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Skrevet af Jørn Nielsen   
Torsdag, 16. Juli 2015 06:25

We´ve come to the point now in our “cottage fellowship” that it´s time to listen to what the Bible has to say about “The Lord´s Supper” or “The breaking of bread”.  It´s doomed to be a failure, however, if such a teaching from the word of God doesn´t lead to an anointed exaltation and worship of our crucified and glorified Savior.

For doesn´t it say in 1 Cor. 11:26 that as often we do this, we proclaim Christ, remembering His death for our redemption, having also before our eyes His coming?  So with that act we are all, as it were, “preachers”!

The urgency of this solemn consideration has to do with my close observation in our national, Lutheran (so called) church.  But I´m also rather close to Catholic friends.  The Catholic perversion of the Lord´s supper (“The mass offering”) I don´t have to go into here.

But the practice in the “Lutheran” church makes me shudder too.  For very special reasons (because of my gospel testimony) I´m sometimes under its roof, and it makes me sick to see how unsaved church goers flock round the “altar” to take part in what they think is the Lord´s Supper.  Why do they do that? Because of a dead tradition or probably with the religious notion that they get afresh their remission of sins.

So I feel called upon to open the Bible with my few cottage friends and listen to what in all simplicity the Lord wants to teach us on the subject.

One thing should be made clear however much it would hurt some, i.e. the breaking of bread is for God´s redeemed people only.  For the word of God says that “the bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ” (1 Cor. 10:16), and His body includes the body of believers.  “For we being many are one bread, and one body” (v. 17) which can be said of born again believers only who have trusted Christ.

I´m not exercised by another empty “ritual”, but what the word does say for our edification, encouragement and the vitalization of the fellowship.
Your prayers will be coveted.

July 16, 2015 - jn

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