What scripture do the JWs use to justify not partaking of the bread and wine?

by Caedes 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Caedes

    I don't have any JW reference books or CDs apart from a copy of the NWT.

    Can anyone tell me what scriptures the JWs use to justify not partaking of the bread and wine at the memorial?

    Terry mentioned this topic in a thread which I wouldn't want to derail.

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  • ProdigalSon

    For the most part, Luke 22:28-30 which translates diatithemai as "covenant" rather than "appoint", or "promise" for a "kingdom". Aside from not even knowing what the "kingdom" actually is, it is unique to their bogus translation and appears in no other Bible on earth as a "covenant".

    Based on that crafty deception, the other major scripture would be 1 Corinthians 11:27 which warns about partaking "unworthily".

  • Lore

    There is no single scripture which they use. There's a bunch all put together.

    1st: 1 Corinthians 11:27 "So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord."
    This scripture shows that SOME people are not worthy to partake. So there must be some kind of qualifications.

    2nd: Luke 22:20 Jesus says: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
    So the people who are part of the new covenant should partake.

    3rd: Luke 22:29 "And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me"
    They say THIS is the new covenant. That they rule in the 'kingdom'

    4th: Daniel 2:44 "God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people."
    They believe that this is the 'kingdom' Jesus was talking about.

    5th: Revelation 5:10 "You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign over the earth"
    So they think this meens that the ones in the new covenant are eventually gonna reign over the earth in the kingdom.

    6th: Revelation 7:9, 14 In short this says that 144,000 are gonna be ruling in the kindom in heaven over a great multitude that came out of the tribulation.

    So if you put it all together it means that only the ones who are gonna rule in heaven as part of the 144,000 are part of the new covenant and therefore qualified or 'worthy' to partake.

  • Anony Mous
    Anony Mous

    I may be partaking next April. In Yo Face.

  • Ding

    The real answer is Rutherford 3:16: Two classes...

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