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To: Salvation
Because of this, the Pontiff recalls St. Paul's warning to the Corinthians when he said: "Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord" (1 Corinthians 11:27).

I don't get it. Paul warns us not to take communion in an "unworthy manner". He does not tell us to take it if we are unworthy, as we are all unworthy. It is the manner in which one takes it that brings danger of profanity. It is a warning aimed at the attitude of those who approach the communion table.

BTW, I'm not sure what a "mortal sin" is. What sin can we commit that Jesus did not die to forgive?

10 posted on 03/14/2005 10:27:22 PM PST by P-Marlowe
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To: P-Marlowe
27 Therefore, whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord.

28 But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread and drink of the chalice.

BTW, I'm not sure what a "mortal sin" is. What sin can we commit that Jesus did not die to forgive?

Jesus died to forgive all the sins of which we repent. No repentance, no forgiveness.

A mortal sin is a sin so grievous that the sinner is no longer in a state of grace, e.g.: a man commits murder and dies without repentance, he will spend eternity in Hell.

11 posted on 03/14/2005 11:19:21 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Tagline schmagline.)
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To: P-Marlowe

But many Catholics, knowing they have not attended Mass, knowing that they have purposely committed a sin, still receive Communion. What they need to do first is partake in the Sacrament of Reconiciliation FIRST -- then receive Communion.

I know there is a break in the process with Protestants on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, so this may not sound reasonable to you.


53 posted on 03/15/2005 6:57:27 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: P-Marlowe
I'm not sure what a "mortal sin" is. What sin can we commit that Jesus did not die to forgive?

Take it this way -- if we sin grievously and do not ask for forgiveness, then we should not receive communion
81 posted on 03/15/2005 7:56:33 AM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11)
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To: P-Marlowe
"I'm not sure what a "mortal sin" is. What sin can we commit that Jesus did not die to forgive?"

Matt 12:32
"Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come."

A mortal sin is that sin which occurs, because the individual makes a conscious decision, actually a series of decisions, to reject the Holy Spirit.

93 posted on 03/15/2005 8:15:04 AM PST by spunkets
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