Taking Communion Unworthily: Rules for communion in the Bible

The Lord’s supper is the rite by which Jesus’ sacrifice for mankind to redeem us from our sins is remembered.

It consists of drinking from the grapefruit and eating the unleavened bread.

The fruit of the grape represents the blood of Christ that was shed for our sins.

The unleavened bread represents the body of Christ, which was pierced by our sins.

It is a moment of deep solemnity and much reflection because it is a symbol of the inalienable union between Christ and every believer.

Participating in it is an extremely special and intimate experience with God.

However, what to do if at a certain point we are committing actions that are against God’s will?

Should we have the Lord’s supper or not?

To answer this question, I invite you to read with me the following text of the Bible:

(…) whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.

For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.

1 Corintios‬ ‭11: 27-29

The above text was presented by the apostle Paul in the context of believers who took the Lord’s supper lightly, as if it were just one more meal of the day.

There were even circumstances in which people did not eat at home but expected to eat at the church.

The Lord’s supper had become for them a matter related to food and not to the symbol itself.

The apostle makes it clear to them that the Lord’s supper should not be eaten in an unworthy manner.

That is, without considering its importance and doing so in a spirit of reverence and solemnity.

The Lord’s supper is a sacred rite that should be taken with respect, sincerity, and humility.

Now, in the event that we have sins in our lives which we do not wish to confess or forsake.

In the event that there is no repentance in the heart for those sins and plans are to continue in them, this means that Christ’s sacrifice to cleanse us from our sins is being belittled.

Which is to eat the supper in an undignified way.

No one should participate in it by caressing sins that we are not willing to forsake or confess.

The Lord’s supper is a time to return to the Lord and strengthen our relationship with him.

It is our duty to cleanse our hearts and be prudent before this ceremony so as not to dishonor our God.

What do you think? Are you going through a sin that is difficult to forsake and don’t know whether to participate in the dinner? What is your experience? Share in the comments.

A hug, God bless you.

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