It is therefore concluded:
Using "communion" or "The Lord's Supper" is fine and 100% right. Anyone denying this is 100% wrong.
As usual Biblically illiterate Christians are firmly and devoutly wrong.
Referred to as "the last supper" or "the Lord's supper" by Christians and adopted as a gentile abstraction of Jewish tradition, Holy Communion has been held in high regard for centuries - WITHOUT ANY CHRISTIAN KNOWING OR UNDERSTANDING ITS TRUE MEANING. It was established by the RCC as religious law, not God's LAW
and certified as being of value for salvation - which it isn't
Let me begin by saying Jewish tradition doesn't save anyone
. Are we agreed on this point? By extension then NO CHRISTIAN TRADITION will save either. This includes Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, Halloween occultism, the average garden variety of Virgin Mary statues and Holy Communion.
At the end of three gospels, it's recorded that Jesus met with his talmidim (disciples) and celebrated the Pesach SEDER (passover seder). Thus what gentiles refer to as Jesus' last supper is, in fact, a Jewish tradition observing Hebrew flight from bondage in Egypt
. Jews don't believe the SEDER saves anyone, but gentiles have perverted the Jewish tradition to one of their own and affixed divine approval to it, WHICH IT NEVER HAD
. The seder is simply an annual celebration of liberty, of freedom from an ancient bondage to slavery in Egypt.
The seder meal is taken once a year
, not every evening as is a common supper. Thus the gathering of Jesus and His talmidim was the LAST SEDER, not a last picnic lunch. (*)
Holy Communion, by comparison, is celebrated every Sunday at minimum. Protestant churches celebrate it monthly, but exchange grape juice for wine as a consequence of the American flirtation with Prohibition (look it up). Thus even the Protestant version of Holy Communion is twice
perverted by secular TRADITION, not that of God or even of the Hebrew people who began it in the first place.
The seder meal is part of a week long Jewish celebration of Passover (Pesach). It' a tradition that is thousands of years old and is celebrated ONCE A YEAR and is normally celebrated in the HOMES of Jewish families. Jewish tradition doesn't recognize the seder as anything more than tradition. It does not save anybody. The seder is a reminder of deliverance from bondage. Jesus asked His talmidim to remember His work in the same way. He affixed no saving grace to the act as the church has done. We are asked to remember, not to start wars over it.
Holy Communion is a gentile magic act that purportedly changes common bread and wine (or Welch's grape juice) into the body and blood of Christ. Taken in this way, Christians assume that communion is efficacious for salvation (a substitute for genuine REPENTANCE and RIGHTEOUS living). Wars have been fought over it and internal religious arguments have raged in our churches for years. Is it appropriate for a woman or gay person to serve communion to a congregation? Is this what devotion and worship of God has come to? It has been diluted by our humanist ideologies and tradition. We have forgotten the original meaning of the seder.“I hate, I despise your religious festivals; your assemblies are a stench to me
." - Amos 5:21
God hates it because it is hypocritical traditional and without meaning. Yet men and women assume it to be of value IN THEIR OWN EYES regardless of ancient Jewish tradition or the LAW of God. It is a farce.
Holy Communion is an act of Passive Indifference toward God and thus an act of Active Malice against Him. It is no substitute for true REPENTANCE and Humility before God.
It is time to REPENT of our SINs and wickedness according to the LAW of God. It is time to seek God in our hearts and minds and souls, not at a fake dinner table.
that's me, hollering from the choir loft...(*) Part of the seder meal acknowledges the hope of the coming of Elijah, who in turn will precede the arrival of ha-Mashiach (messiah, the Christ). Holy Communion does not recognize the living Messiah, only the dead one BECAUSE THE RCC MASS CRUCIFIES CHRIST -AGAIN- EACH TIME IT IS PERFORMED. Protestants do the same, though not with the same level of pageantry and spectacle. Did Christ die once for all (Romans 6:10) or is He killed again and again each time Communion is served?