July 2005
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
The  Voice  of  Jesus

This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

False Doctrines of Christendom
#16 The Eucharist, or The Lord's Supper
The False Teaching

From Paul:  For I received from the Lord what I have also delivered up to you, that the Lord Jesus, in the night in which he was delivered up, took bread, and having given thanks he broke [it] and said: This is my body being broken in your behalf. Be doing this in my remembrance. Likewise also [he took] the cup after having supped, saying: This cup is the new contract in my blood. Be doing this, as often as you be drinking, in my remembrance. For as often as you be eating this bread and be drinking this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until he come. (I Cor.11: 23-26)
Catholicism: The quintessence of these doctrinal decisions consists in this, that in the Eucharist the Body and Blood of the God-man are truly, really, and substantially present for the nourishment of our souls, by reason of the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ, and that in this change of sub- stances the unbloody Sacrifice of the New Testament is also contained.
Baptists: The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate his Second Coming.
Exposing the Error

The Last Supper was a Passover meal, as observed by the Jews. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it (Lk.22:8). As they ate, he said to them: I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer (Lk.12:13). They ate the Passover together, feasted on the Paschal lamb that had just been slain and some words were spoken. The Lord was not the Paschal lamb -- he ate it. Yet Paul identified him as such and as a sacrifice (! Cor. 5:7).  The Lord did not identify the bread as his body, nor the wine as his blood, as Paul and the Synoptics say. Paul claimed to have received from the Lord what he delivered to the church at Corinth and his is the first record of a Eucharist.  The synoptic versions must have been amended to support this doctrine. He once again is the strange shepherd, but his word was authority for the early Gentile Christians. The "Fathers" honored him and the churchmen continue to do so even though there is no evidence that the apostolic church in Jerusalem partook of the Eucharist. Jesus would not have called the bread his body nor the wine his blood because elsewhere, he identified them as the Spirit and the Word.  See the next column.
Declaring the Truth
Jn.6[53] Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; [54] he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. [55] For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. . . .  [61] But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this? [62] Then what if you were to see the Son of man ascending where he was before? [63] It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. Vs. 63 explains this discourse with some Jews asserting the superiority of the Lord's bread from heaven to that of Moses.  He hastened to explain to his disciples that he was not speaking literally of eating his flesh and drinking his blood, because the flesh profits nothing.  It is useless!  The Living Bread that one must eat is the words that I have spoken. All his words! This utterance has no relation to the Eucharist, but shows instead that Eucharist profits nothing! This false doctrine serves the purpose of Paul, the Strange Shepherd, and conceals the need for receiving the Word. It binds men to the church, not to Jesus. More & More
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