Our local church conducts the Holy Communion every first Sunday of each month. During the preparatory moments of this Christian sacrament, these words, “If you have not accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please do not partake of the Holy Communion”, are always flashed on the screen. Some people would assume these words are meant as a warning for those who have not uttered the sinner’s prayer such that if they “eateth and drinketh unworthily, [they] eateth and drinketh damnation”.
But we all know that Paul’s warning was for the Christians in Corinth. So, it is Christians that must be warned of this possible “damnation”. While our local church continues to adhere to the essentiality of one’s commitment to Christ for one to partake of the sacraments, we have ceased in screening the “damnation” slide during Communion time.Continue reading ““damnation””