8.2.9 Holy Communion as a meal of profession

Holy Communion is a meal of profession, as is clear from the words: "You proclaim the Lord's death ..." (1 Corinthians 11: 26). The profession of the death, resurrection, and return of Jesus Christ is part of the fundamental profession of the Christian faith. This profession is required of all those who wish to partake of Holy Communion for salvation.

Those who regularly partake of Holy Communion in the New Apostolic Church should be aware that they are thereby publicly professing their faith in the activity and authority of the Apostles of Jesus at work today (see 2.4 and 8.2.21).

The emphasis on the confessional nature of the holy meal also serves to counteract thoughtless or purely habitual partaking in the sacrament.

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