Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The doctrine of the Theology of the plan of God. Part 12.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Point 2. The Essence of God is necessary to understand the Theology of God’s Perfect Plan.
1. We are to “come” or “gather” together.
HEB 10:25 - We are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
2. We come together “as” a church not “in” the Church.
There is no such thing in this dispensation of the Church-age as a sacred building.
By divisions and dissensions in the Corinthian church, the very purpose of the Eucharist is destroyed.
Paul is actually saying in this verse that it is impossible to eat the Lord’s supper when there are divisions among you.
1. The antinomian.
2. The legalistic.
The antinomian is one who holds the opinion that under the dispensation of grace morality is no longer needed.
The one who is legalistic is the one who refuses to share and give to the ones in need.
The legalistic believer is the one that thinks that to please God you must be good and moral and sweet; and as TLJC said, how great is their darkness because they think that they have the light.
Eucharisteo [Eucharist] = giving thanks for grace.
1CO 11:24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, “This is My body” -
Pres-act-ind - eimi - verb of absolute status quo = “This keeps on being my body”
He is going to die physically within the next 24 hours, but He says here... “This keeps on being My body” .... what’s He telling them?
“Keep on doing this” - pres-act-imp - poieo = to do, perform, execute.
Present tense - linear aktionsart = speaks of certain points of time when the Lord’s supper is to be celebrated... as well as reminding us that it is to be habitual.
Active voice = you do this; you must choose to partake of both communion elements.
Imperative mood = you are ordered to do it.