Johnny? Where are you?
Tonight we had another repeat. This time, it was a video recording of a meeting that Johnny was hosting at some point – I assume it was one of their tent meetings. I’m not really sure what the point was, as they ran out of time before Johnny could make his conclusion, and so his whole argument fell flat. They love to edit their little denominational preacher videos, so I’m surprised they couldn’t edit this one down to fit in the time constraints of their program.
But, teaching is teaching, even if it isn’t live, and so let’s take a look at what Johnny was talking about tonight.
It seems like his main point was dealing with a person with whom he had been having an online conversation (edit: it turns out that this person Johnny quoted was none other than our very own Randy! That proves that Johnny has been looking at our blog. Why won’t he contribute?). This person had written with two basic questions (my wording):
1) Show me the Scripture that tells you to take the Lord’s Supper each first day of the week.
2) Show me where we are commanded to do so.
Now, Johnny could have answered this quickly, but instead he chose to go all around the block to try and get to his conclusion. The result was that his conclusion was cut off from the broadcast. If he wants to come onto this blog and explain where he was going to end up, that would be greatly appreciated.
So, he said that his job was to help people to believe what they already knew to be true.
To illustrate this, he used three Scripture passages:
Ex 30:8 – where Aaron uses incense in worship.
Numbers 8:5-7 – Where Moses sprinkled folks to make them clean.
Psalms 150 – that David used musical instruments in worship.
Then, he made the point that we don’t believe these things now (which isn’t accurate when you are broadcasting to the community. Some folks will use incense, others will sprinkle, others use musical instruments) and that while the NT doesn’t tell us to do these things, it doesn’t tell us not to. So why not?
Now, I’ll just say here that we’ve discussed the whole musical instruments in worship idea here quite a bit. The argument Johnny makes is not as cut and dry as he’d like to think it was. Just check our archives.
Then Johnny went into Baptism a bit more, and finally brought it around to the actual subject at hand – the Lord’s Supper.
Let me just say this, to answer the original questions:
1) The Scripture doesn’t say that we are to take the Lord’s Supper the first day of the week. Scroll down this blog to the entry entitled, “The Lord’s Supper” to read the thoughts by a Church of Christ gospel preacher.
2) There is no command that tells us to take the Lord’s Supper the first day of the week.
Sola Dei Gloria,