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      Closed Communion
      James Foley
       
      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.

The "wines" Of The Bible - The Blessed & The Cursed


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JESUS – The Cup Of Blessing:

 

Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. Isaiah 65:8

This is not a call to abstinence, this a picture of God preserving His followers, look at the following verses for context;

 

And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,
and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains:
and mine elect shall inherit it,
and my servants shall dwell there.
10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks,
and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in,
for my people that have sought me.

11 But ye are they that forsake the Lord,
that forget my holy mountain,
that prepare a table for that troop,
and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called, ye did not answer;
when I spake, ye did not hear;
but did evil before mine eyes,
and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

 

Has nothing to do with abstinence 

At the site of this link they use the NIV to gather some scripture references that did not exist in the KJV.

 

This link is just another example of someone who wants to justify drinking alcoholic beverages.

what are those references?

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I think a LINK (in case we really did want to read it) to the pages he's copying and pasting would be better so we don't have to scroll down for 5 minutes to read others comments.

You will not find such a link to this exact material anywhere, though you may find portions of it where I have previously given some of it, and some portions are recently written, even the very day it was posted.

 

What would be helpful to you that this subject might be understood?

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This is not a call to abstinence, this a picture of God preserving His followers, look at the following verses for context;

 

And I will bring forth a seed out of Jacob,
and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains:
and mine elect shall inherit it,
and my servants shall dwell there.
10 And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks,
and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in,
for my people that have sought me.

11 But ye are they that forsake the Lord,
that forget my holy mountain,
that prepare a table for that troop,
and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.
12 Therefore will I number you to the sword,
and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter:
because when I called, ye did not answer;
when I spake, ye did not hear;
but did evil before mine eyes,
and did choose that wherein I delighted not.

 

Has nothing to do with abstinence 

what are those references?

Did not say that Isaiah 65:8 spoke about abstinence.  I quoted it, that it was shown that the Bible speaks of "wine" in two kinds.  Isaiah 65:8 speaks of the pure juice of the grape while it is in the fruit, still on the vine, that even the blessing of God is in it.  This was then linked to the 'Last Supper'.  Please read more slowly, and more carefully, thank you.

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These Scriptures talk about Good Wine, Jeffrey.  It is not alcoholic wine.  It is pure grape juice.  The below verses speak with approval of a wine whose character is good (not alcoholic), and which is commended as a real blessing.

 

1.  This wine is to be presented at the altar as an offering to God.  

"All the best (fat) of the oil, and all the best of the wine [good wine], and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee." ~ Numbers 18:12

"And that we should bring forth the firstfruits of our dough, and our offerings, and the fruit of all manner of trees, of wine [good wine] and of oil, unto the priests, to the chambers of the house (temple) of our God; and the tithes of our ground unto the Levites, that the same Levites might have the tithes in all the cities of our tillage." ~ Nehemiah 10:37

"For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers:  and we will not forsake the house of God." ~ Nehemiah 10:39

"And he had prepared for him a great chamber, where aforetime they laid the meat offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the corn, the new wine, and the oil, which was commanded to be given to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the offerings of the priests." ~ Nehemiah 13:5

"And I made treasurers over the treasuries, Shel-e-mi'-ah the priest and Za'-dok the scribe, and of the Levites, Pe-da'-iah:  and next to him was Ha'-nan the son of Zac'-cur, the son of Mat-ta-ni'-ah:  for they were counted faithful and their office was to distribute unto their brethren." ~ Nehemiah 13:13

 

2.  This wine is classed among the blessings, the comforts, the necessities of life.  See Genesis 27:28; Deuteronomy 7:13; 11;14; Isaiah 65:8; Joel 3:18

***"Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it:  so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all." ~ Isaiah 65:8***

4.  This wine is the emblem of the blood of the atonement, by which we receive forgiveness of sins and eternal blessedness.  See Matthew 26:26-28; I Corinthians 10:16

In all passages where good wine is named, there is no indication of warning, nor imminent danger, and no hint of disapproval.  New wine or good wine is non alcoholic wine. 

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I can't follow this copying and pasting.  The posts are too long and the colors are making me dizzy.  When someone's posts are too long, I just move right along.

People incorrectly assume it is being 'copied and pasted'.  Some portions are already written beforehand [for instance, such as the long list of every known Bible verse], this is true, but the vast majority was not previously written [though as I stated, some I have already written and simply reconfigure for use here along with further material that has since then been studied].  The greater portion was written and put together the very day it was posted.

 

If you do not like the colorization, I apologize.  Please simply copy the material and paste it into a word doc, resizing, as one wills that they may better be able to read it in their own preferences.

 

These posts are not really that long compared to the passages and books of Scripture itself.

 

I would make things shorter, but people seem to avoid my questions, that they may study themselves.

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Banner, with all due respect, your threads and posts are very difficult for me to read.  You say it isn't copied and pasted.  Fine.  However, it doesn't help me much, as I have trouble reading them.  The posts seem to go on and on and don't seem to get to a specific point.  It would be nice if you would wrap up what you are saying in a post for me to better understand.  That is all...

For example, look at my previous post that I directed to Jeffrey.  I wrote out some scriptures but gave some chapter and verses, as I know he can look them up himself.  I did this b/c my post would be too long otherwise.  Jeffrey has a Bible, so he can read and study the scriptures himself.

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Banner, with all due respect, your threads and posts are very difficult for me to read.  You say it isn't copied and pasted.  Fine.  However, it doesn't help me much, as I have trouble reading them.  The posts seem to go on and on and don't seem to get to a specific point.  It would be nice if you would wrap up what you are saying in a post for me to better understand.  That is all...

Do you want me to just tell you that alcoholic "wine" is forbidden, has a curse upon it, causes death, is linked to sin, the serpent, destruction and Babylon, or should I give Scripture that absolutely substantiates that point?

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Do you want me to just tell you that alcoholic "wine" is forbidden, has a curse upon it, causes death, is linked to sin, the serpent, destruction and Babylon, or should I give Scripture that absolutely substantiates that point?

 

I don't think you need to cover it at all, Banner.  It has already been covered in a couple of recent threads.  As I stated, I was just commenting to Jeffrey.  Those saints that chose to drink alcohol will and those of us who know it is a sin to God, won't.  It is as simple as that.

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I don't think you need to cover it at all, Banner.  It has already been covered in a couple of recent threads.  As I stated, I was just commenting to Jeffrey.  Those saints that chose to drink alcohol will and those of us who know it is a sin to God, won't.  It is as simple as that.

It is not that simple.  The job of the follower of Jesus Christ is to rebuke and exhort, with all longsuffering that they may come to understand, by the Grace of God, why drinking alcohol is a sin.

 

When light is come and they reject it, they are now under condemnation, their feet upon the path to perdition [no longer saints], lest they come to repent.

 

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:19

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It is not that simple.  The job of the follower of Jesus Christ is to rebuke and exhort, with all longsuffering that they may come to understand, by the Grace of God, why drinking alcohol is a sin.

 

When light is come and they reject it, they are now under condemnation, their feet upon the path to perdition [no longer saints], lest they come to repent.

 

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. John 3:19

 

Banner, the subject has been rehashed too many times on OB lately.  I am getting tired of it.  I don't think it was wise for you to start yet another thread on alcohol.  I'm out.  

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no more for now on the subject

That's 2 for "no more", only 4 more to go and the thread is done.  Sad, pitiable, but there it is.

 

How will you answer the texts that people raise... like 1 Timothy 5:23, that it too is not talking about alcoholic content?

How will you explain that Romans 14 is not talking about alcoholic wine at all? among other things.

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Do you want me to just tell you that alcoholic "wine" is forbidden, has a curse upon it, causes death, is linked to sin, the serpent, destruction and Babylon, or should I give Scripture that absolutely substantiates that point?

i think what Cl is saying that you can give a few or a lot just put the address's on there instead of the entire verse. I can see 1 or 2 verses, but when you are pasting loads of them and in different colors, then it get disconcerting

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Then I shall ask the question abroad.

 

Shall I continue with this thread, or let it end here?

 

The first 10 people to give their voice, the majority of them will be heeded.  So be it.

if you want i can discuss with you privately, please keep the verses to a minimum  :bleh:

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      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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