Total Depravity: Holy Communion via Twitter…

There’s so much wrong with that.  The entire idea of communion is community and twitter is not any more a real community than getting a text from a mate is intimacy.

Are there no theologians in the entire church there who will tell them that they’re doing something not only absurd, but wicked?

In a modern spin on Christianity’s most sacred rite, worshippers are being invited to break bread and drink wine or juice in front of their computers as they follow the service online. Churches usually require a priest to take the Eucharist, but the Rev Tim Ross, a Methodist minister, will send out a prayer in a series of Tweets – messages of up to 140 characters – to users of Twitter.

May I say to Rev Ross- you, good sir, are defacing communion in a way that not even Satan could manage. Do you really not understand what communion is?  Such ‘communion’ is neither communion nor Christian- it’s just more pandering to the lazy that’s bedeviled Christianity since the beginning but more so now than ever.   Seriously, just how tragically lazy are the Methodists in that Church that they can’t even manage to gather for Communion?   Via James ‘the Bookman’ Spinti.

9 thoughts on “Total Depravity: Holy Communion via Twitter…

  1. We live in the time of the “great apostasy”! The prinicple has always been there (2 Thess. 2:3 / John 4:1-6), but as the age unfolds.. we are seeing even more of this reality! “For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.” (verse 7)

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  3. I am frothing over this one.

    Only an priest can preside over the Eucharist, and only a priest can perform the conscecration of the Holy Gifts. We receive the greatest gift of our Lord, eternal life in the Host. His Body and His Blood. (I’m Anglocatholic so transubstantiation, to others consubstantiation)

    This is the greatest sacrament. It is our most sacred central part of our worship.

    This is why we go to church.

    Having said that, perhaps it is because Methodists have ministers not priests, so perhaps the Methodists break bread just as a memorial to our the Lord’s Supper, therefore perhaps it is possible. Just a thought!

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  4. It was only a matter of time, Jim. After all, your favorite TV channel, TBN, has been doing “Communion” over the airwaves for decades. You should know, too — I am reliably informed (i.e., I think I read it in Scotteriology) that when ever Jan Crouch says “you at home, get some bread and some juice,” you set out in a mad rush to the kitchen.

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  6. I’m in favour. Online is community for people these days.
    Methodism is a Protestant Denomination. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that you need a Priest. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Lord’s Supper is the central part of worship.
    In John’s Gospel, communion is never mentioned, and the most important thing Jesus did the night before he died was to wash His disciples feet. Yet we forget that, because it is too hard, and instead go through a ritual.
    The Last Supper was a full meal, and every time we eat we are to remember Jesus, not when a Priest tells us to.

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    • online isn’t community. online is gazing at a screen. disconnected from real community and substituting for it individualism and nothing else. has no one ever explained to you that the bread we take at communion is comprised of individual grains ground together and blended together resulting in one from many? same with the grapes which become the wine. communion isnt about the priest or the officiant, it’s about the body of christ being together, in the flesh, the many made one.

      that cannot be done online or on tv. it is impossible.

      you’re missing utterly and sadly the entire point of communion.

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