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Topic: Communion

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Communion or the Eucharist: Could you talk about what little there is in scripture regarding the details of taking communion (Eucharist)? [John 6]. Lecture will be streamed on "Steve Gregg-The Narrow Path" Facebook page. [I John 1:7-9].

Samaritans as a Rejected People: Since the Jewish race was never really pure, why were the Samaritans so disrespected because of the lack of their pureness? [John 4].
Communion-Refraining from Participating: Regarding "open" or "closed" communion, If one knows that some are in serious doctrinal error, should they continue to take communion with them?

Catholic Liturgical Experience: Could you comment on my overwhelming sensation I experienced in the Catholic church in contrast to my experience in the Protestant church?
Medications for Anxiety & Depression: What do you think about Christians taking medications for anxiety and depression, etc.?

Confession of Sins & a Pure Heart: Could you talk about our confession of sins in order to keep a pure heart? [James 5:16, I John 1:9].
Pure Heart for Communion: What about having a pure heart in order to take communion, because we sin so often? [I Corinthians 10:31, I John 2:1].
Masturbation: What about masturbation? [I Thessalonians 4:3, I John 2:16, John 15:13, Matthew 26:41, Psalm 103:1-14].

Watchman Nee & Witness Lee: What do you think of Living Stream Ministry and Local Church (Watchman Nee, Witness Lee) and their view that the Catholic Church was apostate?
The Recovery Bible: What do you think of The Recovery Bible?
The Eucharist: Do you believe that in the Eucharist actually turns into the real body and blood of Jesus?

Book: The Meal That Heals (Communion): What do you think about concept in the book, "The Meal That Heals" (referring to communion)?

Communion-Wine or Grape Juice: How should we handle the issue of communion, especially in light of those that struggle with alcohol addiction?

Dispensationalist View of Future Sacrifices in the Third Temple: If I can't accept future sacrifices in a third temple as scriptural, is it a hill to die on? [Zechariah 14:20-21, Ezekiel 40-48, Ezekiel 43:10-11, 43:22-26, Ezekiel 45:15,20, Hebrews 10:6, Psalms 51:16, Psalm 40:6-8].

The Eucharist (Communion Memorial): Could you help me sort the various views of the Eucharist (Communion), and what if I can't decide? What then, would the ramifications be of perhaps being wrong? (Acts 10).
The Eucharist (Communion Memorial): What would the ramifications and consequences being mistaken about the Eucharist?
The Eucharist & Church Membership: How can I join a church if I am not sure what happens at the Eucharist, if their statement of faith is specific about it? [I Corinthians 1].

Communion or The Lord's Supper: Do you think that regular shared meals with Christians is actually communion as practiced in the Bible? [I Corinthians 11:24-25].

Communion-a Sacrifice & Passover: Do you not think that scripture supports the idea that the communion meal is a sacrifice? [I Corinthians 14:10f, Ezekiel 41:22, 44:16, Malachi 11, 1:7, 12].

Eucharist or Communion: Do you believe that the Lord's Supper is a sacrifice? [Malachi 1:11, I Corinthians 8-10:14-21].

Flesh & Eucharist: What is meant by the flesh in John 6, and how does it relate to the actual flesh of the Eucharist [John 6:63],

Eucharist-Body & Blood of Christ: Catholic caller wants to challenge Steve's critique of the Catholic view of the Eucharist and the questioning of the literalness of "The Body of Christ". [John 6:53, 63, 2:9, 3:1-21, 7:37, 4:14,32, 11:11].
Miracles Being Viewed in Scripture: Caller challenges Steve's position that miracles in the Bible are always seen by witnesses in the Bible. [Mark 2:5-6, John 20:30].

The Lord's Supper & Christian Censorship: In contemplating the meaning of "The Last Supper", I am reconsidering whether it should be a ritual today. [I Corinthians 11:17-33]. Also, I am finding that I am being censored somewhat in fellowships if I question some of the doctrines they hold.

Transubstantiation: Caller comments on his experience as a Catholic who had taken the Eucharist and how his experience has changed when he was saved.

Communion (Eucharist): Do Catholics think they are actually at the foot of the cross when they are taking communion?
Assyriah's Judgment: Did God direct Assyriah to Israel, to levy judgment on them, and then also punished Assyriah for that? [Isaiah 10:5-16, Habakkuk].
God's Punishment: Is God using capital punishment and other things against us now, using pagan people? [Romans 13, 1 Peter 2:13-17]

Transubstantiation (Eucharist): Would you clarify the fulfillment of the Lord's Supper in light of the Catholic view of transubstantiation (Eucharist)? And is it a dangerous doctrine? [John 6:40, 54, 66, 5: ??? 2:19, 3:5-7,4:32, 4:16, 11:11 6:63].

Eat My Flesh & Drink My Blood: How do you harmonize the Jewish restriction on eating human blood and flesh, and yet, Jesus told his disciples to drink his blood and eat His flesh? Why would He use such a distasteful analogy? [I Corinthians 11:23-25, Mark 14:22-24, Acts 10:9-16].

Parenting, Communion, Baptism: Concerned that his kids may just going through the motions of baptism but not really meaning it, and wondering if they shouldn't take communion until they are baptized.

Transubstantiation (bread of life): Eating the literal body & blood of Jesus, but if that's the case, shouldn't they have started gnawing on Him then?

Transubstantiation: Regarding transubstantiation, do they not have scriptural support in John 6? [John 6:40, 54, 63, John 2, 4, 7].

Communion: What about a church that does not believe in taking communion?

Communion: Are you familiar with communion being the Passover, and how it fulfills Romans 6? Do you Perry Stone's, "The meal that heals"? Wasn't Jesus spiritual food?

Day for the Church Meeting: Is Saturday night OK to gather for church?
Communion (Lord's Supper): How often should we take communion? Who is qualified to take it?

Communion: Holy Communion, open or closed? What are the qualifications to receive it?

Eucharist: Why would Steve go against 1,500 years worth of Church Fathers saying that they were wrong about the Eucharist, not literally eating the Body & drinking the Blood of Jesus' body when you take it?

Eating & Drinking Jesus: Is eating Jesus' flesh & drinking His blood literal or symbolic? Do people think about this because of the word, "in"? [John 6]
Testimony: How do you share a testimony, my conversion experience, w/out affecting some close people to me who were involved w/ why I had the problems in the first place?

Eucharist: During the Eucharist, why does it matter if the wine & the bread turn into the actual blood & body of Jesus & why do people believe that happens?

Relationship over Rituals: The New Testament seems to speak of relationship & condemn rituals, can you find any rituals besides the Lord's Supper & Baptism, & what about traditions?

Taking the Lord's Supper: The Lord's Supper, taking it in an unworthy state or unworthy manner? [1 Corinthians 11:27]

Communion: What was the real way they performed Communion in the early church because I've heard that we've adulterated it.

Communion: What does it mean to be eating unworthily at Communion? [1 Corinthians 11]
Mustard Seed parable & the Birds: Can you explain the Mustard Seed, especially where the Birds fit it?

Jesus still on Cross: Catholics say Jesus is still on the cross hence what is why they have the crucifix. What do you think about that?
Transubstantiation: Same with Transubstantiation, if Jesus has to still give His blood every time they take Communion, isn't that still indicating He's still on the cross?

Communion-Lord's Supper: Should unbaptized believers partake in the Lord's Supper?

Communion: Should children take Communion before they are baptized?
Communion: How often should churches perform Communion?

Crossing Yourselves: How come protestants don't cross themselves?
Communion of the Saints (Praying to Saints): Why don't protestants do communion w/ the saints?

Foot Washing: Are we lacking in traditions in our ceremonies like foot washing?

Children Participating in Lord's Supper before Baptism: How do you feel about little kids taking emblems of the Lord's Supper even though not baptized yet?

Lord's Supper - Unworthy Manner: What does it mean to eat the Lord's Supper in an unworthy matter? [1 Corinthians 11:27-29]
Lord's Supper - Discerning the Lord's Body: What does not discerning the Lord's body mean? [1 Corinthians 11:27-29]

Transubstantiation: You use physical things to perform spiritual stuff so why can't we assume that about emblems for the euchiarist turning to the body & blood of Jesus?

Eating the Literal Body of Jesus: The Catholics believe they are eating the literal body of Christ in the emblems they eat & drink? Didn't Jesus say do it in REMEMBRANCE of Him?

Eating Jesus Flesh: Commentary on eating the flesh & drinking the blood of Jesus. [John 6]
Word of Faith and the Tongue: The word of faith teaching and power in the tongue. [James 1:26-27, 3:8-9]

Taking Communion Unworthily: (hard to hear the question) If I have something against someone, is it a problem to take communion? [Matthew 5:23-24, 1 Corinthians 11:27]

Tree of Life & other Trees in the Garden: Was the Tree of Life as a type of Christ? What other symbolism do the trees in the garden of Eden represent?
Communion: Does Communion connect us to Christ like the Tree of Life did?

Agape Feasts: Shouldn't we have Agape Feasts for Communion like they did in an early church? [1 Corinthians 11]
Frequency of Communion: Is there instruction of how often we are supposed to have communion?

Closed Communion: Hos is closed communion in churches that you visit even biblical?

Women in Ministry I would like to know the reasons why a woman is not allowed to be a pastor or elder. Do you know the reasons? [1 Timothy 2:11-15]
Church Traditions & Customs & Head Coverings: What can you tell me about church traditions & customs, especially involving head coverings for women? [1 Corinthians 11:2-16]
Communion & Agape Feasts: The Early Church had real agape feasts for communion instead of just a token bread & wine like nowadays.

Dealing with Callers: I like the way you deal with all the different kind've callers you get! You are very skilled at!
Partaking in the Eucharist as a Full Meal: If having an actual meal for the Lord's Supper, how come that didn't become a sacrament? [1 Corinthians 11]
Taking Communion in an Unworthy Manner: What does it mean to take Communion in an unworthy manner? [1 Corinthians 11:26-32]

Hank Hanegraff & the Eucharist & EO Church: Hank Hanegraaff converting to Eastern Orthodox was mostly because of the real presence of Jesus' body in the bread and wine? Have you ever heard of the book, "Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist" by a

The Eucharist: Literally eating Jesus' body, "believe". [John 6:54]

Eating the Word: Aren't we already "eating" the Scripture so why would we need to do that at the Eucharist…hence literally eating His body there. [John 6]

The Lord's Prayer: Do you have a lecture about the "Lord's Prayer"?
The Lord's Prayer the New 10 Commandments: Do you think the Lord's Prayer is the new 10 commandments?
The Breaking of Bread: Breaking of bread means?

Transubstantiation: Transubstantiation in the Catholic church.

Open or Closed Communion: I was visiting a church & they said no communion unless you are an actual member of that church, is that biblical?

Taking Communion in an Unworthy Manner: A lot of churches say NOT to take Communion unworthily, but if we all did that, none of us would be fit to take it. [1 Corinthians 11:27-28]
Hyper Grace & Confession: Yes, i believe in "hyper-grace", we don't need to be continually confessing our sins, that once we do it, we are good! [1 John 1:9]

Tithing, Communion & the New Covenant: My pastor & church said to make sure we pay our full tithe next week, & he went from the Old Testament to prove most of his points about tithing but aren't we in the New Covenant?

Communion: Communion, Lord's Supper, Eucharist, it being a salvation issue if you don't believe that you are literally eating the body & drinking the blood of Christ.

Communion: Communion, Lord's Supper, Eucharist, eating the literal blood & body of Jesus. [John 6]

Sinning Against the Body: Communion, the Lord's Supper, discerning the body, sinning against the body, what does 1cor 11:9 mean? [1 Corinthians 11:9]

Communion-Eucharist: What are main differences in the communion/eucharist between the catholic church & the protestant church?

Reformed Faith: What is your view of the reformed faith?
Closed Communion: What is your view of churches that won't let you take communion unless a member?

Objectionable Elements for Lord's Supper: Using objectionable elements for the Lord's Supper/communion, is that acceptable? (cont. after break)

Breaking Bread: In Acts, where Eutychus died by falling from a window, it says they were "breaking bread", but a lot of translations are changing it to "the Lord's Supper". So is it just eating together or is it actually the Lord's Supper (Communion)? [Acts 20:7-11]

Allergic to anything Grape: What is a good alternative for taking communion if you are allergic to anything grape?

The Catholic & Eastern Orthodox Church & Purgatory: Caller is answering a previous call about whether the Eastern Orthodox Church believes in Purgatory like the Catholic Church does or not.
Eastern Orthodoxy & Transubstantiation: Caller also comments about whether they believe in transubstantiation like the Catholics do.
Eastern Orthodoxy in General: Caller gives a couple more insights about the Eastern Orthodox Church in general.

Literally Eating & Drinking Jesus' Body: Can you explain why we are not literally eating & drinking the literal body of Christ, why it's not correct? [john 6:53]

Roman Catholics & the Eucharist: How can people think they are literally eating & drinking Jesus when they participate in the Eucharist? [John 6:40-65]

Passover & the Lord's Supper: Are the Passover & the Lord's Supper the same thing? [Matthew 26:26]
Lord's Supper in the New Covenant: Where can I find out about the Lord's Supper & the New Covenant involving it? [Matthew 26:17-26, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:7-22, 1 Corinthians 11:17-34]

Steve Gregg makes a comment Re: Question about Communion: Re: the last Q, Steve makes an announcement that a lot of people might disagree w/ him about what he just said about Communion (or might disagree on something for that matter), & wants people to call in & say what their disagreement is on that or ANYTHING & is not saying it w/ any bravado.

Communion: What is Communion for, what are we supposed to do with it, how important is it? Why has it become so ritualistic?

Jesus as the Bread of Life: Doesn't Jesus make it seem like we wouldn't die if we ate His bread? [John 6:43-51]

Transubstantiation: Is this biblical?

Thomas B. Welch: Caller just wanted to know Welch was the first person to introduce the process of pasteurization of grape juice.

Baptism & Partaking of the Lord's Supper: Can a person be a part of the Body of Christ, but not fully a member of the Kingdom of God, but yet be able to break bread (for example, if they haven't been baptized yet)?

Early Church & Breaking Bread: How often the early church is supposed to breaks bread has come up. We need sacrifice to the Lord, not a bloody sacrifice, but a sacrifice. [Malachi 1:11]
Paradise or Heaven: Jesus didn't really go to paradise on the same day He promised the thief that he'd be Him in Paradise? [Luke 23:43]
Baptism: Have you said that Baptism isn't necessary based on the Thief on the cross?

Bread & Wine: Why is Bread & Wine so important for Communion?

Eating & Drinking Jesus: People were "eating & drinking" Jesus body & blood before He was even crucified, so how can people think they are actually NOW eating His body & blood in the Eucharist? [John 6:50-58]
Adam & Eve & the Tree of Life: If the Tree of Life is a representative of Jesus, how come they weren't permitted to eat of it anymore? The Jews before the cross were allowed to partake of His body & blood, weren't they?

Eating & Drinking the body & blood of Jesus: Caller is concerned about people preaching that we need to literally eat & drink the body & blood of Christ. Can Steve explain what's really going on about that? [John 6]
Deja vu Is the word Deja vu New Ageish or Occultic?

Lord's Supper (Communion): How often should we take the Lord's Supper, & should it be a full meal (like it appeared to be in Biblical times)? [1 Corinthians 11]

1st day of the week breaking bread: It says somewhere in the Bible that the Apostles broke bread on the FIRST day of the week. Where does it say that? [Acts 20:7]
Mosaic Law - 9 of the 10 commandments reiterated: In the New Testament all the 10 commandments except one. Which one was it?

Lord's Supper - Communion - Breaking Bread: How often are we supposed to take the Lord's Supper? [1 Corinthians 11:26]
Election - Predestination: Can you explain your thoughts about Election &/or Predestination?
Eternal Security: So you think people can lose their salvation?

The Lord's Supper - Passover: So I've been told we aren't really supposed to eat the bread or drink the wine of the Communion, only break it, because we are all still sinners & unworthy to take it. [1 Corinthians 11]

Martin Luther: Comments regarding a previous call about Martin Luther.
Communion (the Last Supper) & Judas Iscariot: Was Judas Iscariot in attendance at the Lord's Supper? [Matthew 26:14-29, John 13:1-30, Luke 22:7-30]

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