“When the finger points to the moon, do not look at the finger” (Popular saying)
The deception of religion
When it comes to modern Christianity, or rather Churchianity, the religion about Jesus that serves as a distraction from the real Jesus, the above saying seems to find perfect application. Why else are there thousands of denominations in Christianity? We allow the superficial, the external appearances, to separate us from our brothers and sisters in God’s kingdom, instead of going deep, into the life, the essence of being a follower of Jesus. This way we remain spiritual babes, who always learn, and we never come to the knowledge of truth (2 Timothy 3:7).
This seems to affect every aspect of our lives, and I could write a book about each one of those aspects. At this point in time, however, I want to focus on something very important, very vital in our walk with the Lord. You see, the devil hates everything that has to do with the Lord, and he will do everything in his power to hinder His plans from being fulfilled. If he cannot succeed in turning us against Him, he uses religion to distract us and take us off the course that God would have us walk. The subject of this article, as seen in the title, is what the Bible calls “the Lord’s table”, or as we call it “communion”, “holy communion”, “breaking of bread”, or other similar names. This activity, which is meant to express God’s love more than anything else, has come down to our times to be a mere tradition, even a ritual that brings shame and condemnation to those who participate. So, without any further delay, let’s take a look at what the Lord had established, what transpired through the ages for us to come to this parody we call “communion”, and how we return to the original plan.