“Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:27). We don’t have to be a Biblical scholar to any degree to comprehend that is a stern admonition. We find it in the midst of 1 Corinthians 11 wherein Paul is issuing a long line of expected behaviors to the church in Corinth. After addressing head coverings in the first 16 verses, he moves to the proper administration of the Lord’s Supper. Continue reading “An Unworthy Manner”
We have all heard of those diseases that doctors just can’t figure out. The person is doing all they can to fight the disease but their own body is working against them. These types of diseases are known as autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen (intruder) and attacks it. In the simplest of terms the body interprets a part of its own body to be an enemy and seeks to destroy it at all costs, even at the expense of poor health to the rest of the body.
Nowhere is the statement more true, “a body divided against itself cannot stand.” From the outside it is clear to see that the end is dismal, even though the body unknowingly thinks it is doing its job to the best of its ability. The antibodies are released; the white blood cell count rises. What often happens is that the body is brought to a state of disrepair and brokenness, all due to an inner conflict within the body. Obviously, this is not how our bodies were originally designed by the Creator, but this is the resultant effect of sin. Continue reading “Autoimmune Disorder”