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Why should you not partake of the bread and wine?

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  • Ambar
    Lv 4
    1 month ago
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    Only those with the heavenly hope are to partake. God selects a limited number of faithful Christians who, after their death, will be resurrected to life in heaven. (1 Peter 1:3, 4) It is only God who chooses who is selected (Romans 9:11, 16) 

    Once they have been chosen, they must continue to maintain a Christian standard of faith and conduct in order not to be disqualified from receiving their heavenly inheritance.—Ephesians 5:5; Philippians 3:13-16; 1 Corinthians 11:27-29; Hebrews 6:4-6; 10:26-29) 

    Learn more about the heavenly hope in the following link … 

    https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/go... 

     

    On the other hand, if you are part of the “great crowd” of “other sheep,” God has given you the earthly hope. (Revelation 7:9; John 10:16) Those with the earthly hope do not partake of the bread and wine. Although you would not partake of the emblems, you would still attend the Memorial as an expression of your appreciation for the ransom sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Those with the earthly hope get to live forever in Paradise, and can find joy in meditating on what the Bible says about future life on earth. You can look forward to enjoying abundant peace while surrounded by your family and other righteous ones. You eagerly await the time when food shortages, poverty, suffering, sickness, and death no longer plague mankind. (Psalm 37:10, 11, 29; 67:6; 72:7, 16; Isaiah 33:24) You yearn to welcome those who are resurrected from the dead with the prospect of living forever on earth. (John 5:28, 29)   

    Learn more about the earthly hope in the following link … 

    https://www.jw.org/en/library/books/good-news-from... 

     

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    • Norine1 month agoReport

      That's all they know how to do up to the point of murdering their children.  They will PAY (Daniel 4:37)!  

      IGNORANT (((TRYING))) to eat Christ's body and drink His blood when HE IS SPIRITUAL (II Cor 5:16)!

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  • 1 month ago

    The Bible's only restriction is that people should not take them unworthily. Doing it weekly is just fine, and you ought to know that. Early Christians observed the sacrament of the Lord's Supper so frequently that the apostles had to admonish them to eat before they came to church, so that the Sacrament could be a token meal only and the latecomers wouldn't go hungry.

    • Norine1 month agoReport

      IGNORANT (((TRYING))) to eat Christ's body and drink His blood when HE IS SPIRITUAL (II Cor 5:16)!

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  • 1 month ago

    The scriptures clearly says that: “Whoever eats the loaf or drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will be guilty respecting the body and the blood of the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 11:27) Partaking is a serious matter and for one to partake when he is not worthy or not entitled to partake brings Jehovah’s judgment upon him.

    • Norine1 month agoReport

      IGNORANT (((TRYING))) to eat Christ's body and drink His blood when HE IS SPIRITUAL (II Cor 5:16)!

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  • Jesus instituted the holy supper, which is a commemorial, an order to be made to remember the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!

    To celebrate this remembrance, believers must first convert to God, and be baptized by immersion, having received answers from God in their prayers.

    Then, eating a piece of bread and a little wine in the church, we remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for the salvation of all, especially the believers.

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  • 1 month ago

    How do you know that I shouldn't?

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    • Norine1 month agoReport

      IGNORANT (((TRYING))) to eat Christ's body and drink His blood when HE IS SPIRITUAL (II Cor 5:16)!

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  • David
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There is absolutely NO VALID reason to avoid partaking unless you regard unconfessed sin within yourself.  Celebrate communion as often as you want WITH THANKSGIVING for the body and blood of Christ.

    • Norine1 month agoReport

      IGNORANT (((TRYING))) to eat Christ's body and drink His blood when HE IS SPIRITUAL (II Cor 5:16)!

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  • 1 month ago

    I'm not allowed in church  

    16 The Lord said to Moses, 17 “Say to Aaron: ‘For the generations to come none of your descendants who has a defect may come near to offer the food of his God. 18 No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed; 19 no man with a crippled foot or hand, 20 or who is a hunchback or a dwarf, or who has any eye defect, or who has festering or running sores or damaged testicles. 21 No descendant of Aaron the priest who has any defect is to come near to present the food offerings to the Lord. He has a defect; he must not come near to offer the food of his God. 22 He may eat the most holy food of his God, as well as the holy food; 23 yet because of his defect, he must not go near the curtain or approach the altar, and so desecrate my sanctuary. I am the Lord, who makes them holy.’”

    Source(s): Leviticus 21:16-23 NIV
    • Norine1 month agoReport

      IGNORANT (((TRYING))) to eat Christ's body and drink His blood when HE IS SPIRITUAL (II Cor 5:16)!

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  • 1 month ago

    1Co 11:27  Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 

    1Co 11:28  Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 

    1Co 11:29  For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 

    Assuming you are talking about the Lord's Supper, if you are going to eat of it in an unworthy manner (not examining yourself first), that is, eat it without discerning Christ's body, you shouldn't partake of it.

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    • Norine1 month agoReport

      YOU'RE IGNORANT!

      CHRIST IS SPIRIT (II COR 5:16)!

      YOU KEEP PROVING YOU "HAVEN'T BEEN TO JERUSALEM."

      BELIEVING YOU NEED TO SET UP TABLES AS THEY DID UNDER THE "FIRST COVENANT" (HEB 9:1-2) THAT 

      >>>WILL BURN!<<< (I COR 3:10-15)!

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  • 1 month ago

    Because it is obvious that God 

    has no intention of acknowledging 

    the "christian" way in which He is being sought. 

    As is evidenced by the fact that 

    he has left the future empty for more 

    than 60 of his own 33-year-long lifetimes, 

    Jesus Christ is nothing more than a limp and 

    imperfect entity which has no control over anything 

    more than your belief that he actually exists. 

     

    Jesus Christ = Nothing ... nothing, at all. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Do not worry yourself, I do not partake in any primitive superstitious ceremonies anywhere at any time.

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