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1 Corinthians 10:16 (The Cup of Blessings) by Parastos 1 Corinthians 10:16 (The Cup of Blessings) by Parastos
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The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Amen it's the body and blood of Christ! fist bump icon :shakechristianity: Jesus Icon - Dank Jesus 
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schizocatgirl264 Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now with this communion thing is it necessary? My church (Rivertown) doesn't do it. I used to think this is an obligatory thing for churches but I changed my mind. What do you think?
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
"So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him."(John 6)

"Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." (Matthew 26)

In the first letter to the Corinthians, Paul addressed the elders of being selfish and abusive towards the communion. 1, they would not feed communion to the poorer of their congregation, 2, they would ignore the sacredness of the communion. Paul reiterates to them, "And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup." (1 Cor 11:24-28)

Paul says here Communion should be consumed as often as the congregants eat together (which typically happens a lot at services, before/after) so it should be every time they have worship service. Paul at the end of that passage also notes that only true believers who understand what communion is must be allowed to serve and partake in communion. I.e If a pastor/church leader offers you Communion/Eucharist, you ask what Communion is/what it means, and they say they don't know - don't have communion with them. If someone does not understand that it is Christ's body and blood, they must be withheld from communing until they understand.

Neglecting to have Communion means there's less opportunities to be sanctified and to have Christ literally in you, "Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him."
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schizocatgirl264 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok. So is it against the law to make your own communion every Sunday? As a Satanist I was told to do rituals on my own and not to share it with other people. In Christianity can you do your own communion or do I need a preacher?
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Communion is typically held for congregation worship services (to sanctify the group at large) or maybe some smaller gatherings (like Bible study or a Prayer gathering). The Bible does not explicitly say the Ordained (i.e. pastors/priests/reverends) are the only ones to serve Communion, but as Paul said, the individual must understand communion in its entirety (i.e. that it is truly Christ's body and blood and that it is a means of grace for His followers). It may be hard to to judge this, but this is why we have fellowship, to act is witnesses to each other and to teach/correct each other if they are wrong, or test them to see if they do understand. This is usually why it is up to the Ordained/Elders to serve communion because they are trained thoroughly in discipleship and Scripture, have been tested and are trustworthy.
I have seen your profile and you exclaimed that you do not read Scripture, so I advise you to go to church and have communion with the blessing of a Pastor, and not serve it yourself. If you come across Elders who say that Communion is not literally Christ's body, then they have not read Scripture either, so I would avoid having "communion" with those, and find a congregation that does believe it is His body and blood.

Before you partake in Communion, I would suggest joining a Bible Study group first and start reading Scripture frequently.
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schizocatgirl264 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No thanks I'm not going to read the Bible. From what you've said I don't think communion is for me and I don't plan on doing it.
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Why do you go to church?
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schizocatgirl264 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
When I do go (when my ride is willing to take me, most times I do church online) I go to hear about God and learn from it. My churches sermons are amazing! I really love Rivertown :)
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
Mmkay. Why do you not want to read the Bible again?
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