Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Q & A

I received a question from one of the brethren regarding the previous post, and it was very good.  So I will post and answer it here.

Question: Why would the original context of that word encompass the rapture/second coming of Christ?

Answer:  I don't have a dogmatic answer for this question, but I believe it centers around the Lord's Supper.  While we all (who celebrate the Lord's Supper properly) know that it is remembrance of the Lord's body and blood given for us at Calvary, I feel, an often missed topic that doesn't get discussed hardly ever, if ever (I have never seen it discussed during a Lord's Supper service in the Baptist churches I have been a member of).

1 Corinthians 11:26  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

Part of the reason for celebrating the Lord's Supper is to show His death until he comes again; the 2nd coming is an integral part of the entire Easter meaning.  This means the death, burial, resurrection, ascension, and rapture/2nd Advent are all interconnected.  Brings a new outlook to the Easter celebration and what should be at each Lord's Supper service where our congregations meet.


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