by jeffmar1130 on 2016/7/31 11:42:03Anyways, I will not commit any more time to this subject. God Bless,Jeff
That was just an immediate thought I added. Just curious - Did you have a godly purpose in that post Julius? Did I miss something? Are you also a "Sinless perfection" proponent too by chance?
Have any of you who are commenting on this thread viewed the teaching on the Lord's Supper in the OP? If so, I'd like to hear some of your thoughts regarding this. Please refrain from debating the false doctrine of 'sinless perfection' in this thread. I began a thread on that subject but Greg locked it. I don't want this thread to be locked.
I listened to it and I think it is very edifying regardless of any particular non-essential view one might have. Now I see the Lord's supper (included with a meal) as the central act and purpose of christian gatherings, and a happy act. There should be no stress about it regarding how "worthy" we are, and it is definitely not an empty ritual or sad event that some churches make it to be. (However I felt great when I had communion with Presbyterians while it looks like a ritual it is not at all and very heartfelt.) What really does not sit well with me is entertainment in the church. I always felt a little awkward in church not knowing really why we were gathering. The only time fellowship felt good was when we had a meal together.In summary this video suggests a much better way of having the Lord's supper than what I ever experienced before, and it is absolutely biblical and is a main thing.
i liked it ,but cant help but remember Paul rebuke the church at Corinth, and tell them that they had homes to eat at if they were hungry....21For as you eat, many of you proceed with your own meal to the exclusion of others. While one remains hungry, another gets drunk. 22Don’t you have your own homes in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What can I say to you? Shall I praise you for this? Of course not! 23For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: that the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread,
The video explains well but it is also clear from the context that the shared meal at the gathering is more than just a satisfaction of hunger, the participants should wait for each other before they start, who can not control his hunger should eat at home. Even nonbelievers wait for each other when sharing a meal as a group for example at a wedding or at a potluck dinner. Some other verses make much more sense if the gathering is a meal:1 Corinthians 5:111599 Geneva Bible (GNV)11 But now I have written unto you, that ye company not together: if any that is called a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such one eat not.Acts 6:1-36 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.Romans 14:1-3King James Version (KJV)14 Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations.2 For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.3 Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.