Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thesis 74: Patriarchy and the “Sacraments”: “The Lord’s Table”

“The Lord’s Supper,” the sacramental neomorphosis of Passover[1] in the “last days” of the Old Covenant[2] was properly celebrated in a home.[3] Jesus commanded this Passover to continue to be observed[4] until the world of the old sacral order came to a complete end[5] at His coming in A.D. 70.[6]

1. Mark 14:12; Matthew 26:2,17-19; Luke 22:15
2. #92; John 18:28 + #73
3. #32; Acts 2:42-46; 20:7-8; cf. 1 Timothy 5:13; #72
4. cf. Acts 18:18; 21:24-26
5. Hebrews 6:2,8; 8:13; 9:10; 2 Peter 3:12; cf. 1 Corinthians 5:7
6. 1 Corinthians 11:26; Matthew 16:27-28; Luke 22:16,18 + Mark 14:62; Hebrews 8:13 + Matthew 26:29

All the references contained in previous Theses on the sacraments should be consulted:

Thesis 25: Patriarchy and “Sacraments”: Circumcision

Thesis 32: Patriarchy and “Sacraments”: Passover

Thesis 72: Patriarchy and the House-Church

Thesis 73: Patriarchy and the “Sacraments”: Baptism

Two verses encapsulate this Thesis:

1 Corinthians 11:23-26
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

Matthew 16:27-28
For the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.
Assuredly, I say to you, there are some standing here who shall not taste death till they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”

After that (A.D. 70), no more Passover.

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