- Apr 29, 2015
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From 1 Corinthians 11 (NASB):You believe that is the body and blood of Christ. So who are you to refuse to give it to someone he is asking for it. Just because he is not in the same club that you are.
Maybe this person he live in the Christ and it will be just his problem if he take what he don't deserve.
Really I cannot see this kind a problems just as a problem of egoism.
“23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’ 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.”
As the Body of the Lord also, the Church has a duty to protect both the Eucharist and those who would receive it by preparing them properly. The clergy particularly bear the burden of preparing those who wish to receive. Those who refuse to submit to the Church’s teachings but want to commune are not properly prepared. The Eucharist is a need, but it is also a privilege, not a right.