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      I Corinthians 11:17-34: "Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper. For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 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. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come."

      INTRODUCTION

      Historic Baptists, true Baptists, have believed in and still believe in closed communion. Baptists impose upon themselves the same restrictions that they impose on others concerning the Lord’s Supper. Baptists have always insisted that it is the Lord’s Table, not theirs; and He alone has the right to say who shall sit at His table. No amount of so called brotherly love, or ecumenical spirit, should cause us to invite to His table those who have not complied with the requirements laid down plainly in His inspired Word. With respect to Bible doctrines we must always use the scripture as our guide and practice. For Baptists, two of the most important doctrines are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper. These are the only two doctrines we recognize as Church Ordinances. The Bible is very clear in teaching how these doctrines are to be practiced and by whom.

      We only have two ordinances that we must never compromise or we risk our very existence, they are Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.

      The moment we deviate from the precise method God has prescribed we have started down the slippery slope of error. True Baptists have held fast to the original doctrine of The Lord’s Supper from the time of Christ and the Apostles.

      Unfortunately, in this day of what the Bible describes as the age of luke warmness, Baptists are becoming careless in regard to strictly following the pattern laid out for us in Scripture. Many of our Bible colleges are graduating otherwise sincere, Godly and dedicated pastors and teachers who have not been taught the very strict, biblical requirements that surround the Lord’s Supper. Any Bible college that neglects to teach its students the differences surrounding Closed Communion, Close Communion and Open Communion is not simply short changing its students; it is also not equipping their students to carry on sound Bible traditions. The result is men of God and churches that fall into error. And as we will see, this is serious error.

      Should we as Baptists ignore the restrictions made by our Lord and Master? NO! When we hold to the restrictions placed upon the Lord’s Supper by our Master, we are defending the "faith which was once delivered to the saints" Jude 3.

      The Lord’s Supper is rigidly restricted and I will show this in the following facts:

      IT IS RESTRICTED AS TO PLACE

      A. I Corinthians 11:18 says, "When ye come together in the church." This does not mean the church building; they had none. In other words, when the church assembles. The supper is to be observed by the church, in church capacity. Again this does not mean the church house. Ekklesia, the Greek word for church, means assembly. "When ye come together in the church," is when the church assembles.

      B. When we say church we mean an assembly of properly baptized believers. Acts 2:41-42: "Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers."

      The church is made up of saved people who are baptized by immersion. In the Bible, belief precedes baptism. That’s the Bible way.

      Acts 8:12-13, "But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done."

      When we say properly baptized, we mean immersed. No unbeliever should take the Lord’s supper, and no non-immersed believer should take the supper. Those who are sprinkled are not baptized and cannot receive the supper. The Greek word for baptize is baptizo, and it always means to immerse.

      "In every case where communion is referred to, or where it may possibly have been administered, the believers had been baptized Acts 2:42; 8:12; 8:38; 10:47; 6:14-15; 18:8; 20:7. Baptism comes before communion, just as repentance and faith precede baptism".

      C. The Lord’s Supper is for baptized believers in church capacity: "When ye come together in the church," again not a building, but the assembly of the properly baptized believers.

      D. The fact that the Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, to be observed in church capacity, is pointed out by the fact that it is for those who have been immersed and added to the fellowship of the church.

      E. The Lord’s Supper is never spoken of in connection with individuals. When it is referred to, it is only referred to in reference to baptized believers in local church capacity I Cor. 11:20-26).

      I want to quote Dr. W.W. Hamilton,

      "The individual administration of the ordinance has no Bible warrant and is a relic of Romanism. The Lord’s Supper is a church ordinance, and anything which goes beyond or comes short of this fails for want of scriptural example or command".

      “The practice of taking a little communion kit to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. is unscriptural and does not follow the scriptural example.”

      IT IS RESTRICTED TO A UNITED CHURCH

      A. The Bible in I Cor. 11:18 is very strong in condemning divisions around the Lord’s table. For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
      19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
      20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

      There were no less than four divisions in the Corinthian church.
      I Cor. 1:12: "Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ."

      Because of these divisions, it was impossible for them to scripturally eat the Lord’s Supper. Division in the local church is reason to hold off observing the Lord’s Supper. But there are also other reasons to forego taking the Lord’s Supper. If there is gross sin in the membership we do not take it. Here is scriptural evidence for this: 1Co 5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
      8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
      10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

      B. At this point, I want to ask these questions: Are there not doctrinal divisions among the many denominations? Is it not our doctrinal differences that cause us to be separate religious bodies?

      IT IS RESTRICTED BY DOCTRINE

      A. Those in the early church at Jerusalem who partook "continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine" Acts 2:42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

      B. Those that do not hold to apostolic truth are not to partake. This means there is to be discipline in the local body. How can you discipline those who do not belong to the local body? You can’t. The clear command of scripture is to withdraw fellowship from those who are not doctrinally sound.

      II Thes 3:6: "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us."
      Rom. 16:17: "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them."
      To commune together means to have the same doctrine.
      II Thes. 2:15: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle."
      II John 10-11: "If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds."

      C. Some Baptists in our day have watered down this doctrine by practicing what they call “Close Communion.” By this they mean that they believe that members of another Baptist church may take communion with us because they are of the same beliefs. Once again, this is unscriptural.

      The welcome to the Lord's Table should not be extended beyond the discipline of the local church. When we take the Lord’s Supper there is supposed to be no gross sin among us and no divisions among us. We have no idea of the spiritual condition of another church’s members. If there is sin or division in the case of this other church’s members, we have no way of knowing it. We cannot discipline them because they are not members of our church. This is why we practice “Closed” communion, meaning it is restricted solely to our church membership. 
      So then, in closing I would like to reiterate the three different ideas concerning the Lord’s Supper and who is to take it. 
      Closed Communion = Only members of a single local church. 
      Close Communion = Members of like faith and order may partake. 
      Open Communion = If you claim to be a Christian, or simply attending the service, you may partake. 
      It is no small thing to attempt to change that which was implemented by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
      Mt. 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. 
      Many of our Baptist churches have a real need to consider the gravity of the act of observing The Lord’s Supper. It is not a light thing that is to be taken casually or without regard to the spiritual condition of ourselves or our church.
      1Co. 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

       28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

       29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

       30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

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Yeast will ferment, even in a fridge. Some bread recipes advocate putting your dough in the fridge to let it rise overnight, and yes, yeast fermenting in dough produces alcohol.

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Yeast will ferment, even in a fridge. Some bread recipes advocate putting your dough in the fridge to let it rise overnight, and yes, yeast fermenting in dough produces alcohol.

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@ 1 Tim.

Brother, I don't think God has commanded any one to drink booze. But grape juice and strong drink ain't the same thing.

You said: The terms wine and strong drink often mean grape juice, fermented grape juice (alcohol) and have also been used to describe wine that has been boiled down into a syrup that was later mixed with water.

I agree that grape juice was reduced to a paste, similiar to our frozen juices, but not frozen of course, but it was stored that way. And then mixed with water to make it juice again.But I don't think your correct by saying that the terms wine and strong drink often mean grape juice. Not one of the 20 verses where the phrase "strong drink" appears speaks of grape juice. The bible won't support that.

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I disagree. Many verses that use the term "wine" mean alcohol. I proved that in my earlier post. So I will prove it again.

Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; - wine as alcohol.

1Ti 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities. - do you think that Paul would condone that Timothy drink alcohol for medicinal purposes? If this one doesn't prove it then the next few should.

Hos 4:11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. Here wine and "new wine" are alcoholic.

Jer 23:9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness. Wine as alcohol.

Isa 49:26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob. Here sweet wine means alcohol.

Ecc 9:7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Is this alcoholic wine or juice of the grape? In context with God accepting the drinking of it with a merry heart?

Gen 14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God. Would the priest of the most high God give out alcoholic wine?
Gen 14:19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
Gen 14:20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
He then blesses Abram "of the most high God" - and then praises God - "blessed be the most high God" so is this alcohol or juice?

Num 15:7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savour unto the LORD. Is this "sweet savour" unto God alcoholic wine or juice?

Num 28:7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering. Here strong wine is an offering to God - alcohol or concentrated juice?

Jdg 9:13 And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees? Is God cheered by alcohol here?

My question is this: If wine can mean both alcohol and juice of the grape in the bible why can not the term "strong drink" mean both alcohol and concentrated juice?

If we are to believe that both the terms "wine" and "strong drink" meant alcohol then there are too many verses that condone the use of one or the other and strictly forbid one or the other. This would be a contradiction in the Word of God. So either we trust that the character of God is to be trusted when understanding a term used or we don't. If God allows the use of alcoholic wine then that means that we can drink alcohol. By this reasoning beer is 3 -5 % alcohol and if wine was 14% in those days as some "experts" say, then I can have at least 3 beers a day!! Or a glass of table wine!!

So do we trust the character of God or "MAN'S" interpretation of GODS WORD!! We are KJV BIBLE BELIEVING BAPTISTS and if we believe that the KJV bible is true, inspired by God and that God does not lie nor contradict Himself then we HAVE to interprate these terms in light of His character. The problem with the church these days is that the Word is interpretated to suit man and most modern commentaries reflect this!!
Is this the road us IFB's are going to take now? Are we going to trust the words of man or the Word of God? Do we study the Word of God with the guidance of His Holy Spirit or do we study the commentaries of man with the guidance of "lets not upset the apple cart"?

Do we really believe that God would allow the consumption of alcohol when in some even a little cuases harm? Is it His "permissive" will for us to drink alcohol?
Possibly, but I do not believe that the Word reflects this. Edited by 2Tim215
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Sorry 2Tim, but I have to disagree with you on your interpretation of Hosea 4:11

Hosea 4:11 is not speaking of drunkenness at all. It is speaking of the heart turning toward something other than God.

In Hosea, the heart is turned from God and to whoredom, wine, and new wine.

New wine in that verse is tiroshe, which is always interpreted as a grape juice and not as an alcohol.

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Leviticus 10:8-11 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, saying, Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses.

An interesting thought concerning Leviticus 10:8-11...
This passage says nothing about drunkenness, only the drinking of fermented drink. God says "Don't drink it" Why? So that their judgment is not blurred; so that they can differentiate between holy and unholy.

Obviously, God knew even a swallow of alcohol was enough to deceive the one who drinks. He wanted the Priest's minds to be focused on the things of God completely. One drink apparently was enough to deceive a man as Solomon rightly wrote (Proverbs 20:1)

Since the drinking of alcohol obviously would cause the priest to err in judgment, how can we today say that we are allowed to drink ourselves? We, as children of God, should have the desire to do that which is pleasing to the Lord. We should endeavor to keep from alcohol so that we may know the difference between holy and unholy.

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Sorry 2Tim, but I have to disagree with you on your interpretation of Hosea 4:11

Hosea 4:11 is not speaking of drunkenness at all. It is speaking of the heart turning toward something other than God.

In Hosea, the heart is turned from God and to whoredom, wine, and new wine.

New wine in that verse is tiroshe, which is always interpreted as a grape juice and not as an alcohol.


I stand corrected.
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For the most part I agreed with your post, except for the interpretation of Hosea 4:11.

If it is any consolation, at one time I thought that verse was about drunkenness, but a close study of it and the word "tirosh" caused me to rethink my thinking. lol


Had a closer look and agree with your assessment. With the amount of wine, strong drink, adultery, etc, etc in the Bible with Gods chosen people, one can't but wonder why He hasn't destroyed us all yet.
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Had a closer look and agree with your assessment. With the amount of wine, strong drink, adultery, etc, etc in the Bible with Gods chosen people, one can't but wonder why He hasn't destroyed us all yet.


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I'm probably in the minority who think wine means wine, not grape juice, in the bible and alcohol can be consumed in moderation. Yet at the same time I think in present day America Christians should avoid this because the unbelievers on the most part think you should avoid it and in America alcohol has a reputation of being the "devil's drink". At least it did at one time. I've also heard that the alcohol content of modern day alcohol as way beyond the content of alcohol in booze back in the old days.

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And yet, the Word of God warns us against even looking upon fermented wine because of its deceptive qualities.

If we were to buy into your theory, we would have to come to the conclusion that God is just playing a game with us people on Earth. Telling some to drink alcohol while telling others not to experience it, nor to approve of it.

Interesting.

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Consuming alcohol in moderation is a lie from the devil. How much is considered drinking "in moderation"? The idea that a "little bit won't hurt" (the lie of drinking in moderation) is deceptive and "whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise"!

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Alcohol is called an "intoxicant" for a reason. It is "toxic". Jesus didn't drink it, nor did He turn the water into fermented wine.

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Since Scripture is full of warnings against fermented drink, why would God tell someone they could buy and drink it?


Same reason God gave the children of Israel quail when they complained about the manna. Same reason divorce was permitted, multiple, marriages were permitted, concubines were permitted, etc. None of that was wise or Gods perfect will, but it was allowed because of the hardness of the heart of men. God tolerating and permitting something is not the same as God endorsing it.
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I don't have a iron in this fire; I don't drink fermented or effervesced drinks anyway.

edited to correct sentence structure


Neither do I drink yet the OP brought up a good point to be discussed. Edited by Wilchbla
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Consuming alcohol in moderation is a lie from the devil. How much is considered drinking "in moderation"? The idea that a "little bit won't hurt" (the lie of drinking in moderation) is deceptive and "whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise"!

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Alcohol is called an "intoxicant" for a reason. It is "toxic". Jesus didn't drink it, nor did He turn the water into fermented wine.


I don't know. What is moderation in anything? I guess it's between that Christian and his God to decide.

By the way, you can become intoxicated by drinking too much water also.
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Same reason God gave the children of Israel quail when they complained about the manna. Same reason divorce was permitted, multiple, marriages were permitted, concubines were permitted, etc. None of that was wise or Gods perfect will, but it was allowed because of the hardness of the heart of men. God tolerating and permitting something is not the same as God endorsing it.


Yeah, this is good. Like it says in Acts that in the past God "wink" at some behavior but now commands all men to repent.
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      SO THE GIVER OF LIFE, THE ROCK OF ALL AGES
      GREW UP TO FULFILL THE HOLY PAGES
      HE PREACH WITH AUTHORITY LIKE NONE BEFORE
      PLEASE TRUST HIS WORDS AND NOT THE GREAT WHORE
      HER BLACK ROBE PRIEST FILL THEIR LIPS WITH MY NAME
      WITH BLASPHEMOUS PRAISE, DAMMATION AND SHAME
      THERE ARE NO NAIL PRINTS IN MY HANDS, MY BODY DID NOT ARISE
      NOR, AM A DEMON OF FATIMA FLOATING IN THE SKY
      THERE IS NO DEITY IN MY VEINS FOR ADAM CAME FROM SOD
      FOR I, AM, MOTHER OF THE SON OF MAN NOT THE MOTHER OF GOD
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, SO TRUST ME NOT
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      FOR MY SOUL WAS PURCHASED BY GOD UPON THE CROSS
      FOR MY SINS HE DID SUFFER AN UNMEASURABLE COST
      I WILL NOT STEAL HIS GLORY WHO ROSE FROM THE DEAD
      ENDURING SPIT AND THORNS PLACED ON HIS HEAD
      YET, IF YOU WISH TO HONOR ME THEN GIVE ME NONE AT ALL
      BUT TRUST THE LAMB WHO STOOL IN PILATE’S HALL
      CALL NOT ON THIS REDEEMED WOMAN IN YOUR TIME OF FEAR
      FOR I WILL NOT GIVE ANSWER NEITHER WILL I HEAR
      AND WHEN THE BOOKS ARE OPEN AT THE GREAT WHITE THRONE
      I AMEN YOUR DAMNATION THAT TRUST NOT HIM ALONE
      MY FLESH SAW CORRUPTION MY BONES THEY DID ROT
      MY PAPS ARE NOT HOLY, O’ SINNER TRUST ME NOT

                       WRITTEN BY BRO. WEST
       
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