Thursday, May 21, 2020

Salvation Through “Holy Communion” Is False Doctrine

The following quote is from Luther's Small Catechism, as promoted by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.  The quote is found under the section, "THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION"; and then under the subheading, "THE BLESSINGS OF HOLY COMMUNION": 
Keep in mind what you learned in your Catechism instructions.
“What blessings do we receive through this eating and drinking?
That is shown us by these words: ‘Given’ and ‘poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins.’ Through these words we receive forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation in this sacrament. For where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation.” [Luther’s Catechism. Holy Communion. Second.]
“How can eating and drinking do such things? 
It is certainly not the eating and drinking that does such things, but the words ‘Given’ and ‘poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins.’ These words are the main thing in this sacrament, along with the eating and drinking. And whoever believes these words has what they plainly say, the forgiveness of sins.” [Luther’s Catechism. Holy Communion, Third] [emphasis added]  
What blasphemy!!! There is not one single verse in the entire Word of God which teaches that salvation comes through “holy communion. You cannot be saved by repeating some stupid words. In fact, the phrase holy communion is NOT found in the Bible at all. The Bible speaks of communion in 1st Corinthians 10:16, The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? The Greek word for communion is koinonia, which means, partnership. i.e. (lit.) participation. Thus, a person “participates” in the sin-cleansing blood of Jesus Christ through faith in Christ alone, and not by works or the Lord's Supper. 

Paul was simply teaching the believers at Corinth that they were saved by the blood of Jesus, and were being hypocritical to partake of the Lord's supper while also eating meats offered to idols (partaking of idolatry). Paul told them that it was impossible to eat at God's table and the Devil's,Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils” (1st Corinthians 10:21). 1st Corinthians 10:16 must NOT be interpreted by itself. Basing a doctrine upon this Scripture alone could easily result in a damnable heresy, which is exactly what Mr. Luther has done. 1st Corinthians 11:25 clearly states, After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in REMEMBRANCE of me.

Paul was quoting Jesus who said in Luke 22:19, “...This is my body which is given for you: this do in REMEMBRANCE of me. The Word of God teaches that the Lord's Supper is simply a means to REMEMBER what Christ did for us at Calvary, no more or less. To claim, as Lutheran's do, that there is some special saving power to the Lord's Supper is a Satanic lie. The Bible never leads us to place our faith in the Lord's Supper. If it were so, then Jesus and the apostles would have continually told people to partake of the Lord's supper to be saved. In fact, only a handful of references are made in the entire Bible to the Lord's Supper (i.e., communion). Martin's Luther's phrase, Given and poured out for you for the forgiveness of sins, doesn't even appear in the Word of God. These are the words of a religion, and not from the Bible. 

Matthew 7:15, Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

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