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Why should it not be a normal day?
God was there.
God knows how long we consider a day.
God wrote this to us.
What reason should I have to not take Him at His Word?
Something outside the Bible maybe?
God even knows language translation and word definitions with all their nuances.
---micha9344 on 7/25/11


Warwick - one can easily see that the Genesis record DOES NOT reveal the lenght of days in the creation. We can only ASSUME that the first 2 days were of length 24 hours, but from a rational standpoint, that can only be viewed as a assumption. Furthermore, ones spirituality is not governed by correct doctrine but in ones relatioship to Christ.

You are much like your Roman Catholic friends who in the 19th century quoted the Bible in support of their view that the earth not the sun was the center of our universe.
---leej on 7/25/11


Warwick:

You said: Those who reject 24hr days do so against what Scripture says. And place death (which Scripture says came as a consequence of Adam's sin)before His sin!

1) Scripture never actually mentions "24 hours" even once.
2) I never said the days weren't 24 hours, merely that Scripture doesn't say. This can hardly be a rejection of what Scripture says, since it doesn't say so in the first place.
3) What does ANY of this have to do with death coming before Adam's sin? The two are not remotely related.

Far from being foundational, this issue is choking on gnats.
---StrongAxe on 7/25/11


Lee, in all my debates on the 24hr creation day issue no one has been able to build anything resembling a Biblical case.

Those who reject 24hr days do so against what Scripture says. And place death (which Scripture says came as a consequence of Adam's sin)before His sin! This destroys the only Biblical foundation for the only gospel, undermining the only reason why Jesus came to die and rise again.

Put 1,000 theologians in a debate with God, and He wins, everytime. Some theologians are well known for their antiBiblical stance.
---Warwick on 7/24/11


Eloy 7/1: Thank you. That scripture says it all.
---jody on 7/24/11




You demonstrate you lack of ability to believe there are other logical and reasonably interpretations of the Bible.

Sorry that you have such limitations, however, the 24 hour thing is rejected by some theologians and not all of them liberal.
---leej on 7/24/11


Lee, LeeJ, Leonia, et al, you first falsely claimed this a year or more ago when I said Exodus 20: 8-11 confirms the days of creation were ordinary 24hour days. One does not have to observe the Sabbath to know that God commanded His followers work 6 creation day length days and rest the 7th. But you reject the inscribed words of God, because Exodus demonstrates that the man-made, view you hold of Genesis 1 is false.

You claim I defend the 10 Commandments because I observe the "Jewish Sabbath." However I do not observe the "Jewish Sabbath" but this is the best falsehood you can come up with. This ably demonstrates how is weak your position on day-length is!
---Warwick on 7/24/11


//Yet you continuously ignore the fact that our 24-hour day is based on earth's position with respect to the sun ....

That is because of his (warwick's) belief in observatnig the Jewish sabbath.

The sequence of 24 hour days would be violated and the Sabbath could not be the 4th day unless all days were 24 hour days.
---leej on 7/24/11


Warwick:

Yet you continuously ignore the fact that our 24-hour day is based on earth's position with respect to the sun - and in the first three days THERE WAS NO SUN, so even though it's possible the first three creation days WERE 24 hours, we don't know for sure AND THE BIBLE DOESN'T SAY EITHER.

But since you will never acknowledge this, and I will never stop pointing out the logical fallacy, it is a total waste of time for both of us to keep arguing this, especially since it isn't all that important anyway.
---StrongAxe on 7/24/11


StrongAxe, your reasoning is feeble, and more importantly directly contradicted By God Himself.

Genesis 1:3-5 God defines 24hr day. It has evening ( end of the light part of a 24hr day) and morning ( end of the dark part) He then uses the exact same formula to describe the length of the other 5 creation days. Not even a hint they are of a different length, and every Scriptural, grammatical and logical reason to know they are the same length.

Genesis 1:3-5 shows the sun is not necessary to create a ordinary 24hr day. Your claim regarding the lack of the sun is meaningless!

Further God confirms the 6 creation days were of the same length in Exodus 30:8-11.
---Warwick on 7/22/11




StrongAxe you continue to duck my question, for good reason as an honest answer will wreck your nonBiblical story:

Does light or earth-rotation time define day-length?

Revealingly you accept that 'day' coupled with a number in Numbers 7 means a 24hr day. But you will not accept that the same wording formula, used by the same God in Genesis 1:1-13 also means a 24hr day! Bizarre!

Your view on Scripture is man-centered as you only believe what God says if it does not disagree with your nonBiblical beliefs.

Is this faith?
---Warwick on 7/22/11


jerry6593:

"Have you stopped beating your wife?" There are many questions that CANNOT be answered with a simple yes/no answer, because the questions themselves make certain assumptions that may not be true (in this question, the assumptions are "you are married" and "you used to beat your wife").

I have said that I do not believe that the elements PHYSICALLY become flesh and blood, but they are "effectively" equivalent, in the same way paper money is equivalent to gold.

So, since it appears you do NOT believe in transubstantiation, what exactly do YOU believe "this is my body" really means?
---StrongAxe on 7/22/11


Axey: You seem to believe that clarity is achieved by muddying the water. You have come down on both sides of the transubstantiation issue, so I asked for a simple YES or NO answer, instead you accuse me of believing that which I have clearly opposed.

Then you stir the sediments further with a ruse of the day length in Gen. and the no. of minutes in a day and year, when the question concerned YOUR personal belief of millions of years.

I guess such simplicity as YES and NO is too complex for you.
---jerry6593 on 7/22/11


jerry6593:

So, do YOU believe that at communion, the bread literally becomes flesh, and that you are literally drinking blood? Because if so, that makes you a cannibal. They resemble no other flesh and blood on the planet.

Also, question #2 is imprecise. Since a day is one rotation of the earth with respect to the sun, and a year is one circuit of the earth around the sun, "day" and "year" are meaningless during the first three creation days, when there WAS no sun. Our days and years NOW are 1440 and 525942 minutes long, but we can not say that for certainty about days 1-3. So I make no claim as to how long those days were. I merely take issue with those who claim they CAN know them with certainty.
---StrongAxe on 7/21/11


thats all the theology anyone NEEDS
---andy3996 on 7/15/11

Sorry Andy simple theology does not work on a blog like this. I have been saying similiar stuff for a few months.
---Scott on 7/21/11


I'll take that as a NO for question #1 - that you agree that the doctrine of transubstantiation is false.

---jerry6593 on 7/21/11

Just because you believe it to be false does not make it so, unless you are claiming to be infallible!:)
---Ruben on 7/21/11


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Axey: I'll take that as a NO for question #1 - that you agree that the doctrine of transubstantiation is false.

Now let's try again for question #2.

Do you believe that the "day" in Exo 20:8-11 is actually millions of years? YES or NO only, please.
---jerry6593 on 7/21/11


jerry6593:

I have stated on these blogs on several occasions that I do not believe that the bread and wine are PHYSICALLY transformed into flesh and blood. Any physical examination of them can confirm this.

Yet Jesus said they "are" his flesh and blood, so "to be" must mean something different here. The equivalence is more symbolic or metaphorical.

Before 1975, each dollar represented a specific amount of gold. Dollar bills were not PHYSICALLY made of gold, but for all other intents and purposes, were considered equivalent to gold.

When someone with a power of attorney signs a document, he IS, for all legal purposes, the person whom he represents, even though he is not PHYSICALLY the same person.
---StrongAxe on 7/20/11


Axey: Many things on this website are "hotly contested", but that doesn't prove that the Bible doesn't mean what it says. I ask you direct questions, but you don't seem to address them. Why?

Do you believe that the bread an wine of the communion service is literally bread and wine? YES or NO only, please. (Note: This is easily tested scientifically.)

Do you believe that the "day" in Exo 20:8-11 is actually millions of years? YES or NO only, please.
---jerry6593 on 7/20/11


jerry6593:

Regardless of anything Bill Clinton may have said, my point remains. It is useless to try to interpret a phrase that uses certain words, unless you know what those words mean by themselves first. In a context where it is possible that a word can have two or more possible meanings, it is important to understand under what circumstances those meanings can happen - otherwise you risk misinterpreting the whole phrase.

We were discussing communion, not creation. Whether the 6-day creation is literal or figurative is irrelevant to this discussion. But either way, it also depends on the definition of "day", which seems to itself be hotly contested.
---StrongAxe on 7/19/11


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Axey: Now you sound like Bill Clinton with the "it depends on what 'is' is" comment.

Let's cut to the chase. In Exo 20:11 God Himself wrote "in six days the Lord made heaven and earth". Do you believe that this statement is literal or figurative? Note that there are no following words that claim "the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (John 6:63)", as is the case with the communion emblems.


---jerry6593 on 7/19/11


jerry6593:

You cannot understand what "this is my body" means, unless you FIRST understand what "is" means. When we take the meanings of words for granted (especially when they have multiple meanings), we risk misinterpreting their use.

(As a facecious example, "earthquakes in divers places" is not related to scuba equipment.)

I also never claimed the days of creation were figurative. I only claimed that nowhere in the Bible does it say that they are 24 hours long (in particular, the first few before the sun was created).
---StrongAxe on 7/18/11


Axey: You sound like a believer in "higher criticism". You go to extreme lengths to make the Bible say what it does not say. Jesus Himself said that the communion emblems were figurative when He said that the words concerning them were "spiritual" (John 6:63). Strange how one can claim Jesus' flesh and blood literal and the days of Creation figurative.
---jerry6593 on 7/18/11


Jesus clearly tells us how often to partake of his holy commuinion. He said to do it AS oftentimes. Therefore do it AS oftentimes. Christ said, AS oftentimes as you all do this passover,this do you all in Remembrance of me. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and apportioned, and gave to them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in Remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after eating, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood, this drink all you all of it in Remembrance of me." I Cor.11:24-34 + Lk.22:19,20.
---Eloy on 7/17/11


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I have looked at 11 Spanish language translations, and all translate "This is my body" as "Esto es mi cuerpo". "es" is the third person singular of the verb "ser".

Spanish has two verbs that mean "to be". "ser" refers to a static state of being (for example, "I am a man"), while "estar" refers to a dynamic, transient state (for example, "I am tired").

Note the translators always use "es" ("ser") here, rather than "esta" ("estar"), indicating that they undertood that the bread is not temporarily Christ's body, but rather, it is ALWAYS Christ's body.
---StrongAxe on 7/17/11


Ruben:

When you introduce your wife to new people, you say "this is my wife", but that statement does NOT suddenly change her status - it is acknowledging an existing status. (Cluny also take note).

"This is my wife" is an announcement of existing state. "I take this woman as my wife" is an announcement of change of state.

This is also rooted in the fundamentals of grammar. "to take" is a verb, indicating an action happening at a particular time. "to be" is a copula - a special kind of verb that does NOT indicate an action, but rather expresses an timeles existing state of being.
---StrongAxe on 7/15/11


StrongAxe* Reuben:

No, you proved my point. When you say "this is my wife", you are suddenly making her your wife NOW, you are instead acknowledging a relationship THAT ALREADY EXISTS .

But, if I just married her today and was introducing my wife to you I would have to say this is my wife now, Why?

StrongAxe * When Jesus said "this is my body", he did not magically change the bread into flesh THEN

How can 'You' be sure? I have the Church Fathers who disagree with you and some of them were disciples of the Apostles!

StrongAxe *- he was acknowledging an identity (i.e. the bread was his body) that ALREADY EXISTED.

But yet you need him to say this is my body now!
---Ruben on 7/15/11


jerry6593:

You said: Axey: Leftists openly celebrate their immorality (atheism, abortion, sexual perversion, adultery, theft, lying, etc.). While some pseudo-Christians do these things as well, they don't generally make them their political creed. Big difference!

No, Jerry, SOME leftists do these things, and some do not - just as some right-wingers do these things and some do not. There are both wheat and chaff across the entire idealogical spectrum. Would you judge Christianity solely by the preachers who show up in tabloid because of their lurid scandals? If you do not want to be judged that way, you should not judge others that way either.
---StrongAxe on 7/15/11


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\\When you say "this is my wife", you are suddenly making her your wife NOW, ....\\

Actually, according to common law, if a couple presents themselves publicly as married, and there is no impediment, they are considered married.

\\When Jesus said "this is my body", he did not magically change the bread into flesh THEN - he was acknowledging an identity (i.e. the bread was his body) that ALREADY EXISTED.\\

Some Eastern Christian writers say it was the blessing that made the bread and wine His Body and Blood.

But this is strong meat to discuss before people who don't even have proper faith in the Incarnation or Trinity.

Glory to Jesus Christ.
---Cluny on 7/15/11


Axey: Leftists openly celebrate their immorality (atheism, abortion, sexual perversion, adultery, theft, lying, etc.). While some pseudo-Christians do these things as well, they don't generally make them their political creed. Big difference!
---jerry6593 on 7/15/11


wine changes in blood or wine stays wine,bread becomes Christ flesh or stays simply bread.
comunion is literal
comunion is Spiritual
comunion is symbolical
it all depends on how you were raised doctrinal.all visions turn away from Christ. one focusses to much one doesn't focus enough,,, so therefore let us celebtrate this holy event without trying to be theological. Neither Jesus or any of the twelve present had a theological degree.
when I celebrate comunion, HOLY SUPPER, i remember Christ and his sacrifice and thats all the theology anyone NEEDS
---andy3996 on 7/15/11


Reuben:

No, you proved my point. When you say "this is my wife", you are suddenly making her your wife NOW, you are instead acknowledging a relationship THAT ALREADY EXISTS and has done so for some time.

When Jesus said "this is my body", he did not magically change the bread into flesh THEN - he was acknowledging an identity (i.e. the bread was his body) that ALREADY EXISTED.
---StrongAxe on 7/15/11


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micha9344 * so Ruben.. Jesus' blood was in the cup at the Last Supper?
really?

Really, "This is my blood"

micha9344 * He had yet to shed His blood at that time, even sweating it was later than this..
Symbolic...

That's why he said ' It which shall be shed for many. Question: Was his blood which was pour out for us symbolic? You seems to say yes,'Really'
---Ruben on 7/14/11


StrongAxe * Ruben:

Jesus said: This is my blood. He did not say This is now my blood.

So when I introduce my wife of 10 yrs, I need to say this is my wife now, and not this is my wife! you're kidding, right?

StrongAxe * He was not performing a miracle of suddenly changing bread into meat and wine into blood. Rather, he was stating an already existing connection on a metaphoric or symbolic level.

1st century till the 15th century had it wrong all along...

StrongAxe* he would have been causing the Apostles to commit a gross violation of Mosaic law, since cannibalism and blood-drinking were forbidden.

And Jesus knowing this, still said " My blood is drink indeed "(JHN 6:55)
---Ruben on 7/14/11


//Lefties don't appear to have any moral compass, believing that the end justifies the means.// ---jerry6593 on 7/14/11

if we are all hypocrites, then the right has its problems also.

but, politics are a smokescreen to what is really happening.

Eph 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

find out who really controls the usa.
---aka on 7/14/11


jerry6593:

Jesus's commandments apply to his followers. We cannot justify bad behavior by saying "THEY did it TOO!". It's much worse when someone who HAS a moral compass lies than when one who has not does.

People hate those who preach one thing but do another, but hate EVEN MORE people who FORCE them to obey rules they don't obey themselves. Even though there were probably just as many hypocrites in Jesus's day as we have now, Jesus only railed against the Pharisees.

It's also grossly unfair to sweepingly equate left with immorality and right with virtue. Pharisees were VERY conservative.
---StrongAxe on 7/14/11


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Axey: "People hate thieves a lot, but they hate lying hypocrites a lot more."

First, everyone is a hypocrite. That is, they do not live up to all that they claim to believe.

Second, there are a great many more lying hypocrites among the left wing atheist liberals than among Christians. Real Christians have a commandment against bearing false witness. Lefties don't appear to have any moral compass, believing that the end justifies the means.
---jerry6593 on 7/14/11


Ruben:

Jesus said: This is my blood. He did not say This is now my blood.

He was not performing a miracle of suddenly changing bread into meat and wine into blood. Rather, he was stating an already existing connection on a metaphoric or symbolic level.

Besides, if he had actually performed such a transformation, he would have been causing the Apostles to commit a gross violation of Mosaic law, since cannibalism and blood-drinking were forbidden.
---StrongAxe on 7/14/11


so Ruben.. Jesus' blood was in the cup at the Last Supper?
really?
He had yet to shed His blood at that time, even sweating it was later than this..
Symbolic...
Mat 26:29a But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine...
---micha9344 on 7/13/11


Cummunion was held at The Last Supper before Christ died, obviously, so, obviously, it is symbolic of what was to be and now what was.
---micha9344 on 7/12/11

Micha9344,

So, his blood was symbolic?

"And having taken the chalice, giving thanks, he gave it to them. And they all drank of it. And he said to them: This is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many."(Mark 14:23-24) 'Really'
---Ruben on 7/13/11


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jerry6593:

aka said: why is the reputation of a modern christian lower than a car salesman?

You said: Because of left wing atheist liberal control of government and information media.

Everyone expects used car salesmen to have the ethics of snakes. However, because Christians always claim a moral high ground, striving for virtues like honesty and chastity - and condemn others who do not, when Christians violate those same virtues, they are ALSO guilty of hypocrisy.

People hate thieves a lot, but they hate lying hypocrites a lot more. Seeing how much Jesus had to say about thieves and how much he said about hypocrites, it seems like he hates them a lot more too.
---StrongAxe on 7/12/11


Cummunion was held at The Last Supper before Christ died, obviously, so, obviously, it is symbolic of what was to be and now what was.
---micha9344 on 7/12/11


The question has the important ending 'scriptures only'

As far as I know, there is no listing of how often. It appears from Paul's complaints to the Corinthians that it was frequent - but as their other practices were condemned, we have no reason to assume the how often was OK

So I'd say: No direct scriptural evidencs
---Peter on 7/12/11


//generally in its local form//
"generally" we don't keep Christ hanging on a Cross.
---michael_e on 7/12/11


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\\apparently it doesn't have to be in a "church building" so if you want to take communion everyday in your own home, do it, after all it's between you and the Lord.
---michael_e on 7/10/11\\

No, it is not, because the Eucharist is the act of the CHURCH, generally in its local form, and not the act of an individual.

One of the few things the Reformers rightly objected to was the custom of priests celebrating Mass all by themselves. It's just as wrong for an individual unordained layman.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/12/11


The Communion is Symbolic of the Lord's Fleshly Body Sacrificed and His Shed Atoning Blood.
---Gordon on 7/11/11

Gordan,

How is it symbolic, when Jesus gave us his flesh. " This bread is my flesh which I will give to the world"(JHn 6:51) And his blood "For this is my blood of the new testament, which shall be shed for many unto remission of sins."(MT 26:28)
---Ruben on 7/12/11


The Scriptures do not indicate how often to take Communion. Some take Communion everyday. There are no set "rules" here. Unless the HOLY SPIRIT is leading you to a specific amount of times. But, I think it boils down to how close do you want to get to the LORD? The Communion is Symbolic of the Lord's Fleshly Body Sacrificed and His Shed Atoning Blood. The Lord wants us to draw near to Him, and He will draw near to us. I humbly suggest that you do so however often you wish, it is between the Lord and you!!!!
---Gordon on 7/11/11


aka: "why is the reputation of a modern christian lower than a car salesman?"

Because of left wing atheist liberal control of government and information media.
---jerry6593 on 7/11/11


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no scriptures as to how often. Our apostle gives the body of Christ, instructions on communion. He doesn't say how often or where, apparently it doesn't have to be in a "church building" so if you want to take communion everyday in your own home, do it, after all it's between you and the Lord.
---michael_e on 7/10/11


How often should we take communion?

if you are not in communion with your brothers/sisters, does it matter how often you "take" communion?

the way that i read scripture and from my experience, it is good to share in communion as often as the body (lit and fig) needs. Do you think we do this? why are individual christians so famished? could it be that we do not truly share in communion because we are too individualistic? why is the reputation of a modern christian lower than a car salesman?
---aka on 7/10/11


You cannot answer a question from Scripture only that the Scripture itself does not touch on.

It's like asking, "How do I cook a turkey? Scriptures only."

However, if you read the early Christian writers, it is clear that they observed it weekly. That's why they worshipped on Sunday--the Day of the Eucharist--in the wee hours and then went on about their usual business.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/10/11


I also grew up in a church having it every Sunday. Now my current church has it once a month. Since I too was left hungering for communion, I decided to have it every day at home.

I say pray about it and think about the word "often" and work out what is right for you. There is no right or wrong working here, as long as it is often. Let's not get bound up in legalism trying to figure out an exact number when none was given
---Victoria_Owen on 7/9/11


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I believe that it is important to partake in communion as often as you can. It is spiritual food for Christians.

I grew up in a church that had communion every week. Once I moved and went to a church that had it only once a month, I always left feeling hungry for communion.

Although the Bible does not tell us exactly how often to take communion, I believe it is as often as you can if you have an understanding of what communion truly is.
---bulldog129 on 6/15/11


At my church, we have communion once every three months, but a business meeting is once very month.

The associate pastor said once "I have a problem with having a business meeting three times as often as communion."

I had to agree.
---James_L on 6/10/11

as do i
---francis on 6/14/11


At my church, we have communion once every three months, but a business meeting is once very month.

The associate pastor said once "I have a problem with having a business meeting three times as often as communion."

I had to agree.
---James_L on 6/10/11


The Church is alive only as we participate fully in Holy Communion. The argument says if we take it too much we would become lax in its propriety. If we don't we lose out on it's power. We lose out on its binding substance that makes us one in Christ. Holy Communion defines the body of Christ as the Spirit defines its life and the Name defines Christ. If we are going to enjoy for a thousand years in Heaven, why can't we enjoy now continuously? Recognizing the full impact of what it means either builds the Church of Christ or destroys it.
---ivan9398 on 6/9/11


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I have to agree with Patrick.
Also something to consider. It was during the feast of unleavened bread and most likely the evening before the Passover when Jesus established this, and was during a meal, not just a ritual(only word I can think of?). There is no direct time as to how often to do it, but it is to be done to remember not just his sacrifice, but our having fellowship in his death and with each other as his body, hence one unleavened bread and one cup. This lacks today though, which takes away the depths of what it represents.
---willa5568 on 6/9/11


How often should we take communion? Scriptures only.

There is no set time or amount of times, the answer is OFTEN as YE do it

1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
---francis on 6/9/11


Communion is a very special event. Communion should be done when a full explanation is given for what it is. In many denominations communion is given on a routine like every third week or so. Which sounds good but if you do not know the significance of communion then what is the point. So communion needs a full sermon to go with it not just something tacked on at the end of a service.
---Scott on 6/9/11


Conserning the frequency of the Lords table, it seems clear to me: "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lords death until he comes." You must first answer the question: "How often do I want to declare the Lord's death until he comes?"
---Eric_Henderson on 6/8/11


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Migual asks: "What about Acts 20:7"
There is evidence to support that "breaking bread" simply refers to a meal. Also, the bible doesn't say that they came together every week on the first day of the week, only that they did it one time. Some will point out that they did it steadfastly, but that still doesn't specify weekly. Doing something once a year, still qualifies as doing it steadfastly. Some people will say that we should take thier example and follow it. This suggestion that we follow thier example isn't a biblical commandment. Its not from the bible. If we should follow the examples of the the apostles in all cases, shouldn't we also follow Peter's example in Mark 14:66-72 where he denied Christ? I think not.
---Patrick on 3/29/11


Courtney:How often do you need to eat to survive.? Everyday is the norm. How often does your soul need nourishment? Jesus Said "Give us this day our daily Bread" Matt6:11 & spiritual bread Jn6:27 & 35-40
---Emcee on 1/7/08


If you want Scriptures only then you won't get too many replies because there are no instructions as to how often we are to do this. But the N.T. speaks more often and has more intructions about the Lord's Supper than it does about singing in church. Yet every church I know sings every Sunday. We do both at all meetings because we very much enjoy the Lord's presence at the table and in song. We never grow tired of it. It is always new and fresh.
---john on 1/7/08


There is no clear direction as to how often we should take communion only that we should.

1 Corinthians 11:25, "After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me."
---Bruce5656 on 4/24/07


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What about Acts 20:7 where it said they came togather on the first day of the week to break bread.
---migual on 5/13/06


So Cliff if someone, like you for example, can do anything they want as long as it does not "contravene any of God's principles, spelled out in scripture for our guide," as you say, it is OK according to you.
Now I see why you reject so much Scripture.
If you don't believe it is God's Word you can do anything you like.
I, unlike you, am not "Free." I am a Bond Slave to Christ for I was bought with a Price.
---Elder on 3/26/06


Elder; You're getting closer and closer to the truth. You are "free" are you not? You can do anything any time ,so long as it doesn't contravene any of God's principles, spelled out in scripture for our guide. Plain and simple is it not? The bible is a guide not an idol to be worshiped!
---1st_cliff on 3/25/06


Cliff ... when you say "Once it was fulfilled, need it be carried on?" are you referring to the Passover feast?
If so, yes, Christ fulfilled that with His sacrifice of Himself. So there is no need for that feast or sacrifice ever to be repeated (although the Roman Catholic Church continues what they believe to be the sacrifice of the actual Christ in the Mass)
But the fact the Sacrifice was complete, does not mean we should not recall and celebrate it.
---alan_of_UK on 3/25/06


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Humm.... Cliff you don't believe the writings of Paul or the New Testament now you don't have to keep the Law.
Sounds like you can do anything you want anytime you want and/or you are a god unto yourself.
Very convenient........
---Elder on 3/25/06


Bruce;You think this should be "hushed" so no one will notice? Was Jesus not the Passover lamb who fullfilled antitype? Once it was follfilled,need it be carried on? Like the law!
---1st_cliff on 3/19/06


candice,
You should know that Cliff's statement is not so much about communion or the frequency with which we should observe it as it is about his position that Paul is not to be believed on any subject and his writings should not be part of the Bible.
---Bruce5656 on 3/18/06


1Cliff i agree. Since Jesus replaced passover, the reasonining & the people celebrated Passover once a year,so should communion, butb churches do it more then this, when the resoning is annualy.
---candice on 3/18/06


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What I find quite strange about "communion" is that Matthew,John, Peter, James and Jude were all at the Lord's last supper,and never mentioned about continuing this practice. Only Paul and Luke mention it and neither one was there!???
---1st_cliff on 3/17/06


I don't believe that there are any scriptures to give regarding frequency. If you find any would you please let us know?
---emg on 3/17/06


Communion represents the Lord's Last Passover Supper on the night of Thursday April 14, 28 A.D. at 6:00. Jesus is the Passover Lamb. Passover means "Passage". It is an annual celebration between Nisan (Abib, that is April) the 14th - 21st. Passover is also called the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is the bread of haste, and the bread without yeast. Leviticus 23:4-8. Christian churches celebrate Communion at least once a year honoring Jesus' sacrificial death, but more common it's monthly.
---Eloy on 3/17/06


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