Re: [Covenanted Reformation] The precision of soundness.
- Yeah, I should be getting my phone hooked up soon and will be able to give you a call sometime maybe this week or next.
Walt <personalwg@...> wrote:
Tony, just noticed you made it to Albany. Wishing you all the best
dear brother! Walt.
--- In email@example.com, Antonio Menendez
> Daniel, the 2nd reformation churches in Scotland from times past
required a basic understanding of the shorter catechism and various
things that are implied in that understanding as well as a life free
of public scandal. A helpful book to read on the aspect of suspension
from the Lord's supper and the like would be Aaron's Rod Blossoming by
George Gillespie. I endorse the book especially referencing discipline
in the church. I also would be more than willing to go through any
questions with on the side about some thoughts I have on the subject
if you would like. You can email me at amenendez78@l... .
> In Christ our Prophet, Priest and King,
> Tony Menendez
> Albany, NY
> Daniel <ddrost@P...> wrote:
> Maybe this is something that someone can answer. Most here, I would
> assume, agree that you have to ban anyone from the Lord's Supper who
> has unsound doctrine and life or lack in believing nessesary
> doctrines. This is something we have to accept and I agree with it.
> Of course, what is the standard? But this isn't really my question
> (although, I would like to find out what that is as well), my
> question is in the next paragraphs.
> This line, whatever it is, is something that is scaringly precise.
> That would mean that if you are one bit too liberal for whatever this
> standard is, then you can't attend the Lord's Supper, and also, if
> you are one bit legalistic for it then you can't attend the Lord's
> Supper. Also, if you have one doctrine which contradicts this
> standard then you can't have the Lord's Supper.
> This is a reality which I can't resolve because no matter how much
> you lower the standard it is still JUST AS precise and how can mere
> men ever do this correctly!!!
> Some might just say, "Well, we just have to accept that it is flawed
> in every church and do the best we can." But here is the problem,
> 1) If this standard can never be properly maintained, and
> 2) I shouldn't sit at the Lord's Table with any one who violates it
> or shouldn't sit at it myself if I violate it then,
> 3) The only logical conclusion I can see is that I can never take the
> Lord's supper!
> I know that I am missing something, please tell me. Because I know
> that we will never be perfect and thank God for Christ's blood but
> how can a christian justify sitting at the Lord's Supper if every
> christian agrees that no church is perfect? This is not an arguement
> but a question because I am not trying to argue that christians
> shouldn't take the Lord's Supper! Remember, I am not struggling with
> the fac that I think a church should have to be perfect but that it
> should at least perfectly maintain church discipline (and none do).
> In Christ,
> Daniel Drost
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