Self-Suspension from the Supper

“If a man is coming to the Table with a bad attitude, then he should not hold back from partaking. Rather, he should come confessing the attitude. But what if he remembers his brother has something against him (Matt. 5:23)? The passage is talking about presenting a gift, and not about receiving this gift from the Lord. Self-suspension may occur legitimately (once in a blue moon), but the common practice among evangelicals of routinely removing themselves from communion is simply unwarranted. Unless Christ has prohibited a man from coming through his ministers, that man should come” (Mother Kirk, pp. 106-107).

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