The Anglican Church of Canada says “no” to communion without baptism

In a rare moment of sobriety, the Anglican Church of Canada has rejected a call to give non-baptized people access to the Lord’s Table. From what the article expresses, many churches already allow the non-baptized to partake. The logic is that by opening the table, the Church is expressing hospitality to those outside, thus leading and encouraging them to pursue baptism. However logical it may appear–and it does not in my estimation–biblically, this pattern is reversed. One needs to be washed before partaking. Ushering non-Christians to heaven (ascension) to receive Christ in bread and wine is an impossible journey. Heaven’s gates are shut for who have not crossed the Red Sea in their baptisms. Tasting of the heavenly gift demands prior tasting of heavenly grace.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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