Barry Newman's Blog

July 16, 2010

Christ Centred Communion – Further Thoughts (part XXVII)

Filed under: Christ Centred Communion — barrynewman @ 11:44 pm


I have previously argued that what is claimed as evidence in the New Testament for a rite or custom resembling what is sometimes referred to as the Lord’s Supper has been misunderstood and that in reality there is no such clear evidence. I am now suggesting that there may never have been a command of Jesus upon which it is claimed that the rite or custom is based, in the first place.  If one were to convincingly establish that there had been such a command how would one go about it?

Looking for an imperative?  The lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, is the slain lamb, the one who by his blood ransomed men for God from every tribe and tongue and people and nation, the one worthy to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing (Revelation 5: 5 – 14).  All who come under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, remember him and his death, always.



  1. Thank you Barry for your work on the subject. To God and to the Lamb be the glory, indeed!

    Comment by Gordon Cheng — July 17, 2010 @ 9:20 am | Reply

    • Hi Gordon,

      Many thanks for all your encouragement.


      Comment by barrynewman — July 18, 2010 @ 8:05 am | Reply

  2. Thanks Barry for sharing all the work you have done on this series, I have learnt a lot and am more confident to teach what I believe Jesus and Paul are saying (rather than have commanded) in relation to the last passover and communal Christian meals.

    in Christ,

    Comment by anton — April 21, 2011 @ 3:04 am | Reply

  3. Hi Anton,

    Thanks for your comment. Very encouraging. Glad you found the series helpful. I have learnt and continue to learn a lot myself.


    Comment by Barry Newman — April 27, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply

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