Brand new evangelical revelation: Daily Communion!!


#1

EWTN was running an episode of Coming Home that I’ve seen before, so I flipped over to the local non-Catholic Christian televsion station. The show that was on was called “Manna-Fest” hosted by Perry Stone, a preacher with the “Voice of Evangelism” community. What seperated his show from the other run of the mill tv evangelists was his subject matter–the importance of receiving daily communion! The presentation is not even close to being orthodox or in line with the true teaching on the Eucharist. I would like to post the two shows Mr. Stone has done on this topic, each are about 30 minutes and include an ad at the end for a “traveling communion kit”. Those who are weak in their faith may want to stay away, lest they be led into this terrible confusion. Enjoy!

mms://media.winworld.cc/voe/mannafest_237.wmv

mms://media.winworld.cc/voe/mannafest_238.wmv

Mr. Stone’s website:

voe.org/home.cfm


#2

I heard Paula White talk about the need to receive communion ‘more often’ because as the Bible says, that is why ‘some of you are sick…etc’. She said daily communion was something the church needed to get back to. Shortly after a minister was on and told everyone to go to their refrigerator and get some grape juice and a slice of bread, reminded us that Jesus said this ‘represents’ my body, and everyone would take communion together via the tv . I don’t know what denomination Paula is and cant’ remember the name of the minister who she had on, but I’ve never heard of communion like this before…


#3

I remember Scott Hahn talking about the idea of communion every Sunday before he became Catholic, and presented it to his Presbyterian congregation; he said they actually loved it, and later found out that the Catholic Church already anticipated his “innovations” a long time ago. Now I’m reminded of this, and how Protestants seem to be now coming around as well towards a more Catholic approach in faith.


#4

This isn’t new. Calvin thought communion should take place every week if not more often. John Wesley received communion several times a week, and his original followers made a nuisance of themselves trying to get Anglican priests to have communion more often. The “Campbellite” tradition (Christian Churches, Churches of Christ, etc.) have weekly communion, as do the Plymouth Brethren.

Bear in mind that in the later Middle Ages most laypeople received communion once a year, or three times a year at most. Frequent communion was actually a Protestant idea. The difference was that Protestants only celebrated the Eucharist when a significant number of people were prepared to receive communion.

The idea of daily communion for laypeople is largely a 20th-century notion among Catholics, although in the post-Tridentine era communion did become more frequent than previously and I wouldn’t swear that no laypeople received daily before Pius X.

Edwin


#5

[quote=Elzee] Shortly after a minister was on and told everyone to go to their refrigerator and get some grape juice and a slice of bread, reminded us that Jesus said this ‘represents’ my body, and everyone would take communion together via the tv.
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!


#6

at a conference in San Antonio at a large suburban (very beautiful traditional church architecture) Methodist church (actually alamo hts.) saw a sign on the bulletin board inviting people to a seminar on the topic of the value of regular confession of sins to a trained pastoral minister as a necessary part of one’s spiritual health.


#7

Can’t keep a good thing down.

In my area the Baptists are advertising “40 days of Purpose”, yet most do not know the season of Lent.

Also, daily communion. I’ve heard numerous evangelical churches are starting to do that.

Fasting - talk about weird…I’ve heard of them fasting also.

Also, having service on Good Friday…Huh?

There was something else that I saw “advertised” and can’t remember. Do you think if they really knew what they were doing was “tradition” they would stop?


#8

Edwin,

I didn’t know this…can you direct me to a source for further learning.

Thanks,

JoelMichael


#9

posted by DJgang

Can’t keep a good thing down.

In my area the Baptists are advertising “40 days of Purpose”, yet most do not know the season of Lent.

Also, daily communion. I’ve heard numerous evangelical churches are starting to do that.

Fasting - talk about weird…I’ve heard of them fasting also.

Also, having service on Good Friday…Huh?

There was something else that I saw “advertised” and can’t remember. Do you think if they really knew what they were doing was “tradition” they would stop?

Yeah. I wonder the same thing. Why is fasting good and holy when a whole evangelical church does together but it’s just “following the rules” when the Catholic Church members do it together?

Lent is a horrible man-made tradition, yet purpose driven life it is being hailed as a great thing. Whole churches are doing it together for a sense of fellowship and unity, acting as one body of Christ.

And when pointed out to them, they truly are unable to see the hypocracy.

Holy Spirit, thank you for leading and guiding our separated brethren this far, I pray you will continue to lead the willing to all Truth. I personally pray for patience and charitableness. Help me to be happy for the truth the are coming to and to be patient for the truth yet to be revealed to them. I ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.


#10

[QUOTEYeah. I wonder the same thing. Why is fasting good and holy when a whole evangelical church does together but it’s just “following the rules” when the Catholic Church members do it together?

Lent is a horrible man-made tradition, yet purpose driven life it is being hailed as a great thing. Whole churches are doing it together for a sense of fellowship and unity, acting as one body of Christ.

And when pointed out to them, they truly are unable to see the hypocracy.

Holy Spirit, thank you for leading and guiding our separated brethren this far, I pray you will continue to lead the willing to all Truth. I personally pray for patience and charitableness. Help me to be happy for the truth the are coming to and to be patient for the truth yet to be revealed to them. I ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen.]
That’s something I’ve noticed too. In various Protestant churches, there remains a “pop Christian culture,” filled with latest fads, and the latest songs and they all take part together.

But the Catholic Church, of course, is all evil and horrid because their “fads” are way old. :stuck_out_tongue:

I was aware of the Protestant push for daily communion years ago. Maybe it’s starting to make a comeback or something.


#11

[quote=GregC.]EWTN was running an episode of Coming Home that I’ve seen before, so I flipped over to the local non-Catholic Christian televsion station. The show that was on was called “Manna-Fest” hosted by Perry Stone, a preacher with the “Voice of Evangelism” community. What seperated his show from the other run of the mill tv evangelists was his subject matter–the importance of receiving daily communion! The presentation is not even close to being orthodox or in line with the true teaching on the Eucharist. I would like to post the two shows Mr. Stone has done on this topic, each are about 30 minutes and include an ad at the end for a “traveling communion kit”. Those who are weak in their faith may want to stay away, lest they be led into this terrible confusion. Enjoy!

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Unfortunately, they do not have the ability to confect a valid Eucharist. But, I thinks it’s a nice memorial anyway.


#12

[quote=Ignatius]Unfortunately, they do not have the ability to confect a valid Eucharist. But, I thinks it’s a nice memorial anyway.
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Yes, of course- a wonderful point to make clear. I assumed everyone here knew that, but it is worth stating.

Has anyone made it through both shows yet? I was hoping someone with a stronger background in biblical studies than I posess would tackle some of the misconceptions presented (as well as point out any truths). God bless you all!


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