I wanted to add on to my Pockets and socks, shoes, but I’ve decided to make a whole ‘nother post on just this subject. My Daddy went to some Methodist church somewhere one time and he noticed something stupid. I’m not sure if children were partaking of the Lord’s Supper at this particular church, but they might as well have been.
Instead of serving wine, or even wine that wasn’t fermented (i.e. grape juice), they served Coke (i.e. high fructose corn syrup or, depending on the year, sugar and water and a bunch of other chemicals).
Instead of serving bread they served potato chips (i.e. thinly sliced potatoes and salt). I’ll bet that the pastor didn’t change the words that Jesus spoke, but he might as well have.
Can you imagine?!
Then Jesus took the potato, pulled out his Swiss Army Knife, cut several thin slices, tossed them in the Spiegel Frying basket, waited a few minutes, dumped them onto a paper plate, sprinkled some salt on them, and said, “this is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Then he would have HAD to say, “when you say Spiegel you mean ‘quality’ when you say ‘frying basket’ you mean a basket that fries”, right? And in the same way He took the bottle after they had eaten, saying, “This bottle which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood with added sugar and some caramel and other top secret ingredients.”… right.
So, whether it’s dumbing the Lord’s Supper down for God’s children or for His children who are parents to them, it’s a big stupid thing to do.
Why can’t we keep it real? Just do what the Bible says and actually believe it! Would that be so bad?! If you don’t want your children to have wine then don’t allow them to be served the Lord’s Supper. The other implications of this are ridiculous, too. Imagine, Jesus is in the desert, in Matthew 4:3-4 we might read, “And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become potato chips.”But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON POTATO CHIPS ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'”
What have you seen being served in a church at the Lord’s Supper that wasn’t bread and wine/grape juice?