Boaz Baptist Chronicles
|Posted on September 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM|
A striking thought came to me this morning as I was getting out of my shower. But, before I tell you what it was, here is what I concluded...
“Those that say, 'the issue of whether someone uses fermented wine in the communion is a minor issue or a non-issue' are wrong.”
A few folks—many of them preachers have said to me over this issue, on more than one occasion, to “Move on” or “...It's not that important.” Seeing their nonchalance, insouciant viewpoint on this matter, by writing this article, I was hoping to catch them unawares (off-guard) to help them consider a better position.
If you have never considered the wine-in-the-communion issue before today, I'm hoping you come to see that this “issue” is bigger than you might think, much bigger!
Here's my story...
For some reason this morning, right after my shower, I was thinking about “blood.” (Maybe, it's because I hit my head, yesterday, on the door latch of my vehicle and drew blood, checking my white towel today like I did the day before to see if it left any red marks. ) Anyway, my next thought, of all things, was “Christ—Christ's blood.” “...That's the most powerful thing in the world ...in the UNIVERSE...” I concluded, “...It's so powerful, it paid for EVERY man's sins!!!”
That's pretty powerful, wouldn't you agree?
Could that be the reason Paul called it God's blood? (Acts 20:28) Could that, also, be the reason that John testified to what he saw up close moments after what he knew had formerly flowed through his Saviour's veins? (John 19:34-35)
With your permission, at this juncture, I would like to ask you a question...
In your opinion, could the most powerful thing in the Universe be a “minor issue?”
...While I'm asking questions, here's two more...
Should we use what scripture calls “the poison of asps” as a replacement for “the pure blood of the grape?” Wouldn't doing so reduce the blood of Christ—THE MOST POWERFUL THING IN THE UNIVERSE—to poison?
If this has peaked your curiosity like it has done mine, please, read the article below...