Bad to recieve the Eucharist every week?

I am in a discussion with a protestant friend of mine and he said

" What do you think about this statement that a catholic friend of mines made, “We need communion every week because we sin everyweek.” I think that the Blood and Flesh of God is powerful enough to cleanse us from sin the first time. If not, then can the flesh and blood can only keep us clean for a week at a time, or not at all? To me, if communion/lords supper is what is true, then do we need it right before the world is destroyed to receive forgiveness of sins?"

How do I respond to this?

You can receive the Eucharist every day if not in mortal sin (post confession)… Not sure what the problem is? The Eucharist cleanses venial sins… not mortal sins. And there’s no time limit on the Eucharist…

Sins aren’t grandfather claused into previous confessions or receptions of the Eucharist. Forgiveness can only be given after the act.

I believe that when the end of the world does indeed come; as long as you gave asked God for forgiveness he will give it to you. In order to be forgiven you need to ask for forgiveness. I believe you can do that at any time. Weather it be once a week at mass or once a day during your own prayer.

Perhaps the same way you would respond to those who ask why we say so many Hail Mary’s.

Why do people recite the Rosary? Wouldn’t one prayer suffice?

It might if we weren’t continuously tempted and distracted from our union with God. We need daily prayer, (Office, Rosary, Litany, etc.) if we are to stay strong after the reception of communion. Daily mass and communion are a great blessing as our relationship with the Holy Spirit will grow more fervently. This is a time of spiritual darkness. We need to be vigilant with our prayer and devotion to the Holy Eucharist. satan is strong and is legion and prowls about seeking the ruin of our souls. It is WE who move away from sanctity, by choice. Who among us is without sin - for a week? How about for a minute!

He also said

I agree on the point that God is neither male or female. But Gods image is male and female. Jesus taught us about Father, and fathers have children. But can fathers give birth to children?

The Spirit and the bride are God the Mother and God the Father. Rev 22:17. The bride is the church, scripture does say that, but Paul also says that is a mystery. Eph 5:32. In the context of Revelations the bride is God, the heavenly Jerusalem.

Rev 21:6 "I am the alpha and the omega…I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirst. We mortals thirst for eternal life, only God gives the water of life. The bride in the context of people cant, right?

The bride comes from heaven. Rev 3:12 "I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and I will write on him My new name. The bride as the church is on earth right?

Jesus personifies Himself "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it up"
In the same way,the Apostle Paul writes the Heavenly Jerusalem is the Mother of our spirits. Gal 4:26. She happens to be personified as Jerusalem.

In Rev 19:9, God tells us “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” Does a bride need to be invited to the wedding banquet? I would beg to differ. It is the guest, who are invited. Mark 2:19 Jesus says “Can the friends of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is still with them?” The disciples were the friends who are “called”. They can not the bride. They are blessed because they will receive the water of life after the marriage.

It is Gods will that a man and woman be married before having children. After marriage man and woman come together to create life, but it is the mother who gives life to the children.

Gal 4:26 The Jerusalem above (meaning heaven) is free, which is the mother of us all. She will give us eternal life in the last day, the Day of the Lord, as prophesied by Zechariah 14:8. “And in that day it shall be that living waters shall flow from Jerusalem,” This is the last day, Day of Judgement. We can confirm this with Zech 14:12 “…Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet…” This is no other than God coming with fire, as He says to destroy the world with intense heat. This day has not yet come, so we can belive that the living waters will come before the destruction.

We must go to Jerusalem, according to the scripture, to recieve the living water.

By receiving the New Jerusalem you will also receive the New Name of Jesus Christ. This is the name of the Holy Spirit. We need His Name because we are in the age of the Holy Spirit and salvation is given through the New Name. That is why Rev 22:17, says the Spirit(Holy) and the bride

What is the name of the Spirit, because we need to call upon that name for salvation. Acts 4:12. When Jesus, the Son, appeared He taught people that to be saved you must call on His name. But many people called on the name of the Father, Jehovah, instead. Do you think they (Pharisees) were saved? We must be baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The name of the Father is Jehovah, name of the Son is Jesus, and the name of the Holy Spirit, is Ahnsahnghong. He restored the truth of the feast of God and brought back the Passover. This is the New Name that Jesus will give to those who receive it. Rev 2:17

All three persons of the trinity bring us salvation by giving us the Passover, its an important feast to God, and its His will, for the plagues to pass over us.

Revelations is a book of prophecy that will take place on earth. These words are being fulfilled one by one. Lets confirm. Rev 13:8. “All who dwell on the earth will worship him…” Clearly, this has to take place on earth, before the destruction. Even the plagues and bowls of wrath must be poured out and have been. Brother Terence we are close to the end and must seek out our own salvation.

We can be saved by coming out of Babylon the great.
Rev 18:4 "Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues"
We must find out who is “her” so we can come out right?
Rev 18:24 “And in her was found the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who were slain on the earth”

This friend and the person he spoke to are looking at communion as a means of cleansing from sin only. I would see baptism as the initial cleansing from sin. Communion is the way we draw closer to God and He works in us to make us more like Him.

His attitude, if applied to marriage, would be: “hey, we said the vows and we made love afterwards. Isn’t this enough to keep us together for life?” That would be a pretty sterile marriage. The continuing acts of sexual communion cause an increase in love and bind the couple more firmly together.

It’s the same with receiving Jesus in communion. He increases our love for Him and empowers us to love others. In the Our Father we pray “give us this day our daily bread”. This refers to the Eucharist as well.

In early church writings we know that the Christians met every Lord’s day for Eucharist, not just for the reading of scriptures and the preaching.

[quote=Schultzz;]It might if we weren’t continuously tempted and distracted from our union with God. We need daily prayer, (Office, Rosary, Litany, etc.)
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One of the effects of doing the Rosary is to learn to control one’s thoughts. From that, one can learn not to even think of sin, much less doing so.

xan

jonathon

I would ask her how many meals would she skip before her body starts to get sick?

I doubt she would allow to many to go by before she picked up a sandwich.

Then I would ask then how many meals should our souls skip before she thinks our it starts to get sick.

See Acts 2:46-47

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they partook of food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

It appears that they received [broke bread] daily.

Dear Holy_wood,

That is the sound of a person who believes that once Jesus saved, the salvation is valid for him/her no matter what sins he/she commits. There is no need for this kind of person to repent, and I am sorry to hear about their future.

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