by HTownND (2012-12-10 14:11:53)
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  In reply to: I would say my contention is that intent is everything.  posted by Papa November

And I don't have a problem with any of that. But as we have shown, you and I have both read about this, studied it and asked for God's guidance. And we've both come to wildly different conclusions.

The idea that through God's Grace it doesn't matter if we get it right, simply reinforces my point even more. That's admitting that one of us is wrong, but that it's OK because God will judge the effort.

Again, given the stakes, I cannot bet on getting it right on my own. Especially when Paul tells us:

"For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death till he comes.
Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait one for another.
And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that you come not together unto judgment. And the rest will I set in order when I come"

If Paul is right, there is a great risk to going it alone.


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