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Can Any Christian Take Communion

Before, every denomination of believers disallows visiting believers of other denominations to partake Holy Communion. Nowadays, they can be invited to share the HC. Can anyone share whether his kind of denomination permit others to come to receive HC? Catholic churches seem to disallow that.

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Jesus performs 2impossible miracles and give us Himself For ever called "a rememberance of me"stating Eat of my body drink of my blood to Have life EVERLASTING:all baulk and start to question because you do not understand.Jesus assures us ETERNITY JN6:51 Because of your lack of understanding You through Pride loose your salvation.The change He offers you is to take place from the inside all you have to do is Genuinely believe He has that capability to make this possible like his Miracles.
---Emcee on 5/4/08


As I read Scripture 'communion' was something we Christians were told to do at meals in rembrance of Christ, using two common things, bread and wine.

The church service based communion is not what was intended, but valuable nontheless, and should be available to all those saved by Jesus finished work upon the cross.
---Warwick on 5/4/08


Ramon is correct. The early Father did believe in the True presence of Jesus Christ. Soul, Divinty, Body and Blood in Holy Communion in the Eastern Ox and RCC.
---Nicole on 5/4/08


RCC does not allow this because most Protestant do not believe in the true Presence of Jesus as He said in John chapter 6.
But, not only Protestant, any RC in moral sin must first go to confession before receiving Jesus.
Sentor John Kerry, in 2004 running for President was told not to go up for Holy Communion. (pro-choice)
So anyone who does not understand the true meaning of being in communion with Jesus, bodily and soul.
---Nicole on 5/4/08


"Every true Christian"Yes Catherine who is a true Christian?one who truely Follows Jesus Teachings in toto By Jesus standards matt16:17-19 or those who profess to follow By Their own standards After all it is Jesus Body and Blood Should He not set the rules?If some people are ready to accept a counterfieted Jesus does that satisify the word"I live in Him who lives In ME" would you accept a counterfit when the Genuine is Available.
---Emcee on 5/3/08




Any True Christian should be allowed to partake in communion, if and this is a big if they examine themselves to see if everything is okey between them and God and their fellowman. No unforgiveness in your heart toward other people, and no unforgiven sin in the true believer's life.
---catherine on 5/3/08


Andy:: You are misinformed I am RC and it is true Jesus is present in the Holy Eucharist after the words He used is repeated by His Priest "This is My Body & This ia my blood"his real presence is therein every detailthat is why he said "I live in him who lives in ME"
---Emcee on 5/2/08


Andy *Jesus is not physically pressent and neither the apostles or the early churchfathers believed 4) that he was there*

Incorrect. They all believed in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Obviously, you have not read the Early Church Fathers writings. You will not find one Church Father who rejected the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist (truly Body and blood of Chrst). Even Renowed Protestant Scholar J.N.D admit this (book: Early Christian Beliefs). Read 1 Cor 10:16, 11:18-34.
---Ramon on 5/2/08


Open communion is done to show that it is not people who judge the heart. GOD alone judges the heart. Therefore in the Seventh day Adventist church we practice open communion.

We also take literally JESUS example of washing His disciples feet and all who wish to join can also participate in washing each others feet. It reminds us of the humility of JESUS, that we are brothers and sisters in Christ. Also it is to remind us of our baptism.
---Samuel on 4/29/08


Not only RC disagrees, Yehowah witnesses and other cults who believe that you can only be saved through their church hold on to the rule, first (baptism, membership) in their cult, and only then holy supper.the "free denominations hold to the fact of fgaith, so there is no way of measuring that. therefore everyone is allowed after a personal check in his own heart.
---Andy on 4/29/08




2) what happened in the olden days however has nothing to do with today's freedom, one needed to have credentials to join the agap meal discribed in first Corinthians for two good reasons. one to keep the church holy and second due to persecution there was need of a security system. so tha no false brother would come in and destroy the group.
---Andy on 4/29/08


this system is still in use in Africa, where a credential is required. that is why in the african churches a baptism and a membership card are so valued.
---Andy on 4/29/08


3)this system is still in use in Africa, where a credential is required. that is why in the african churches a baptism and a membership card are so valued.
---Andy on 4/29/08


Maybe the American churches should reinitiate this system to prevent unholiness during Holy supper. Nevertheless Jesus is not physically pressent and neither the apostles or the early churchfathers believed 4) that he was there in the flesh, Christ is Spiritually pressent and supervising our hearts, the overseers need to keep this time holy and prevent anyone unworthy to "defile the body".that is the church.
---Andy on 4/29/08


"ALL" the children of Israel kept the passover, all the families of every house. In the Old Testament the clean kept it in the evening of April 14, and the unclean kept it in the evening of May 14, but we do not follow the Old Testament ways instead we follow the New Testament where the Lord's Communion is for "whosoever will let him come to the Lord's Table". Please read Numbers 9:1-14, Matthew 23:13, Luke 14:16-24.
---Eloy on 4/29/08


Stan. I am surprise at your last three posts, considering that you dissed the doctrine called "The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist" with your "mouse" story, which was believed by Saint Paul, and other Apostles, as well as the Early Church Fathers.

The Didache is a great example of one of the oldest "Christian Catechism" outside of Scriptures that states only Baptized Christians can partake of the Holy Eucharist. A wonderful Christian writing indeed. Blessings.
---Ramon on 4/28/08


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Emcee, The differences of opinion that existed among the early Christians are easily accounted for, when we remember that they had been Jews or Heathens, who had brought from their previous religious associations all sorts of ideas, and were disposed to retain them and reconcile them with their new religion. Faith in Christ, and the acceptance of his teachings, could not at once eradicate the old opinions, which, in some cases, remained long, and caused honest Christians to differ from each other.
---Stan on 4/28/08


Emcee, Today there is a limitless supply of books that we can use to read, study, research and train with. This is possibly one of the earliest books outside of the scriptures that was widely used in the early church. "While it carries no authority as the Holy Scriptures do", it is fascinating glimpse into the world of the early church and what documents were created to address the teaching needs of the time.
---Stan on 4/28/08


THE DIDACHE Teaching of the Twelve Apostles Besides the Scriptures the Didache is perhaps the oldest documents that was used by the early church as a guide for teaching. There is no firm date assigned to it but many believe that it could possibly date between AD 70 to 130. It was cited by early Church Fathers such as Clement of Alexandria and Athanasius. Athanasius recognized "it was not part of the inspired writings" but maintained a new convert should read".
---Stan on 4/28/08


Emcee, I pray that you would be silent, but I doubt if that BE possible. In the Early Church, there was a document that is called The Didache or The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles. This is one of the earliest documents and a heavily used guide for teaching. I guess you could say this was one of the first best sellers. Even though it is not an "inspired" work like the Bible, it is interesting to see what our predecessors had to deal with.
---Stan on 4/28/08


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Okey so Judas was among the saved deciples at the last supper. How many today takes communion who God does not know? Judas was lost so are a lot of people in the church. So.>>>Only if everything is right between you and God. And don't forget Judas was the one whom God knew would betray Him. So we cannot compare Judas with anyone else. He was chosen to betray God Himself. God already knew. Get it
---catherine on 4/28/08


I believe the Bible teaches that Jesus shared communion with Judas at the first Last Supper. In answer to this question. I do not believe Judas could hardly be called a Christian.
---Mima on 4/28/08


Stan::In your case Silence is Golden,which I excerise.Your desire to judge the man is yours. But the doctrine of God and His mercy is Faultless unless you desire to challenge that as well.
---Emcee on 4/28/08


Christianity is about faith, not what you see or what you taste. Let your faith assure you, not your senses!

"Having learn these things, and been fully assured that the seeming bread is not bread, though sensible to taste, but the Body of Christ, and that the seeming wine is not wine, though the taste will have it so, but the Blood of Christ, and that of this David sung of old, saying, And bread strengtheneth man's heart...." Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lectures, XXII:8 (c. A.D. 350)
---Ramon on 4/28/08


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#2 If we based truth on what we see or what we taste, then you should reject God and Christianity. The teachings of Saint Paul and the Early Christians was that the Bread and Wine after the invocation of the Spirit is truly the "participation in the body of Christ and blood of Christ" (paraphrase of 1 Cor 10:16).

In fact, the only group in the Early Church who rejected the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist was the Gnostics (second century). Read Heb 11:1. All Faith, not our senses!
---Ramon on 4/28/08


#3 "What you see is the bread and the chalice, that is what your own eyes report to you. But what your faith obliges you to accept is that the bread is the body of Christ and the chalice is the blood of Christ. This has been said very briefly, which may perhaps be sufficient for faith, yet faith does not desire instruction" (Augustine, Sermons 227, 272).

I can only believe in Faith, and accept Jesus words and Paul. Too bad that you lack faith (You are doubting Thomas).
---Ramon on 4/28/08


Emcee,I don't need to goad. Please share Matt 12:30 with the RCC priest in the USA who covered up the unfruitful deeds of darkness according to Eph 5:11 rather than exposing them. Your own Pope rebuked your priest when he was here because of the way they handled the sin in the RCC in USA.
---Stan on 4/28/08


Stan:, You cannot goad me! and its not my word Its what is written in Holy scripture same as this verse"Those who are not with me are against Me and I shall NOT acknowledge them in front of My Father":-)
---Emcee on 4/28/08


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Stan:, You cannot goad me! and its not my word Its what is written in Holy scripture same as this verse"Those who are not with me are against Me and I shall NOT acknowledge them in front of My Father":-)
---Emcee on 4/28/08


THANK YOU STRONG AX, Jesus said the words I speah unto you are Spirit, He said this because he had greatly offended his disciples, they knew it was against Levitical LAW. These meals were the passover meal, ask any Born Again Jew.

Hope this Helps
Love is Agape
Luke 13:24
---joe on 4/28/08


Paul our Apostle who is in the true "Apostolic Succession" gave us, "For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes." (1 Corinthians 11:26) But we have individuals who choose to depart from the Apostolic Succession of those who continue to drink "this cup". Why, Emcee, are certain individuals claiming to be apostolic, yet they forbid parishoners to take the cup? Why so much that needs to be explained?
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/28/08


*worthily A* > "For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body." (1 Corinthians 11:29) He says, "and drinks" > ah-HAH . . . so they ate AND drank at communion, but if they did so unworthily, they were not "discerning the Lord's body". But why doesn't Paul say they were not discerning the Lord's blood? Please see *worthy B* >
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/28/08


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*worthy B* > Because the bread is not Christ's body. When Paul said "not discerning the Lord's body", he means they were not discerning the body of Christ who are Jesus' brothers and sisters (o: And we see how concerned Paul was with the disregard ones were showing to those who were poor, there > 1 Corinthians 11:21-22 with verse 33. Certain ones were dishonoring Christians who had "nothing" (verse 22). He was not worried about bread and wine, to say the least (o:
---Bill_bila5659 on 4/28/08


One problem I see with the literal transfiguration is that, once the bread and wine have been sanctified, they still LOOK like bread and wine. Any chemical analysis shows them to be bread and wine, not human flesh. So either the priest's blessing isn't working, or the word "IS" has a meaning that is not quite literal.

This is not surprising, as Jesus often spoke in metaphor. "He is the vine", yet there is no record of him ever sprouting grapes. "vine" is figurative.
---StrongAxe on 4/28/08


#3 I cannot but accept the teachings of Holy Scriptures, the Early Church Fathers, the Seven Ecumenical Councils, and the consent of the Church for the past 2,000 years. Are you willing to say that the Early Christians was wrong in there understanding of the requirements that must be met before partaking of the Eucharist and your modern-day interpretation is correct? God-Forbid.

Baptism was an requirement for partaking of the Eucharist. Read the Didache. Only baptized Christians.
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Joe, I keep saying this because it is very important. The only way we will know if we are in the truth is if we:

A) Compare our teachings with Sacred Scriptures.
B) Compare our teachings with the Early Christians beliefs (some were disciples of the Apostles themselves).
C) Compare our teachings with the Seven Ecumenical Councils and constant teaching of the Church from the past 2,000 years.

My teachings are valid based on these three points.

God Bless Brother in Christ!
---Ramon on 4/27/08


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Emcee, nor do I want any knowledge of the RCC man made traditions concerning your version of communion. Your version of communion is just as much a part of your imagination as my mouse story is, because there is no scripture to back it up what the RCC teaches about communion, or what they teach about Mary the mother of Jesus.
---Stan on 4/27/08


Joe. I do not presume to know the Mysteries of the Holy Communion. The Bible said that when we take Holy Communion, it is the "participation in the body of Christ and blood of Christ" (paraphrase of 1 Cor 10:16). How? I do not know, all I need to know that Holy Scriptures teaches it. The Early Christians believe in the Real Presence of the Eucharist.

The Eucharist is not just Bread and Wine, it is something more! That what St. Paul said and the Early Christians believe.
---Ramon on 4/27/08


#2 A unbeliever can be inside a Church for two reasons: A) There are learning the Faith and wishes to become saved and they wish to be baptize or B) Those who just what to see what Christianity is about.

Should we closed the doors of our Churches and say "Only saved people may enter"? The Church, Christ' Bride, welcomes everyone who wishes to change there heart. But concerning the Eucharist, "Do not give what is holy to dogs" (Matthew 7:6) must be applied.
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Ramon, Help me to understand this,only someone that has been dipped in water can eat the body of christ? you say "no unbelievers can partake of the Holy Communion".I need to know what a unbeliever is doing in the church to begin with.How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed Paul said this TOO THE ROMANS.No you did'nt offend me,I just need you to say to me & everyone involed, that the Communion is not the passover.You know it is, it's not just crackers and juice, is it?
---joe on 4/27/08


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Stan::Your irreverant "hocuspocus" remark is a lack of understanding.But the mouse remark is a flight of your imagination.as you have no understanding of the Holy Eucharist in the RC Church.There are no traces of our divime saviour left unattended so what you describe is what takes place in your institution and this is ok b/c it is not conscreated.1.Pastors do not have the authority or ability to transform as they do not believe.2 Its just bread and the mice that feed on it are not holy.
---Emcee on 4/27/08


* Can anyone partake of communion? I will give communion to unsaved*

That was not the practice of the Early Christians. If one is not saved, they cannot discern the Body of the Lord. As Jesus said, "Do not give what is holy to dogs" (Matthew 7:6).

Please read 1 Cor 11:18-34. Since the first century, Christians have always believe that only Baptized Christians can receive Communion. It was consider Sacred, and no unbelievers can partake of the Holy Communion.
---Ramon on 4/27/08


#2 Stan, your modern day interpretation of Scriptures and the Holy Communion does not tally with the Apostles teachings and the Early Christians. I invite you to read 1 Corinthian 10:6 and 1 Corinthians 11:18-31. I will invite you to read the Early Christians writings, such as Ignatius, Justin Martyr, the Didache (etc). Only then we can know if we are in the Truth.

"But let no one eat or drink of your Eucharist, unless they have been baptized into the name of the Lord..." (Didache,90 AD)
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Can anyone partake of communion? I will give communion to unsaved, "if that unsaved person understands" what communion is about and can see Christ in what they are doing.(1 Cor. 11:29b)"discerns the Lord's body" If we are to examine ourselves at the table of the Lord then why didn't Jesus in(Matt 26:26-28)(Luke 22:19-22) tell His disciples (OK) examine yourselves see if you be worthy to partake. "None of us are worthy to partake".Please no guilt at the table of the Lord.
---Stan on 4/27/08


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Joe. I hope I haven't offend you. This is a discussion that I not willing to continue. It going to divine us more. I just going to say to study Scriptures and the practices of the Early Christians and compare them to yours. Only then can we know if we in the Truth. Like I said in the other blog, let us worry about Finishing the race of Salvation!

God Bless Brother in Christ!
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Stan. " A mouse runs out and eats that crumb and drinks the drop of wine, you now have a mouse who has the literal body and blood of Christ in it?"

Too sad that you are dissing the teachings of the Apostles and the Early Christians. May God show you the truth.

"[Concerning the Eucharist] The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" (Saint Paul, 1 Cor 10:16)
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Joe. The following are true:
A) Your theory that Holy Communion started after 325AD is false. It was instituted by Christ in 33AD and prior to 55AD, and we see the Apostles and Early Christians practicing it (Acts and 1 Corinthians).

B) Both Scriptures and the Early Church Fathers teach the Real Presence in the Eucharist (1 Cor 11:18-34, 10:16).

C) The word "Eucharist" is another name for the Lord's Supper. Many words are not in Scriptures yet are true.
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Communion: (1 Cor. 11:23-24) Key in on the context of what is being said! (Verse 24b)"in remembrance of me" (Verse 25b) "in remembrance of me" (Verse 27) "unworthly" (Verse 28) "examine himself" (Verse 29) "unworthly" "not discerning the Lord's body" (Verse 33 "tarry one for another. Take your eyes off Jesus "to see if your worthy to partake" you have just committed the sin Paul was trying to correct in the Corinth Church.
---Stan on 4/27/08


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Joe. I am sorry that I made many posts. I did not mean to take too much space in this blog. All I am saying that we must "keep the faith once delivered to the saints" as St. James said. If Scriptures and the Early Christians teach that we should take Holy Communion (bread and wine), which after the invocation of the HS is the "participation in the body of Christ and blood of Christ" who are we to argue?

This is what Scriptures teaches.

Brother in Christ,
Ramon
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Amen, thank you Emcee.

Love is Agape
---joe on 4/27/08


Hocuspocus Literal Catholic traditions: Just picture this, we are at our church about to take communion. The ushers bring the symbols or emblems around.We wait one for another. The pastor says this is Jesus body we eat, a small piece of the crack (bread) falls to the floor, pastor says this is His blood a drop of wine or grape juice hits the floor. A mouse runs out and eats that crumb and drinks the drop of wine, you now have a mouse who has the literal body and blood of Christ in it?
---Stan on 4/27/08


Ramon & Joe:: You are both talking at cross purposes to each other and not common ground hence the disagreement.Its like Our Lord said "A house divided against itself cannot stand."The commmon Ground is Matt16:17-19.You cannot discus different on the basis of 2 or more denominations ,this creates Chaos.
---Emcee on 4/27/08


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Joe #4. These Early Christians and others not only follow the Apostles teaching and partook of the Lord's Supper every first day of the week, but also they believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.

Please read 1 Cor 11:18-34. Jesus told us to do this ( Luke 22:19-20). I am sorry if you do not want to follow the Apostles and the Early Christians and have the Lord's Supper. Who is right? You or the Apostles and the Early Christians? Who should I believe? Holy Scriptures or you?
---Ramon on 4/27/08


Joe. There are a couple of problems with your posts:

1) A word does not have to be in Scripture in order for a doctrine to be true. That's a invaild argument.

2) Please read 1 Corinthians 11, where the Early Christians practice Holy Communion (The Lords Supper).

3) Saying that Holy Communion started after 325 AD is Histrically false. Read the Didache, Justin Martyr, Ignatius, and others.
---Ramon on 4/27/08


#2 "those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God. . . . They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, flesh which suffered for our sins and which that Father, in his goodness, raised up again. They who deny the gift of God are perishing in their disputes" (Ignatius ,Letter to the Smyrnaeans 6:2 7:1, A.D. 110).
---Ramon on 4/27/08


#3. Justin Martyr (First Apology 66, AD 151) This as well as the Didache, tells us the ancient belief in the Eucharist (Holy Communion) as insituted by Christ and the Apostles. It also tell us that Christians will gatther on the first day of the week.

Other Fathers prior to AD 350 who talk about the Holy Communion: Irenaeus ( Against Heresies, IV:18,4)Tertullian (The Resurrection of the Dead 8) , Hippolytus (Fragment from Commentary on Proverbs), Clement of Alexandria (The Instructor, 2).....
---Ramon on 4/27/08


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This is a problem that the Apostle Paul was addressing in his letter to the Corinthians. People partaking of the Lord's Supper with un-confessed sins in their lives, thus some were dieing or sick. The purpose of not allowing outsiders to partake when a church has the Lord's Supper is based on need for accountablility and discipline.
---tommy3007 on 4/27/08


Ramon, the point I'm really tring to make is that "Holy Communion" started after the First Council of Nicaea in 325AD

The Lords supper is a passover meal, 4 things nedded-lamb without blemish,cup of blessings,unleven bread,and bitter herbs.

I ask you sir, where is your lamb without blemish and your bitter herbs, once a week or once a month when you do this? this custom over time has changed, GOD said, "I CHANGE NOT".Mal 3:6
---joe on 4/26/08


Ramon,The word or term "Eucharist" is not used in any bible translation that I've found. Once again the point I'm stressing is the "communion of the body of Christ" has been changed to crackers and grape juice.It is the passover meal.

Just like born again & repentance has been changed to "accept christ" or "will you open your heart to jesus" 20 & 21st century doctrine does not hold up-2Ti 4:3, 2Cr 11:3,4
I live my life by the latter verse.
---joe on 4/27/08


joe #3. I just can't read 1 Corinthians 11:18-34 and say the Eucharist is just a "common meal" nor can I read Scriptures + The Early Church Fathers writings and say the Holy Communion [the Eucharist] is just "fellowshipping of his sufferings" and not truly eating bread and drinking wine, which after the invocation of the Holy Spirit is the "participation in the body of Christ and blood of Christ" (paraphrase of 1 Cor 10:16).

In the Fellowship of God,
Ramon
---Ramon on 4/26/08


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joe. #2 The Early Christians participanted in the Eucharistic Meal. Its an ancient Sacarament! You are right, we are called to be fellowship wit His sufferings, but this does not negate the actual sacarament of the Eucharist (which brings us closer to Christ).

I invite you to read 1 Corinthians 10:16 and 1 Corinthians 11: 18-34. The Eucharist was a central part of the Ealy Christians. Read the Didache (perhaps the oldest Christian "catechism") and the Early Church Fathers.
---Ramon on 4/26/08


Rebecca ... I agree that is how it should be.
But some denominations say only signed up member of that denomination can take communion with them.

So sad! It sounds a bit cultish, although not all doctrinal cults
---alan_of_UK on 4/26/08


joe. I have read John 6. I have study what the Early Christians believe concerning the Eucharist (Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist) vs Modern interpretation (the Eucharist is only symbolic
) and the difference is profound!

Jesus told His followers to continue having the Eucharist. I invite you to read the Early Church Fathers writings. They did only believe differently about the Eucharist but also practice closed communion.

God Bless
---Ramon on 4/26/08


As long as that person is a Christian and has examine themselves making sure there is nothing separating them from the Lord, they can take communion. But if that person doesn't examine themselves and takes communion unworthily, then they cause damnation unto themselves and causes many to be weak and sickness. 1 Cor 11:24-30.
---Rebecca_D on 4/26/08


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Ramon, I really liked your answer about antichrist you really nailed it.But this one you are in need of reproof,communion is used four times in three verses, and it is Not eating crackers and drinking grape juice! I sorry, it's just that every church in america has turned to Universalism. Please study the passover and you will understand this.
---joe on 4/26/08


Ramon, my respone was too large, for one post, I hope I have presented this with Agape and meekness,

John 6th chapter is very clear about this, please read the whole chapter, but please dont miss these verses 4,63,65. To eat flesh and drink blood is dealing with His death on the cross, we are to "fellowship of his sufferings"

Hope this helps
love is Agape
---joe on 4/26/08


Robyn. I strongly disagree with you on the basics of Sacred Scriptures (1 Cor 11:29-31) and the teachings of the Early Church (i.e., The Didache), which clearly teaches that only Baptized (per the teachings of the Early Christians) Christians can partake of the Sacred Eucharist.

Unless you are in communion of that specific Church, you should not share in the chalice (as that is saying "I agree with your beliefs"). You must be in a state of grace, per the request of St.Paul. Blessings.
---Ramon on 4/20/08


Not anyone can take the Holy Eucharist. Sacred Scriptures and the Early Christian Writers makes it clear that unless you are a Baptized Christian, who is full communion with the Church you wish to take the Eucharist, and are in a state of grace, you can not partake of the Holy Eucharist.

Anyone who saids otherwise are breaking away from the Faith of the Early Christian Church. We must guard that "faith once delivered to the Saints" (Jude 1:3). I agree with Closed Communion.
---Ramon on 4/20/08


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Robyn:: Your post starts with "I think" which is different to the word of GOD 1 Cor11:29-32Just pointing the way.
---Emcee on 4/20/08


I think anyone who wants to take Communion should be able to do so. Who are we to say somone can or cannot take Communion? This is between God and the person taking the Communion. We are not the judge.As long as they understand the scripture and know what the consequences are for taking the Communion unworthily, let them decide for themselves.
---Robyn on 4/19/08


ALL:To recieve the Body and Blood of Jesus UNWORTHILY (while in sin) is to partake to your own condemnation .This is not something to make light of .
---Emcee on 4/20/08


I have seen a photograph of Bill Clinton receiving Holy Communion in a Catholic service. So the RCC is confused as to what the rules are. No wonder, it is confused period.
---frances008 on 4/18/08


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Any true believer can take communion, regardless. Make sure before you do, that everything is okey between you the believer, and God.
---catherine on 4/18/08


All who have accepted Christ as their saviour are invited to commune with Him. Regardless of denomination, creed, color, etc. Who are we to determine who may commune with God.
---dan on 4/18/08


To receive Holy Communion in God's Catholic Church, the Church that Christ instituted, is to say, "I am in communion with the Church and all that she teaches." To do otherwise is disrespectful to God and His church. One must be in a state of grace in order to receive Holy communion. This is why those wishing to enter the Catholic church must first participate in the RCIA process (approximately 6 months) before receiving communion.

I hope that helps.
---Christopher on 4/7/08


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