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Old 12-14-2016, 08:30 PM   #72
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Default Re: Jezebel -- why we should know who she is.

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Originally Posted by ZNPaaneah View Post
No, I agree with you. However, if the teaching is an inferred teaching it is wrong to insist on it as an item of the faith. Your claim (Witness Lee and his followers) that Christianity is degraded, adulterous, etc. is based in part on the claim that they are not meeting on the proper ground. They go so far as to state that taking a Lord's table meeting with other Christians could result in you getting sick and dying.

By doing this you make this doctrine the cornerstone of your sect, hence a damnable heresy.
I see your point. It's not as important as the Trinity or whether Jesus came in the flesh or the Son of God. But at the level of its importance, I think it outranks the alternatives of denominationalism.

In as much as taking the Lord's table while not discerning the body I think 1 Corinthians 11:29 would apply.

Ellicott's commentary:
They did not rightly estimate such gatherings as being corporate meetings; they did not rightly estimate themselves as not now isolated individuals, but members of the common Body. They ought to discern in these meetings of the Church a body; they ought to discern in themselves parts of a body. Not only is this interpretation, I venture to think, the most accurate and literal interpretation of the Greek, but it is the only view which seems to me to make the passage bear intelligibly on the point which St. Paul is considering, and the real evil which he seeks to counteract

That said, I don't know anyone who has gotten sick or died from taking communion in a denomination or the local church. The only time I have gotten sick from church was from a potluck dinner.
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