Close Communion, Or Open Communion; An Experience And An Argument

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byCrammond Kennedy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. (10 "For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body" (1 Cor. xi., 29). Alford says of this often quoted text, which is so generally and so horribly misunderstood, because the context is not sufficiently considered: "Eats and drinks Judgment to himself; i. e., brings on himself judgment by eating and drinking, xplna, as is evident by verses 30-32 is not 'damnation,' KatdxpDia) as rendered in our English version, a mistranslation which has done infinite mischief." That this point is well taken, is clear from the verses cited, for we find in them that they who had incurred npifia were not " damned," but weak, sickly, and asleep, which adjectives some commentators understand in a spiritual sense, and others in the literal, the latter seeing an allusion to a prevailing epidemic; also, that if these Corinthians had judged themselves, 118 they would not have been judged; and, finally, that when they were judged, they were chastened of the Lord, "that they should not he condemned with the world." "Not discerning the Lord's body," explains their case. Connected as the Lord's supper was, at its institution, with the passover, the Corinthians made it an occasion of indecent excess. One was "hungry," and another was "drunken." They therefore lost the spiritual significance and benefit of the celebration; and disregarding and changing its sacred character, they were "guilty of the body and blood of the Lord." Not so with the penitent, no matter how heinous his sins, who takes Christ as his Saviour, and thus humbly and trustfully, or even timidly, communes. It was for such that Jesus came, and it is for such that His table is spread. (2) "They devoted themselves to the careful study of the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. (10 "For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217695647

ISBN - 13:9780217695640

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