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Open and Closed Communion

The question, “Who has right to participate in the Lord’s supper?” is a controverted issue among Sabbath keepers today.

Almost all the fallen churches make no distinction between members and non-members on this point.  Outsiders – Protestants, Pentecostals, Catholics or Spiritualists – who wish to participate in the communion together with church members, are welcome.

A similar practice, sad to say, has also been introduced among Sabbath-keepers who profess to be giving the threefold message to the world.  When the ordinances are celebrated, visitors from other churches are invited to participate.  This liberal stand in behalf of open communion is based on misinterpreted Spirit of Prophecy statements, which will be discussed further down. Read the rest of this entry

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