Sacrament, Holy Communion, Eucharist, And Table of the Lord
Explanation And Resource Site
Where we ask the question:
"Do you smoke your God, do you
cannibalize Him, or do you remember what He did for you?"
Roman Catholic Take on it:
The Catholic Encyclopedia volume
4 p. 277, article: Consecration
celebration of The Holy Mass, the bread and the
wine are changed (Added: Guess where the
magical spell, Hocus Pocus comes from? Yep, the
priest blesses the elements and speaks the "Holy
Enchantment" of "Hoc est corpus meus" and
presto-changeo, dinner is served!) into the
body and blood of Christ. It is called
Transubstantiation, for the Sacrament of the
Eucharist the substance of bread and wine do not
remain, but the entire substance of the bread is
changed into the body of Christ, and the entire
substance of the wine is changed into His blood,
the species or outwards semblance of bread and
Now that's what
I call HUNGRY FOR GOD!!!
SANTANA's Toke on it:
"I got to see there was a lot of
people like myself who were smoking
pot. "Sacred Sacrament" as Bob
Marley would say and we opposed the
Vietnam War. And it felt really
encouraging to know that I wasn't
alone, that a lot of people, kindred
souls like myself, you know, we
didn't have to hide in alleys
anymore to do the sacrament. Just
like they drink wine at church every
Sunday, you know, it's the same
thing when you smoke a joint. It's
no different, man... We'd accepted a
lot of different teachings because I
was raised a Christian. And we have
moved beyond and through Buddhist
thought and Native American thought.
And we continue to grow and just try
to touch more of who we are inside,
what our essence is and why we're
here... Live your light and Jesus
will be cheering for you. He's no
bigger than us and we're not bigger
than him. We embody the same light.
And to me, if you live your light,
Jesus will give you a high five when
you get to the other side. Sometimes
take the time to ask yourself what
religion is God?"
Now that's what I
call HOLY SMOKE!!!
The Bible Take?
Good Old Saint Paul has the
answer on this one. He got angry watching the Corithian church turning the
"Lord's Supper" or "Communion" from a solemn act into a reason to
party and get drunk. (1Cr 11:19-22) He went on to explain the
correct manner to partake.....
1Cr 11:26 - 30 Greek Translation:
"For as often as ye eat this
bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he
Whosoever therefore, eats this
bread, or drinks the cup of the Lord, IN AN UNWORTHY MANNER will be
guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord.
Let a man examine himself, and
so eat of the bread, and drink of the cup.
For any one who eats and drinks
the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.
That is why MANY OF YOU are weak
and ill, and some have died."
*The key to understanding how
to take the Holy Communion is in
Here's the simple answer: Consider the act of Communion and
discern what the elements in the bread and the wine mean.
Christ's blood (wine symbolism) spilled out to cover our sins.
Christ's body (bread symbolism) took on every sickness and
to cover our health.
Learn to take Communion at home:
Consider the opening words of verse 26:
"For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup"
it's clear this act was meant to take anytime YOU need it.
Anytime you feel like "Communing" with Jesus by giving thanks, and
devotion for what he did for your sorry soul. By properly
remembering and discerning the elements.
Jesus is suggesting at mealtime you take a moment to remember Him
and what He did for you. You don't need wine or bread. Use whatever
your eating and drinking. What matters is that you discern the
elements meaning before partaking.
The expression The Lord's Supper, derived from
St. Paul's usage in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, may have
originally referred to the Agape feast, the shared
communal meal with which the Eucharist was originally
associated. The Agape feast is mentioned in Jude 12. But
The Lord's Supper is now commonly used in reference to a
celebration involving no food other than the sacramental
bread and wine.
Early Christian sources
The Didache (Greek: teaching) is an early Church
order, including, among other features, instructions for
Baptism and the Eucharist. Most scholars date it to the
early 2nd century. Two separate Eucharistic traditions
appear in the Didache, the earlier tradition in chapter
10 and the later one preceding it in chapter 9. The
Eucharist is mentioned again in chapter 14.
Ignatius of Antioch, one of the Apostolic
Fathers and a direct disciple of the Apostle John,
mentions the Eucharist as "the flesh of our Saviour
Jesus Christ", and Justin Martyr speaks of it as more
than a meal: "the food over which the prayer of
thanksgiving, the word received from Christ, has been
said ... is the flesh and blood of this Jesus who became
flesh ... and the deacons carry some to those who are
Many Christian denominations classify the
Eucharist as a sacrament. Some Protestants
prefer to call it an ordinance, viewing it not
as a specific channel of divine grace but as an
expression of faith and of obedience to Christ.
Most Christians, even those who deny that there
is any real change in the elements used,
recognize a special presence of Christ in this
rite, though they differ about exactly how,
where, and when Christ is present. Roman
Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy teach that the
consecrated elements truly become the body and
blood of Jesus Christ. Transubstantiation is the
metaphysical explanation given by Roman
Catholics as to how this transformation occurs.
Lutherans believe that the body and blood of
Jesus are present "in, with and under" the forms
of bread and wine, a concept known as the
sacramental union. The Reformed churches,
following the teachings of John Calvin, believe
in a spiritual (or "pneumatic") real presence of
Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and
received by faith. Anglicans adhere to a range
of views although the Anglican church officially
teaches the real presence. Some Christians
reject the concept of the real presence,
believing that the Eucharist is only a memorial
of the death of Christ.
The Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry document of
the World Council of Churches, attempting to
present the common understanding of the
Eucharist on the part of the generality of
Christians, describes it as "essentially the
sacrament of the gift which God makes to us in
Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit",
"Thanksgiving to the Father", "Anamnesis or
Memorial of Christ", "the sacrament of the
unique sacrifice of Christ, who ever lives to
make intercession for us", "the sacrament of the
body and blood of Christ, the sacrament of his
real presence", "Invocation of the Spirit",
"Communion of the Faithful", and "Meal of the
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no surprise the devil has caused so much
confusion regarding a commandment Jesus
instructed us to follow. When it comes
to "The Table of the Lord" he went into
overdrive. Imagine how he managed to
make 25% of the world population believe
they are eating the actual flesh, and
drinking the actual blood of Jesus
Watch Pastor Joe Cortes of Faith Cometh
By Hearing ministries present the simple
meaning and act of the communion. This
teaching along with many more on the
subject can be found on
www.teachingfaith.com in the "Teaching
Center" section on the website here:
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