Monday, March 15, 2004

The Last Supper...

TimK posted a comment to my post on Communion, Individual Style, wondering "Who do you want to commune with? I'm interested in the basis of a corporate "must have" attitude." The point of my post was to convey the Biblical teaching on the act of partaking in communion of the Lord's Supper. Check the scriptural references to this act, whether it be the original (Matt 26, Luke 22), or that celebrated in the new church (Acts 2; 20; 1 Corinthians 11), or even its precursor (Exodus 12), and you will find that the communion is between the Lord and His followers. There is certainly no mandate against partaking of the communion individually, but whenever it is shown occurring it is as a corporate activity within a corporate gathering. The fact that it is derived from the Passover meal, a communal act, should also serve to show that it was intended to be shared corporately.

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