THE LORD’S SUPPER
SO OBSERVED BY THE APOSTOLIC CHURCHES.
Baptist Sunday School Committee
COPYRIGHT, 1881, by J. R. GRAVES
BAPTIST SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMITTEE
"There is sufficient proof to convince any close student of church history of the first three centuries, that in the very earliest ages the Lord's Supper was regarded as strictly a Church Ordinance, as we have defined the phrase."—
PROF. CURTIS, " COMMUNION," p. 88,
"When a man eats of that' one bread,' and drinks of that 'one cup,' he, in this act, professes himself a member of that one body, in hearty, holy sympathy with its doctrines and life, and freely and fully subjecting himself to its watch-care and government, (i Cor. x : 17); hence, in i Cor. v: II, the Church is forbidden to eat (in the Lord's Supper, as the context clearly shows) with immoral persons, thus distinctly making the Ordinance a symbol of church fellowship."
PROF. HARVEY, HAMILTON THEO. SEMINARY."
THE CHURCH," p. 221.
If the Supper was instituted by Christ to be observed as a Church Ordinance, and among other things to symbolize church relations, then the members of the particular church celebrating the Supper, can participate in it; since it sets forth the fact that all eating of the one loaf, are members of that one particular church. If the Lord's Supper is a Church Ordinance, then is Intercommunion unscriptural.
The Book - Chapter 1 - The Lord's Supper, A Church
The Book - Chapter 1 - The Lord's Supper, A Church Ordinance
The Book - Chapter 2 - The Lord's Supper, A Church
The Book - Chapter 2 - The Lord's Supper, A Church Ordinance