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Topic: Eucharist

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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?

Communion: If communion was more of a pot-luck meal in the New Testament, how do we justify what we do today? [I Corinthians].
Law of Liberty: What is the "Law of Liberty" in James that is being discussed? Is this liberty oppressive? [James 1:25, I John 5:3].

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?

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

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].

Last Supper: Could you help sort the timing of The Last Supper? [

The Last Supper & Passover: Was the "Last Supper" a Passover meal?

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].

Catholic Eucharist: Is it not support for the literal body of Christ being eaten, if we parallel the body of Christ to the tree of life, and that they were to literally eat? [John 6, Revelation 21:5].

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].

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: 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?

Palestinians: What is your view of the Palestinians in regard to Israel?
Church Fathers: You like to cite the church father a lot, except when it comes to the Eucharist. Why is that?

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.

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?

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]

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)

Catholic Communion: Caller who just called about communion calls back & wants to talk about the Transubstantiation of communion in the Catholic church, the bread & wine turning into the body & blood of Jesus' body. [John 6]

Catholic Eucharist: I was invited by a Catholic to partake in a Catholic Communion. But the problem was, they said I had to go to confession first. Should I participate?
Frequency of the Lord's Supper: How often should churches do Communion anyway? Ours only does it once a month.

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

The Eucharist: The bread & wine turning into the body & blood of Jesus, the only way you can tell is by the way of a bell.
Nero being the Anti-Christ or Beast: Would you consider Nero to be the antichrist? [1 John 2:18-22, 1 John 4:3, 2 John 1:7]

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]

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]

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]

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