Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Bread is the Body

*UPDATE* The following article was published as an April Fools Joke.

I have been following the discussion on paedocommunion between Lane Kiester and Doug Wilson on their blogs. I found Doug's post on 1 Corinthians 10:17 to be very persuasive. The following section in particular was very convincing.
Lane asked where I got the identification behind my statement that "all who are bread should get bread." One commenter at his site correctly identified it as 1 Cor. 10:17. Lane responded to this by noting the placement of commas in various Greek editions, and another commenter pointed out quite correctly that the commas are not part of the original text. Be that as it may, commas or no commas, I cannot see any way to read that text which does not identify the entire body with the entire loaf. And all forms of paedobaptist exclusion of some baptized members from the Table are a refusal of bread to bread.
Based on this argument I have re-thought my position on paedocommunion and am now embracing it. I know this will cause a lot of discussion, but I want to follow where the Bible leads.


  1. And at first the post seemed so serious! Happy 1st of April!

  2. You are no longer my TA, Josh. Pick up your books and leave immediately.


  3. Does this mean that I'm just Josh, now? No more Josh, too?

  4. This is great! Now you can take communion!


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