Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mocking Communion

Depending on denomination, all terms based in the 10th and 11th chapters of First Corinthians, it may be called Eucharist, Holy Communion (1 Cor 10:16, a translation of koinōnía), or The Lord's Supper (1 Cor 11:20-21). The same section of the Bible in question (1 Cor 11:23-25) states:

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

Section VI of The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 states it is "a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming." Denominations that use grape juice have because of Dr. Thomas Welch, a former Methodist minister and later dentist, who discovered pasteurising grape juice to stop fermentation that was used to create wine; "Dr. Welch's Unfermented Wine" was first sold for communion services in New Jersey and the product, which we now know as Welch's juices, became the success it is during Prohibition when many congregations used the product instead of the prohibited wine. Today, many Protestant congregations prohibit the alcoholic drinks from their communions, and being in a state where alcohol is prohibited on Sunday (although rock music stations are wanting it to be eliminated), even some Catholic congregations prohibit wine in communion owing to the state's Sunday prohibition.

This leads to the insult that one contestant (that did not qualify for the finals thankfully) in Pepsi's annual Crash the Super Bowl contest with an advertisement concept that, when it was published on the Web and reported on the Fox Nation, drew the ire of millions. A contestant (that thankfully did not qualify for the finals) posted a concept ad that featured the mocking of Communion by replacing the unleavened bread with Pepsi's Doritos brand corn chips. This one was notoriously insulting that every denomination lit up the switchboards, helping this ad lose, and Pepsi later pulled it from their contest site.

Last year, another insulting commercial, "Casket," was run mocking the Resurrection, and was developed by Mosaic, a famed Los Angeles area Life Enhancement Centre fronted by Erwin McManus, a notorious false teacher, that meets in a nightclub.

It seems the mocking of faith has become clearer each and every day, and Albert Herlong's Communist Goals of 1963 keep marching towards the goals of the CCCP in that bad "art," this time mocking God, is acceptable in the eyes of the modern Left. Pushing such bad art is helping towards the goals of demolishing the church while anything insulting to God is acceptable, as we saw in the last Congress.

More: L. Brent Bozell III: Pepsico Mocks God.
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