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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Knock Knock. Knock Knock. Knock Knock.

A Witness to Jehovah came by my house and invited me to a commemoration of the Last Supper....on Wednesday, March 23rd. Huh?

We adhere strictly to the Bible in our observance of the Lord’s Evening Meal, which is also known as “the Lord’s supper,” the Last Supper, and the Memorial of Jesus’ death. In contrast, many beliefs and practices of other denominations in connection with this observance are not based on the Bible. 

 Take that, you lousy Catholics!

 The pattern established by Jesus helps determine not only the frequency but also the date and time of the Memorial. He introduced the observance after sundown on Nisan 14, 33 C.E., according to the Bible’s lunar calendar. We continue to observe the Memorial on this date each year, following the practice of early Christians.
Although Nisan 14, 33 C.E. was a Friday, the anniversary of that date might fall on a different day of the week each year. We determine the date that Nisan 14 falls each year using the same method as was used in the time of Jesus, rather than applying the method used for the modern Jewish calendar. 

Take that, you lousy Jews!

The unleavened bread and red wine served at the Memorial are emblems, or symbols, of Christ’s flesh and blood. They are not miraculously changed into or mixed with his literal flesh and blood, as some feel. Consider the Scriptural basis for this understanding.

 Those who believe in transubstantiation, that the bread and wine become Jesus’ literal body and blood, base this doctrine on the wording of certain Bible verses. For example, in many Bible translations, Jesus is recorded as saying of the wine: “This is my blood.” However, Jesus’ words can also be translated as: “This means my blood,” “This represents my blood,” or “This signifies my blood.” As he had often done, Jesus was teaching by using a metaphor.

It can also be translated to read, "Who ordered the salad?" and "Have you seen my umbrella?"

So now you know.