=Eruvande;13033076]I was having a conversation with my husband about why I was reluctant to take communion at our Anglican home church anymore. I explained to him that I believed Jesus is actually present in the Eucharist, but because our church doesn’t believe that, I felt unable to partake. He was confused and wanted to know if I thought Jesus was only present in some churches. I said, and here’s the rub, that I thought Jesus was likely more present in churches which had apostolic succession. Don’t even know if that’s right, so forgive and help my ignorance.
Then he said ‘So if I go to Uganda to reach the lost, I can’t give them ‘proper’ communion as a lay man?’ To which I said ‘No, I don’t suppose you can’. Which then got the response that it was elitist.
Help! What do I say to that??
You are RIGHT:)
Lk. 22:17-19 "And having taken the chalice, he gave thanks, and said: Take, and divide it among you: [For I say to you, that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, till the kingdom of God come. And taking bread, he gave thanks, and brake; and gave to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. **Do this for a commemoration of me. "
1st. Cor. 11: 23-30 "  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread. And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me. In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink**, for the commemoration of me**. For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.  Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you, and many sleep***" [spiritual death] ***[With God Like Powers and Authority] And FOR THEM do I sanctify myself, **that they also may be sanctified in truth. **20] And not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word shall believe in me;
Mt. 28: 18-20 " Going therefore, teach YOU all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded YOU: and behold I am with YOU all days, even to the consummation of the world".
It is a serious error to presume that one can leave the CC and not have a God imposed penalty to pay. One God; One set of Faith beliefs and One true Church Eph. 4: 1-7
Heb. 6: 1-5 “Wherefore leaving the word of the beginning of Christ, let us go on to things more perfect, not laying again the foundation of penance from dead works, and of faith towards God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and imposition of hands, and of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this will we do, if God permit.  For it is impossible for those who were once illuminated, have tasted also the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, Have moreover tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come”
Explained by Douay Catholic Bible[4[/COLOR]] It is impossible: The meaning is, that it is impossible for such as have fallen after baptism, to be again baptized; and very hard for such as have apostatized from the faith, after having received many graces, to return again to the happy state from which they fell."
Catholic Holy Communion is:
From God the Father
OF God the Son
By God the Holy Spirit & is only possible by those God HAS Chosen to do this on His behalf.
John 15: 16 “You have not chosen me: but I have chosen you; and have appointed you, that you should go, and should bring forth fruit; and your fruit should remain: that whatsoever you shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you” AMEN
Because God is One
God’s True Faith must also be limited to ONE
In and through the only Church He Founded, guides and protects.
God Bless you my friend!