Monday, October 21, 2013

Open Communion Kills

Yes, it's that simple. No matter which way you slice it, no matter how you dress it up, and no matter how you try to justify it, open communion kills.

St. Paul said of Holy Communion, "Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died."

Any congregation or pastor who allows anybody "who believes" to come forward and eat and drink of the Lord's Body and Blood runs the risk of allowing someone to eat and drink judgment upon themselves and thereby become weak, ill, or die.

Yes, it's that simple.

So, if you're into killing your neighbor spiritually, go ahead, practice open communion. If you're into playing Russian Roulette with the Lord's Supper and the individual lives of people, go ahead, practice open communion. If you honestly don't care about the well-being of your neighbor, go ahead, practice open communion.

Drunk driving kills. So does open communion. Friends don't let friends practice open communion.

Yes, it's that simple.