Lord's Supper


“Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.” (John 6:53-56).

Those are the words of Jesus to the Jews who were of His own. And in the chapter we read that at this time many of His disciples left and never walked with Him again. Jesus had told them in verse 51 “I am the bread of life”. And He said “He who eats the bread of life will live forever and the bread I give is my flesh and I shall give for the life of the world”. This is an obvious reference to the coming establishment of the Lord’s Supper Christians observe.

We read in Matthew 26 on the night of Passover Jesus and His Disciples were eating the Passover meal. In verse 26  Jesus broke bread and blessed it and said “Take eat, for this is my body”. The He took the cup and gave thanks and said “Drink from  it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until I drink it new with you in My Father’s Kingdom”

That was Jesus establishing the Lord’s Supper. Once that began, Passover was ended and the Lord’s Supper took it’s place with the new covenant. We see that in Acts chapter 2 verse 42. In verse 47 we see that those being saved were added to the church. And also in Acts 20:7 we see this had become the observance on the Lord’s day. This fulfils Jesus words that those who eat His flesh and drinks His blood abides in Him and has eternal life.

Now in Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth in chapter 11 Paul had to rebuke them for the way they had become irreverent with the Lord’s supper and reminded them in verses 23-26 what it means and why they observe the Lord’s Supper. We proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

These few references tell us what we need to know about the Lord’s Supper in order to observe it the way we are supposed to in order to be pleasing to God, what to use, and when we observe it.  Jesus said those who observe it will have eternal life. God adds to the church those who have eternal life and by example of the Apostles we know when we who have eternal life are to observe it and with the reverence it is owed.

Now what does this have to do with Hyper Preterism? The Lord’s Supper is one example of the fallacy of their doctrine. Don K Preston did many videos on the Lord’s Supper trying to justify his belief. See, according to him Christ came in 70ad. Paul tells us we observe the Lord’s Supper and proclaim His death until He comes. Well if He came in 70ad then they are extending the command. Don K Preston spent video after video and said the Church observing it is important but not “legalistically”, whatever that means.  If the Lord’s Supper observance was completed in 70ad it’s no longer important!

That’s the kind of basic doctrinal issues you’ll run into with these Hyper Preterists. They will continue mental gymnastics and refer you to books they’ve written covering these various Church issues but when it comes to the plain text of the Bible In context of these questions, they chasse rabbits down holes and want you to join them. When I first learned about Hyper or Full Preterism or “Covenant Eschatology” or “70ad Doctrine”, they have many names by the way, one of the first questions I had was what about the Lord’s Supper. And I learned that’s a very popular question they get and if you use the Bible you’ll see they really don’t have a Biblical answer.  

Oh did I mention Don K Preston claims he has a doctorate but it is a fake “honorary doctorate” from a fake Charismatic unaccredited seminary in California called Vision International University? Ask anyone who has actually earned  a PhD what they think about diploma mills handing out honorary doctorates to those who didn’t spend the time and money and work required to earn a real one from an accredited university or an accredited theological seminary.

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