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775 total votes have been cast on this survey | 41 user comments  ( edit survey )

How should Communion be conducted?
Created: 8/17/2005 | Last Vote: 10 years ago | Comment: 11 years ago
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 •   Open. Any Christian can partake based solely on their testimony.
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 •   Close. Any Christian of like faith and Scripturally baptised.
  29% | 224 votes

 •   Closed. Participant must be a saved, baptised member of the local church holding the Supper.
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Survey5/17/10 12:52 PM
forjon  Find all comments by forjon
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John Yurich USA wrote:
How come no Evangelical Protestant wants to respond to the above question?
"Lutherans believe that the body and blood of Christ are "truly and substantially present in, with and under the forms" of the consecrated bread and wine (the elements), so that communicants eat and drink the body and blood of Christ himself as well as the bread and wine in this sacrament.[27] The Lutheran doctrine of the Real Presence is more accurately and formally known as the "sacramental union".

"The Presbyterians hold that Christ is spiritually present in the Bread and Wine and we do share the body and blood of the Lord spiritually."
[URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucharist]]](Wiki)[/URL]


Survey5/17/10 8:39 AM
John UK | Wales  Contact via emailFind all comments by John UK
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John Yurich USA wrote:
Why do a lot of Evangelical Protestants believe that the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion is not scriptural? I totally accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion because it is more scriptural then the doctrine of Transubstantiation.
You are correct in saying that it is "more" scriptural, John.

However, the best form of doctrine to hold is "fully" scriptural. And you are halfway there, so not far to go now. The last leg should not be so difficult as the first.


Survey5/17/10 8:18 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
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John Yurich USA wrote:
Why do a lot of Evangelical Protestants believe that the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion is not scriptural? I totally accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion because it is more scriptural then the doctrine of Transubstantiation.
How come no Evangelical Protestant wants to respond to the above question?

Survey5/6/10 6:56 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
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John Yurich USA wrote:
Why do a lot of Evangelical Protestants believe that the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion is not scriptural? I totally accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion because it is more scriptural then the doctrine of Transubstantiation.
How come no Evangelical Protestant wants to respond to the above question?

Survey4/17/10 5:31 AM
John Yurich USA | USA  Find all comments by John Yurich USA
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Why do a lot of Evangelical Protestants believe that the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion is not scriptural? I totally accept the Lutheran doctrine of Holy Communion because it is more scriptural then the doctrine of Transubstantiation.

Survey11/11/08 2:50 PM
St Jeremiah | Salt Lake City, UT  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by St Jeremiah
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Jordan Valley Baptist Church practices open communion.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:28-29..."man ought to examine himself before he eats...For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself."

The individual needs to do the examination...not the Church, the Pastor or a board of elders. Only between God and the participant can it be determined whether they are worthy to participate or not.


Survey11/8/08 8:13 PM
tolsen64 | Montana  Contact via emailGo to homepageFind all comments by tolsen64
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I believe a restricted/closed Lord's Table is the scriptural method. I have an article here for those who are interested. http://baptist.no-ip.org/PromisedLand/Articles/ClosedCommunion.htm[URL=http://baptist.no-ip.org/PromisedLand/Articles/ClosedCommunion.htm]]]Link[/URL]

Survey5/9/07 12:30 PM
quaker made | rural mi  Find all comments by quaker made
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Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding. Proverbs has a verse stating "drink so that your heart may be merry". there's no verse comdemning alcohol consumption--wine was served in the upper room for the last supper--man condemned the use, not G-- or Jesus. nor did they condemn tobacco use or women wearing pants. once again, man did that.

Survey4/8/07 9:59 AM
Nunzio Benetti  Find all comments by Nunzio Benetti
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In instituting the sacraments Christ did not determine the matter and form down to the slightest detail, leaving this task to the Church, which should determine what rites were suitable in the administration of the sacraments.

These rites are indicated by the word Sacramentalia, the object of which is to manifest the respect due to the sacrament and to secure the sanctification of the faithful.

They belong to widely different categories, e.g.: substance, in the mingling of water with Eucharistic wine; quantity, in the triple baptismal effusion; quality, in the condition of unleavened bread; relation, in the capacity of the minister; time and place, in feast-days and churches; habit, in the liturgical vestments; posture, in genuflection, prostrations; action, in chanting etc.

So many external conditions connect the sacramentals with the virtue of religion, their object being indicated by the Council of Trent (Sess. XXII, 15), that it is asserted that apart from their ancient origin and traditional maintenance ceremonies, blessings, lights, incense, etc. enhance the dignity of the Holy Sacrifice and arouse the piety of the faithful. Moreover the sacramentals help to distinguish the members of the Church from heretics, who have done away with the sacramentals.


Survey3/29/07 11:22 PM
Faithful Remnant  Find all comments by Faithful Remnant
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At the very least, all who come to Communion should be believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as Lord, Savior and Son of God.

Survey3/29/07 12:19 PM
Mal Bailey  Find all comments by Mal Bailey
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The nature of Christ’s presence in the Supper and the relation of the rite to his atoning death were centers of stormy controversy. On the first question, the Roman Catholic church affirmed (as it still affirms) transubstantiation, defined by the Fourth Lateran Council in 1215. Transubstantiation means that the substance of the bread and wine are miraculously transformed into the substance of Christ’s body and blood so that they are no longer bread and wine, though they appear to be. Luther modified this, affirming what was later called “consubstantiation” (a term that Luther did not favor), namely, that Christ’s body and blood come to be present in, with, and under the form of the bread and wine, which thus become more than bread and wine though not less. The Eastern Orthodox churches and some Anglicans say much the same. Zwingli denied that the glorified Christ, now in heaven, is present in any way that the words bodily, physically, or locally would fit. Calvin held that though the bread and wine remained unchanged (he agreed with Zwingli that the is of “this is my body... my blood” means “represents,” not “constitutes”), Christ through the Spirit grants worshippers true enjoyment of his personal presence, drawing them into fellowship with himself in heaven (Heb. 12:22-24)

Survey11/22/05 11:17 AM
N Fraser  
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In the Free Church of Scotland(continuing) they have a Communion season which last several days, there are services on the thursday, friday and saturday nights leading up to actual Communion on the Sabbath morning and then there is a Thanksgiving service on the Monday night.

Survey11/16/05 9:46 AM
Arthur | Scotland  
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Whats this "Christian liberty" heterodoxy???

There is bondage to sin - or obedience to God.

Rom.8:21 - `Bondage versus liberty.`
Is this Church estimation - return to bondage OR disobedience???
If neither then carry out the prescribed sacrament iaw Scripture!


Survey11/16/05 1:03 AM
Neil | Tucson  
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Arthur I see your point, which must therefore assume that Paul is going beyond the Corinthian abuses to more fully describe the proper understanding of the Table.

My concern was the way some pastors may be overdoing the "examine yourself" aspect. Calvin says it well: "it is not a perfect faith or repentance that is required,as some,by urging beyond due bounds,a perfection that can nowhere be found,would shut out for ever from the Supper every individual of mankind. If,however,thou aspirest after the righteousness of God with the earnest desire of thy mind,and,trembled under a view of thy misery,dost wholly lean upon Christ’s grace,and rest upon it,know that thou art a worthy guest to approach the table —worthy I mean in this respect,
that the Lord does not exclude thee,though in another point of view there is something in thee that is not as it ought to be. For faith,when it is but begun,makes those worthy who were unworthy."


Survey11/15/05 10:03 PM
Chris M | Australia  
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There is no "local church pastor" (singular) in the NT for starters.....

Survey11/15/05 8:48 PM
David and Gabriela Buzulak | Newville, Pennsylvania  
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I do believe that this is an area of 'Christian Liberty'. The NT local church pastor is answerable to God Almighty for how he conducts things.

I still find the inconsistency in ones who would say it's 'Christian Liberty' to drink alcohol, but on areas not clearly defined, would put a yoke of bondage on.

msc said:
The body and blood of the Lord shall be given only to baptized believers

Do you believe it is the ACTUAL body and blood of the Lord?

Also, then for you to be consistent it should be okay for infants to partake?


Survey11/15/05 3:15 PM
Arthur | Scotland  
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Neil

In Greek the word seems to mean something stronger. The actual way it is precisely stated in the Greek is:
"..let prove but a man himself..."
="let prove" is one word used elsewhere eg: 1Pet.1:7, Rom.12:2. It would seem a bit more introspective then!

Lexicon suggests it means - "to prove by trial, to test, assay metals, to prove, try, examine, scrutinise...etc.


Survey11/15/05 2:45 PM
Neil | Tucson  
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When comparing 1 Cor. 11:20-22 & the concluding vv. 33-34, it is possible that "examine himself" in v. 28 simply means understanding that the Lord's Supper is not a mere meal to satisfy our hunger but a commemoration of the Lord's death. "Discerning the body" could mean, am I eating for my own appetite (thus unworthily) or to remember the Lord by?

Survey11/15/05 2:26 PM
Arthur | Scotland  
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"Any Christian - based on their testimony."
Just like all those soldiers did in the trenches during the First World War.
Would you have rejected them if you had been the chaplain??
Based on what - your judging them???

Survey11/1/05 9:03 AM
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Don I see what you are saying sir, I think many are sick among the assembly and many sleep not because of anything to do with the bread and the wine(as in a sort of mystical sin destroyer, sorry for the use of words I just cant think of how to put this) for example if I have slandered a brother and I take the lords supper its not the taking of the supper that condems me and makes me sick , its the hypocrisy of it all. like the verse WHEN I REGARD INIQUITY IN MY HEART THE LORD WILL NOT HEAR ME.

And I think that goes for anytime we meet to pray or to study we should not expect benefits from God if we are living a life of double standards, I think the lords supper is being made into something its not(a mystical ritual)and I think we should be careful not to go back 500 years to popery.

LET A MAN EXAMINE HIMSELF.

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