And he took bread, and brake it, and gave thanks and gave unto them saying: “This is my body which is given for you, this do in remembrance of me”.
Likewise also the cup after supper, saying” this cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:19-20
The passage quoted above is the bedrock of what we Christians call Holy Communion. Jesus kept it simple and solemn, and It is for remembrance only.
That being the case, how come all the rules, regulations and red tape that has been introduced into this simple act? For example:
Don’t eat Holy Communion if you are not baptized by immersion
Don’t eat if you don’t have the Holy Spirit/speak in toungues
Don’t eat if you are divorced, or separated from your spouse
Don’t eat if you still fall into temptation from time to time
Don’t eat if you’re not legally married to your spouse
Don’t eat if you are the second wife in your home e.t.c, e.t.c
At the end of the day, about 98% of the congregation has already been eliminated. Seeing that Jesus never asked all these conditions of his disciples, are Pastors doing right by forcing man-made rules on the congregation?
Is Christendom doing it the way Jesus laid down?
Your thoughts please