I want to discuss this issue with everyone here.
Would Jesus allow people in objective mortal sin take Communion as long as they are indeed in a state of sanctifying grace (due to subjective factors limiting their personal culpability) ?
My personal opinion, at the moment, is that He probably would allow them to take Communion. Here is one of the key passages that influence my opinion on this issue:
*"One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain. The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?”
He answered, “Have you never read what David did when he and his companions were hungry and in need? In the days of Abiathar the high priest, he entered the house of God and ate the consecrated bread, which is lawful only for priests to eat. And he also gave some to his companions.”
Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.”
In the above passage, we see Jesus responding to people who are very concerned with preserving the sanctity of the Sabbath - responding to men who were very devoted to making sure people followed the Laws of God according to a rigid and literal interpretation of them.
Jesus rebukes them for their unmerciful interpretation of the Law, pointing to a time when David broke the Law of God, eating consecrated bread that was only intended for the Priests. Christ is telling them that consecrated bread intended for Priests alone can be eaten by none-Priests as long as they sincerely in need of it. Although this may technically break the letter of the Law, the action is innocent according to The Lord.
Nearly every time the Pharisees argue with Jesus, it is because they think He should follow the Law in a much more strict, literal, legalistic manner. But nearly every time this happens, The Lord rebukes them for their unmerciful interpretation of the Law. Remember, the man was not made for Sabbath, but Sabbath for man.
So we see how The Lord Jesus Christ interprets the Laws of God. He does so with mercy, not according to the letter, but according to The Spirit. He rebukes those who turn the Laws of God into heavy burdens on sinners’ backs. He reminds us that God desires mercy, not sacrifice.
So if a person is in a subjective state of grace - The Holy Spirit is living inside them - what makes us think that Christ would deny them Communion? Is there any instance in Scripture where we see The Lord making such judgements against sinners who are sincerely trying to love and serve Him?