partakes of communion—which is an act of professing they are one with the Lord and the body of Christ—but because of their sin, is a hypocrite.
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