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Old 11-12-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Your interpretation is clearly not Biblical. Jesus had spoken to His disciples about His impending suffering & how He would give His life "as a ransom for many".

Yes, that is what i said. That whenever we eat and drink we should remember Christ and what he did for us in his work on the cross. Just as food and drink sustain us physically, his spirit sustains us and quickens us because of his work on the cross on our behalf.

Man shall not live by brad alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Christ is the word of God ... Etc.

Are you catholic?

If so, there is no wonder why you disagree. But I'm here to tell you, transubstantiation is a pagan myth ...

Nevertheless, we digress ...
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:03 AM
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Location: The Haunted Mansion
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Yes, that is what i said. That whenever we eat and drink we should remember Christ and what he did for us in his work on the cross. Just as food and drink sustain us physically, his spirit sustains us and quickens us because of his work on the cross on our behalf.

Man shall not live by brad alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Christ is the word of God ... Etc.

Are you catholic?

If so, there is no wonder why you disagree. But I'm here to tell you, transubstantiation is a pagan myth ...

Nevertheless, we digress ...
Whenever we "eat of this bread & drink of this cup", we do it in remembrance of Him. He was not talking about our everyday food, nor our daily sustenance.

No, I'm not Catholic. In my church, it's just crackers & grape juice. However, it represents His broken body & spilt blood offered for our sins.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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As a Lutheran I not only idolize the cross but seek the salvation that flows from the cross. I wear a crucifix under my clothing and we have a crucifix above the bed as well as one in the living room. At church we kiss the crucifix on Good Friday, when the procession cross is carried into the church we bow to it and I cross myself every day in prayer. So the image of the holy cross is very important to Lutheran Christians as the very symbol of our salvation in Christ.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I think people just try to make an unnecessary big deal out of stuff like this.

Believers don't idolize the cross itself ~ that accusation is just stupid. It's how He died, it's where He suffered, it's when and how things changed from then on out. To have a cross on your wall, to kneel before one in a church, or even carry one, is merely something tangible for people to relate to and nothing more.

Half the people who snarl about symbols and "idols" probably sport numerous tattoos all over their bodies.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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I think the more dangerous form of idolatry that I see in this world is bible worship.
The bible is taken out of it's social and historical context and is used to condemn others.
That is spiritual abuse and is nothing that Jesus would have us do as his followers.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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I think the more dangerous form of idolatry that I see in this world is bible worship.
The bible is taken out of it's social and historical context and is used to condemn others.
That is spiritual abuse and is nothing that Jesus would have us do as his followers.
Amen!
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: RI
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Amen!
And an Amen from me too
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:02 PM
 
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Back 'atcha Mystic and pcamps! Amen and rep for all!
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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well I was blocked from the rep but "Amen!" for you both!
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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I think the more dangerous form of idolatry that I see in this world is bible worship.
The bible is taken out of it's social and historical context and is used to condemn others.
That is spiritual abuse and is nothing that Jesus would have us do as his followers.
So sad but true...
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