|The Lord Jesus Christ commanded his disciples to symbolically consume bread and wine as an ongoing reminder of what he accomplished for them (Luke 22:19). The bread reminds us of his body and the wine (grape juice) his blood, symbolising his life which was given to pay the price for our sin.|
|Must I be baptised to take communion?|
Lord Jesus Christ commanded his disciples to symbolically consume bread
and wine as an ongoing reminder of what he accomplished for them (Luke 22:19).
The bread reminds us of his body and the wine his blood (symbolising his
life) which were given to pay the price for our sin.
The Bible doesn't say anything about anyone needing to be baptised to partake of the bread and wine. But it does warn against a flippant attitude that fails to recognise the importance of what these symbols represent.
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord,
unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a
man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that
cup. For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to
himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
1 Cor 11:27-29
this reason, your decision to take the bread and wine should not be considered
lightly. While it is not a requirement for you to be baptised to take this
step, the obvious question is 'what is stopping you from being baptised?'.
Please talk to a church elder if you are interested in learning more about baptism or any other information found here.