who have been baptized and are able to eat and drink are welcome to this
Table. That is our understanding of the
Lord’s Supper. You do not have to grow
up in order to become big enough to eat.
You eat so that you grow up. However,
when we say this, we do not want to encourage an attitude towards a ritual like
those who were rebuked throughout the OT, those who merely went through the
rituals externally, but without faith and without obedience.
Faith is the key to the ritual, a lively faith that changes how you live,
think, and talk. Faith is the key to
those who are blessed in coming to the Table and those who are not. And so pause, not because you need to doubt
your faith, but you need to remind yourself of the faith which has been given
to you. Do you know the Father? Do you know Him through His Son? Are you in Christ by faith alone? Are you in need of Him for your salvation and
in order to grow up in that faith. Then welcome
– you are welcome to come and partake.