Lordís Supper



1. What is the Lordís Supper? Whatís the meaning of it?




The Lordís Supper, or Holy Supper as we call it very often, is a Supper of which partake all those who have been saved by the Lord Jesus through His blood.

During this Supper we eat the bread, which represents the body of Christ, and the fruit of the vine which represents the blood of Jesus shed for the remission of our sins (Matthew 26:26-28). Therefore, we must not believe, as unfortunately the Roman Catholic Priests and their followers believe, that the bread we break and the fruit of the vine are the true body and blood of Christ, that is, that they change their substance and a transubstantiation occurs. The bread and the fruit of the vine are just symbols, whose nature does not change after they are blessed.

This Supper was instituted by Christ on the night He was betrayed, as it is written: ďAnd as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sinsĒ (Matthew 26:26-28 - NKJV). When Jesus gave them both the bread and the cup he said to them ďDo this in remembrance of meĒ (1 Corinthians 11:24,25 - NIV).

Through this Supper we proclaim the atoning death of Christ until He comes (1 Corinthians 11:26). Therefore the Lordís Supper is not the repetition of the death of Christ, as the Roman Catholic Priests teach for they are in ignorance of the truth of Scriptural teaching, but only the proclamation of His death. The sacrifice of Christ occurred once for all, how can we think that it can be repeated somehow? It is a heresy to teach that through the Lordís Supper, particularly when the bread is broken, the body of Christ is immolated again for us.