O.W. Prince Ministries has stumped The Bible Scholars Group for the first time in 2013. No one correctly responded to the Bible Scholar Question for Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
However, I would like to thank everyone who offered an answer and for helping to make the Bible Scholars Group a fun, loving and caring place of learning and sharing. In spite of the fact that your answers and commentaries were incorrect, you demonstrated exceptional biblical scholarship and initiative.
Today’s Question For Wednesday February 6, 2013:
According to the New Testament writings and the witness of the Apostles of Christ, did unbaptized believers share in the sacrament of the “Lord’s Supper?”
The answer for today’s Bible Challenge Question is: “NO!”
When the Lord’s Supper was observed in the New Testament, all participants were understood to be baptized believers (Christians). Unbelievers and the unbaptized were not counted as a part of the early Christian Church thus they could not have participated in the Lord’s Supper. How can they share in remembering the Lord’s Body and Blood when they have not shared in His death and resurrection through baptism?
Anyone not baptized into Christ was understood as not being a Christian or a follower of Christ. Only through total submission (Faith=Acceptance, Obedience, Submission and Trust) and water baptism in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ can one become a part of the body of Christ (Church). [Matthew 28:19, Acts, 2:38-41, Romans 6:3, Galatians 3:27]
Belief alone doesn’t qualify one to be a Christian. Satan believes but he is not a Christian(James 2:19). And many sinners believe but remain disobedient toward God and His Eternal Commandments. Some so-called pseudo-baptized believers remain in their sin because they never truly repented (died to Sin) and surrendered to God’s divine ordinances (Matthew 7:21-23).
In many of today’s contemporary Christian churches, anyone and everyone is permitted to share in the Lord’s Supper without discerning the condition of their souls or the Lord’s Holy ordinances regarding salvation. To continue in this practice after having received the Truth is to do so unworthily and place one’s self in danger of being guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
Suggested Link: You Must Be Born Again – Part 2
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