delmer are you still a baptist preacher? and I have a question....if you are going to partake of the Lords supper at another church are you going to tithe there to? just wondering sincerely Pastor Hughes East Mesa Baptist Church http://www.azboss.net/~embc/ ----- Original Message ----- From: Delmer G. Lawson <delgene@...> To: <pastorsforum@...> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 6:40 PM Subject: Re: [PastorsForum] Our Attitudes > Hi all: > > > > > As a former practicer of close(d) communion, and a Baptist preacher, I > came to the conclusion that the LORD'S TABLE, SUPPER, EUCHERIST, et al, > was instituted by Christ Himself, and it was intended to be celebrated > by the CHURCH (the body of Christ.) How can one local church dare to > presume that believers, right with God, from another congregation cannot > partake in something Jesus Himself said was to be observed by all of His > children throughout the world? > > Would I partake with another person of like faith (i.e., who preaches the > whole counsel of God?) Indeed I would, and have. > > Even though the founders of the church I pastor (filled with wisdom of > God) put it into our church covenant, that all born again, right with God > Christians, would be free to partake with us when we observe the > communion. I fully concur. > > The Bible says that a man (or woman) is to examine themselves before > partaking in the Lord's Supper. 1 Corinthains 11:23-34. > > "For I have received of the Lord that which also I > delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was > betrayed took bread: > And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, > Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in > remembrance of me. > After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had > supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as > oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. > For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye > do shew the Lord's death till he come. > Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this > cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the > Lord. > But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of > that bread, and drink of that cup. > For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and > drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. > For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and > many sleep. > For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be > judged. > But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, > that we should not be condemned with the world. > Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, > tarry one for another. > And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come > not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I > come." > > I think the Lord would have all Christians who believe the cardinal > truths in the Bible should treat others of another denomination with love > and respect, encouraging each other to the main purpose of the Church - > PREACHING THE GOSPEL AND WINNING SOULS TO CHRIST BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. > > Because of Calvary, yours, > Delmer G. Lawson > Jesus loves you, and I do too > > > > -- > To unsubscribe, send ANY message to <pastorsforum-unsubscribe@...> > > "In essential things, unity; in non-essential things, liberty; and in all things, charity."