THE LORD’S SUPPER
- Its purpose:
- Who can partake:
- Compare 1 Corinthians 11: 23 and 1 Corinthians 1: 1,2. We here learn that Paul says all who call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ gave it to His followers and has never taken it from them. It is the Lord’s Table and is spread for His people, and no man, or company of men, can rightfully deprive one of God’s children from partaking. Close communion is un-Scriptural.
- How often partake:
- From Acts 2: 42 we learn that the Lord’s Supper had a prominent part in the worship of the early disciples. By comparing Acts 20: 7 and 1 Corinthians 16: 1,2, we discover that when the disciples met it was to partake of the Lord’s Supper, and it was their custom to meet every Lord’s Day. For the first seven hundred years the ordinance was observed weekly. John Calvin said, “the change was a contrivance of the devil.” John Wesley advised his people to spread the Table each week.