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Are You Evangelical, Reformed or Non Denominational?

If you practice some iteration of Reformed religion and are dis-satisfied with it, we invite you to learn about the Lutheran faith. The Protestant denominations (at least traditionally) have a strong emphasis on Holy Scripture, and the foundational Christian doctrine of Justification by Faith. You will find the same within Lutheranism.

However, there is a fatal flaw within these denominations, namely that Baptism and Holy Communion are discounted. They are understood as acts that men do to please God, rather than the blessing that God gives to sinners. The traffic, in other words, flows in the wrong direction.

Jesus says: "This cup is the New Testament in my blood." (1 Corinthians 11:25) Thus, the New Testament is not a epoch of time, or the last 27 books of the Bible, but it is the Eucharist, which constitutes us and defines us as the Baptized children of God. "THIS CUP is the New Testament," says Jesus. To celebrate the Lord's Supper on the Lord's Day is the practice of the Christian faith; and constitutes Christian worship. Every other practice, belief or ritual either leads to, or proceeds from this Blessed Sacrament.

Don't let institutional prejudice stop you from having communion with the holy. For that is what Holy Communion is. It is the marriage feast of the Lamb. It is the intimacy that exists between Christ the Holy Bridegroom, and the Church cleansed and made spotless by his blood. To participate in the Eucharist is to have fellowship with Jesus, and through him with the Father and the Spirit. It is to be brought into the mutual love and mutual conversation that exists within the the mysterious holy Trinity itself. It is perfect fellowship with the whole church of heaven and earth. There is nothing like it anywhere. It cleanses, forgives, gives new life, comforts, consoles, calms and strengthens sinners like nothing else can. "Take eat this is my body, given for you for the remission of sins. Take drink, this cup IS the new testament in my blood; shed for you for the remission of sins."