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A puzzlement... that kept me up 'til 4am

I Corinthians 11:23-27

For I have received of the Lord that which I also delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he broke 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 covenant 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 make known 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 blood of the Lord.

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 27th, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
First off, if you want answers of people it's always good to ask as specific a question as possible.

Second off; in case it was your puzzlement, the text you put in bold means that in the time between Christ's death and His second coming His death will be remembered though the sacrament of communion.

Third off, whosoever did translate Paul's letter (King Jame's associates?) didst not speaketh modern english wherefore you deau, and the difference betwixt the twain is goodly. In my personal, biased, opinion you should find a catholic bible when you concerned about particular wordings, catholic bibles are in modern english, translated by monk's who've devoted their entire lives studying the languages, and is full of helpful translation notes.

- Tonic
tenthz
Mar. 27th, 2004 05:08 pm (UTC)
I guess the real puzzlement is why such things are taken to mean such different things by different sects of Christianity. I see these words and they have meaning behind them for me... but they have a different meaning for others and I am struggling with how that can be... and who is "right" or if anyone is...

I think this is a life-long thing. I'll have to get over it at somepoint.
mountainheather
Mar. 28th, 2004 05:53 am (UTC)
Nah, I don't think it's something you'll ever get 'over'.

My Dad's family (not my Dad so much particularly, but nearly all of the rest of them) are quite rigidly Catholic... I've mentioned being nervous of going to Catholic services before... That's part of the reason, that their (maybe not all of them, but those that I'm used to...) beliefs about Communion are so in conflict with what I grew up with that it made/(makes) me feel so out of place in their church that it isn't even funny...
. . .I'd really like to go into detail, but I don't have time... And probably shouldn't on lj. 8-p Maybe we could talk about it sometime.
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