Can the Holy Communion, Which Is Held at Any Time, Be Considered the Same as the Biblical Passover?

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In order to oppose Passover of the New Covenant that the Church of God keeps, a certain religious body insists as follows:

“The Passover that must be kept forever did not change from the Passover with the sacrifice of animals to the Passover with the bread and wine, but was replaced by the ceremony of the Holy Communion which is kept at any time in the New Testament. Therefore, it is kept through the ceremony itself, not through the date (1 Co 11:26).”

Other churches also insist that partaking in the Holy Communion is the same as partaking in the Passover. They emphasize that it is the ceremony that is important, not the date of the Passover in the New Testament. If appointed times were not important, there would not have been so much emphasis on appointed times and their ceremonies in the Old Testament. Anyone who studies the ceremonial laws and dates from the Old Testament should understand that they function as a copy and shadow for the ceremonial laws and dates in the New Testament times (reality).

If we could keep the Passover through the Holy communion at any time, the Israelites should have kept the Passover on any day by slaughtering lambs and putting the blood on the sides and tops of the doorframes and eating the meat roasted over the fire in the Old Testament times.

However, God commanded us not to celebrate the Passover on any day, but to keep it at the appointed time (14th day of 1st month). The scene of Jesus’ establishing the Passover of the new covenant is as follows:

  • Mt 26:18-28 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ ” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. . . .? While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”

And Apostle Paul also stated that the Holy Supper was held on the night Jesus was betrayed.

  • 1 Co 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayedtook bread, 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, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The night when Jesus was betrayed was the night of the Passover, the fourteenth day of the first month by the sacred calendar. Nevertheless, the objectors insist that if they eat bread and drink wine on any day, they are commemorating the Passover, quoting the words, “Whenever you eat and drink . . .” Although, verse 23 clearly states that the commemoration day is the night Jesus was betrayed, they continue to argue that whenever they eat bread and drink wine, it represents Jesus’ flesh and blood. Nobody can promise Jesus’ flesh and blood; only Jesus can promise His own flesh and blood… Which He did ONLY on the night of the Passover, which is the 14th day of the 1st month at twilight by the sacred calendar (the night He was betrayed). When Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of me,” He was referring to the Passover. When somebody is celebrating or commemorating some event, it is done on the anniversary date of when the event occurred, e.g., birthdays, Independence day, wedding, holidays, deaths, etc. Just because somebody wants to celebrate Independence Day other than Jul 4th, it does not make it true, or if you celebrate someone’s birthday every week, they do not gain 52 years in 1 year. When they insist they can celebrate the Passover anytime, it is like the objectors proclaiming you can celebrate the resurrection more than once a year.

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  • January 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm
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    ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time (the 14th day of the 1st month) is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ ”

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  • January 19, 2012 at 4:51 am
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    Thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong who has restored the Passover of the New Covenant.
    Everything from God is so important and is worthy of believing and following.
    God’s teaching cannot be compared with earthly opinions.

    What is written in the bible is for our salvation. In other words, for receving eternal life.
    In hospital, you believe and follow doctor’s teaching.
    We are mortal. But, God wants to give us eternal lives. The bible is God’s recipe !!
    Even the smallest thing in the bible is essential for the forgiveness of our sins. We must not ignore this fact.

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  • January 19, 2012 at 4:38 pm
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    From the Old Testament to the New Testament God pointed out the certain date of the Passover!
    And only those who do the will of God will enter the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 7:21)
    I am not quite sure about the holy communion but I am sure I have to follow the word of God
    so I wanna keep the Passover.

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    • March 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm
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      God bless you 🙂
      Let’s celebrate the Passover together.

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  • January 23, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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    It is clearly recorded in the Bible that Jesus eagerly desired to eat the Passover (Luke 22:14) and even Jesus had waited until the date of the Passover came. Can only human being ignore the date even Jesus kept?
    In this age, Christ Ahnsahnghong wants everyone to keep the Passover and receive eternal life just like 2,000 years ago.
    Come to WMSCOG!!!

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  • January 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm
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    Jesus eagerly desired to eat the Passover!!

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  • January 27, 2012 at 2:11 pm
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    God commanded Passover not the communion.
    Passover is fixed day not anytime.

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  • January 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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    Mt 26:18-28 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ ”? So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. . . .

    I think that the Passover has its appointed time considering above verse.

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  • January 30, 2012 at 9:19 am
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    If you want to know about right meaning of the bible
    , you mustunderstand whole contents in the bible. I want to

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  • January 30, 2012 at 9:23 am
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    Know that you receive method of saving.reallyreally slanders!!please learn about more the bible

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  • February 2, 2012 at 11:30 am
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    Thanks to Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother !!
    ***Mt 26:18-28 [He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near.
    I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ ”?So the disciples did as Jesus had directed
    them and prepared the Passover.]
    As you see here, Jesus said plainly that my ” appointed ” time is near.
    ****Lk 22:15[~ I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.] , said Jesus.
    These verses are enough to testify that the Passover should not be kept at any time but in its time !!
    So, those who insist in that way are only trying to tell a lie !!

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  • February 3, 2012 at 10:06 am
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    Good explanation!!
    However, I have one question. What?
    There are so many churches all over the world, and many of them read the bible as you do.
    I wonder whether or not they found these things in the bible.
    Every bible is the same as you have?

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    • October 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm
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      All the versions of the Bible are all the same. Though they differ in the words used in transliteration but all of them talks about the same thing. Actually, our church use varieties of Bible in order to prove our point.

      Note: There is a Bible Version that is slightly different than other Bibles. I think it is the Today’s English Version(TEV) which we also use for sometimes in our studies of the Bible.

      Actually (another actually :D), Christ Ahnsahnghong whom we believe in used several Bible Versions in the Truth Books that we are now using today. But most commonly we use the New International Version(NIV). Some of us use the King James Version(KJV) which is a lot similar to the original texts of the Bible. Some use Good News Bible, some of us also use TEV for more Bible evidences. This proves that all Bible Versions are all the same.

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  • February 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
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    I see the point of this article and agree with that.

    And I have one question, “What date does the date of Passover come upon in our calendar, I mean solar calendar?
    World Mission Society Church of God is the only church which keeps the Passover in the world?

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    • March 16, 2012 at 12:39 am
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      Hi, God bless you! 🙂
      Yes. WMSCOG is the only church that keeps the Passover in the world.
      Do you know Christ Ahnsahnghong?
      The bible says prophetical David must give us eternal life through the Passover.
      It means if someone bring the Passover, he is our God, prophetical David!
      Christ Ahnsahnghong give us the Passover, so he is our God.
      Therefore we keep the Passover January 14 in sacred calender so the date of the Passover changes every year in solar calendar. (between March and April)
      If you wanna know more, come to Church of God.

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  • February 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm
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    If it is okay to keep the Passover on any day, and any time, then why did Jesus mention that He awaited for the time to keep with His diciples? Before insisting something, they’d better check out through the bible correctly.
    We can not add or omit what is written in the bible,and in that sense, we need to walk the path of Jesus Christ.
    Thankfully, Christ Ahnsahnghong opened the way for us to keep the Passover correctly in this age of the Holy Spirit even though it was all abolished and broken through the dark ages of the middle.
    There is no doubt about it then What else can we say?

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  • February 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm
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    The Passover is important feast that we should keep.

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  • February 21, 2012 at 2:42 pm
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    I don’t understand why people makes things so complicated. If God says once a year why even question it? That’s is why when Christ Ahnsahnghong came He taught us that the reason this happens is because people rather follow human traditions than God’s commandments. Before I didn’t know and just followed human traditions but when Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother called me to see the truth I was able to understand and now I can follow correctly. I am very thankful to Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother Jerusalem 🙂

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  • February 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm
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    The bible is from God’s will, not from us!
    And, we need God’s help for returning to heaven! You may agree to this!
    Then, What is written in the bible is for us, not for God.
    God’s teachings containing the Passover of the New Covenant was given for our salvation!
    Following the bible is receiving eternal life!!

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  • February 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm
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    Can we celebrate Dad’s birthday on any day, any time? If so, then how would Dad feel about that?
    This is same as Passover, I believe,
    Let us follow and walk the path Jesus and His disciples went through,

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  • February 26, 2012 at 8:03 am
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    Jesus established the new covenant to give us salvation through his sacrifice.
    We should obey the words of God to receive salvation without doubt.
    Passover is the precious gift that almighty God give us free.
    Thanks to God.

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  • March 1, 2012 at 8:17 am
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    We cannot take away or change what is written in the Bible, because this is God’s teaching for us.
    Keeping the communion instead of the Passover is something like we celebrate Dad’s birthday on any day. Would Dad be happy about this??

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  • March 4, 2012 at 4:43 am
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    If it is okay to keep Passover at any time, any day, then, why would have Jesus waited for the time come to keep it with his disciples?? The holy communion can not be compared to the Passover and we should pay attention that there coexist the law of men and law of God on the earth. If we would like to get the blessing and the eternal life to enter the kingdom of heaven, whose teaching should we follow?

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  • March 14, 2012 at 10:31 am
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    If it is okay to keep God’s commandments on any time, then why do we need the Bible?
    Jesus who is God almighty even waited the time to keep the Passover.
    We can not change God’ s law at our own, because we are NOT God!

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  • March 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm
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    Holy Communion…is it coming from God or man??
    If it is originated from man, I mean man’s teaching, then, is it possible to be compared with the Passover which is established by God? I do not think so and the Bible also testifies following the teachings of man is the way to fall into the destruction and rather to get punishment and be condemned. (Gal 1: 6-8)

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  • March 20, 2012 at 2:04 am
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    Whoever believe in Christ Jesus must keep the Passover till the end of the day.
    When Christ Jesus was kept the Passover with his disciples.
    Christ Jesus told to his disciples ” i have set you an example that you should do as i have done for you.”
    It does mean to do Christ Jesus is that we do this same way.

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  • April 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm
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    What is written by God’s will in the bible is for us, who are mortal !!
    None can live forever for himself.
    However, God promised the eternal life thru the Passover of the New Covenant[Mt 26:17~28, Jn 6:54].
    If you believe this promise of Jesus, the reason you should keep the Passover is beyond description!!

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  • April 3, 2012 at 7:56 am
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    “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer – Luke 22:15”

    Jesus Christ kept the Passover the night before His suffering and He was wait for that time.

    “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you – John 13:15”

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  • April 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm
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    Whatever they insist, it is clear that the Passover has its appointed time.
    The bible teaches us!
    Lev 23:5[The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month.]
    Do you want to deny God’s words?

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  • April 6, 2012 at 6:30 am
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    Most important thing is to save salvation of our soul through the word of promise of God.
    In the bible God said to us “You believe in me and follow my all teaching and then i give you the Crown of life.
    We must keep the Passover for our salvation.

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  • April 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm
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    I remember this verse!
    Lk22:14~15[When the hours came,~ he said to them~I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover
    with you before I suffer.]
    This was surely from Jesus, who is in very nature God[Php 2:6]

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  • April 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm
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    The answre is in the bible!!
    If you do something for salvation, check whether or not it is written in the bible.
    We need the help of God Almighty.

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  • June 10, 2012 at 10:09 am
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    How many time do you celebate your birthday? Everyday you want to do or once a year.
    of course! once a year. then why do you do that?
    because that’s the day you were born.
    your birthday can be meaningful only when you
    celebrate it at the certan day.

    for example, you can buy cake anyday, but every cake can’t be your birthday cake.
    only the one being celerebrated on your birthday is the birthday cake.
    In the same way, Bread and wine of the passover also must be kept at the appointed time.
    that bread and wine is the true Jesus’s flesh and blood that enable us to have the eternal life.

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  • June 23, 2012 at 9:47 am
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    Yes, The biblical passover of the new covenant is only on the 14th day of the 1st month.
    Let’s follow from the bible ,not man’s teaching!

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  • June 26, 2012 at 3:46 pm
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    the church of God is not keep the Passover like Israelites slaughtered animals
    But, we keep the Passover of New Covenant of Jesus kept with bread and wine on january 14th evening

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  • June 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm
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    The Passover is very important. WMSCOG is only church that keep the Passvover.
    And we go to the WMSCOG, we meet the Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly mother.

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  • July 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm
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    Jesus allowed us the Passover.
    WMSCOG is only keep the Passover.

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  • July 11, 2012 at 3:44 pm
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    Passover isn’t like communion.
    It’s totally different .
    If you keep the passover which is commanded by God , you can go to kingdom of heaven.
    But if you don’t obey God’ words you can not go to Kingdom of Heaven.

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  • October 17, 2012 at 6:03 am
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    Even Jesus had waited until the date of Passover came. (Luke 22:7~22)
    Can we ignore the date that Jesus waited and kept? If you proclaim yourself as a Christian, you must not.

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  • November 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm
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    The Passover which Jesus celebrated was specifically celebrated at the exact appointed time as the the Old Covenant Passover. In the the Old Testament that very night, (1.14.twilight by sacred calendar) is considered the night of the Lord. In other words, Jehovah considered the very Passover, the day of the Redeember or the “night of the Lord.” Then, is it a conincidence that Jesus, our Lord and Redeemer in the New Testament or New Covenant times celebrated the Passover at the very hour as the Old Covenant? No, it is not conincidence, but it was done on purpose according to God’s will. Jesus gave us His precious flesh and blood through which we can be redeemed (1Pt. 1:18-19) on the very Passover night and asked us to remember Him by “doing this.” “Do this in rememberance of me,” does not mean to simply eat bread and drink wine, but rather to celebrate the Passover at the appointed time, because we should remember our Redeemer and His sacrificial love for us. In conclusion, in the Old Testament the Jewish remembered God’s redemption work by celebrating the Passover at the appointed time, once a year. We, as Christians, should rememer our Redeemer by following the example of Christ and celebrating the Passover at the appointed time as well.

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  • November 30, 2012 at 9:04 am
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    What is the meaning of being a Christian ? Isn’t to follow the examples of Christ? If so , should we do what Christ did ?
    In Luke 22:19 , who said ” do this in remembrance of me ” ? Then what does “do this” mean ? What is it that Christ told us to do? Then since we should celebrate the Passover that Christ commanded us by saying “do this”? When should we do it ? Should we do it when we want or when Christ our Teacher did it ? Since Christian follow the examples of Christ the answer is clear. So when did Jesus celebrate the Passover ? In Luke 22:7 it says ” the day of unleavened bread of which the Passover lamb had to sacrificed ” ? When is the Passover lamb sacrificed (1.14 at twilight by sacred calender)? So Jesus celebrated the Passover on 1.14 at twilight by sacred calender ,that amazing !! So those who follow the example of Christ are christian so this proves that the WMSCOG are the truth children of God because they keep the Passover just as Christ taught . I love God and because of this I want to follow God teaching found in the WMSCOG .The Church of God keeps the teaching of Christ and wishes that the whole world will receive salvation and enter the Kingdom of Heaven

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  • December 10, 2012 at 2:40 am
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    It’s like saying Pepsi and Cocacola are the same, Actualy they are totaly different. The names are different the taste is different, the ingredients and different and so are the companies that make them. Then how can one say that they are the same. To some who don’t care they are the same. But to someone who knows they are different.
    It is the same as the Passover, and Communion. The names are different and also the way they are kept are different, and the most important the one who made them are different! The comunion was not made by Christ, that is what is most important.
    Actually then is the promise of forgiveness of sins still honored by God if you keep communion?
    I should think not.

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  • January 16, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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    Only on the Passover night Jesus promised the bread and wine to become His flesh and His blood. Why would Jesus wait for the Passover if we could just break bread anytime and anywhere whenever we feel like? 😛

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