Why most denominations think that the term “Breaking Bread” in the Scripture Refers to the Lord’s Supper?
Most Churches think so. Why?
It started with the Early Church Writers (Catholic Priests) as far back as the third century A.D. who started implemented their owned terms. In fact, for nearly seventeen hundred years it has been believed and taught by nearly all who profess to be Christians that “BREAKING BREAD” meant the “LORD’S SUPPER.” But is this really true? Have we proved all things? (1 Thes. 5:21
Does the Bible teach such a thing? Or, can we find it used in the Bible in some way that would definitely define it as a synonym for the LORD’S SUPPER?
I know and I can see your expression “what is he talking about?”
The answer to these questions is an ABSOLUTELY NO! What, if I tell you that, there is no place in the scripture that identifies “BREAKING BREAD” as “The LORD’S SUPPER,” you probably won’t believe me. And if I tell you the term “Lord’s Supper” is not biblical, you probably won’t believe either.
Just like many other false teaching you can imagine, it’s easier to believe a lie than to believe the truth. In the Scripture, there are two types of traditions:
- Traditions of YHWH established through His teaching for His people.
- The traditions of man, which purpose it to undermine the traditions and the true teaching of YHWH.
Yeshua ate a Passover meal with his disciples before he died. If anything would be called last, it would the Passover. Therefore, it would be called “The Last Passover.” Passover is a full day event, in which the meal is eaten within those 24 hours. It was not something we in as part of a 2-3 hour service and eat a fraction of Styrofoam or a fraction of biscuit.
What we have now, it’s simply a tradition of man that originated out of the minds of so-called Christians as far back as the third century and influenced by the catholic influence, and has been accepted by almost all denominations as truth, and never questioned it. The scripture recommend that we need to stop doing eisegesis and return to exegesis. in another word, let the Bible interprets itself.
Yeshua did not institute a new ceremony called “Lord Supper!” He celebrated Passover, a regular yearly event of which YHWH commanded us to do. What he did, he amplified and added spiritual meaning to the ritual of washing feet. Then he added spiritual meaning to the regular bread and wine of the Passover event. The Signiant had also changed. Instead of looking backward to where we came from when we celebrated this feast, now we look forward to where we’re going-his eternal Kingdom.
Passover is a yearly family feast called the “day of preparation.” The day of preparation is not Friday, as most people think and teach. The purpose of this day of preparation allows full preparation for the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Prior to the first day of unleavened bread, the Passover is eaten. When the Passover is eating, you’ll find certain type of foods on the table. You’ll also find key ingredients such as bread and wine.
That’s tradition of God. Another thing that happened during the Passover event, or anytime a household or guests reclined to eat or break bread, is the washing of feet. There always a servant available to wash fee of their master or the guests. It was a tradition too!
Out of all the traditions that came with Passover, Yeshua pulled three (bread, wine, and washing fee) of them and gave them new meaning and significant. He revealed the meaning of the bread and the wine we use of wine. He also added great significant to the washing of feet. Washing feet normally done by the lowest of the lowest servants. He himself took the place of the lowest servant and washed the disciples’ feet.
He told us that the bread is his flesh that bruised for our iniquity and the wine is his blood that shed to redeem us from the eternal death we owed. Another important thing happened in all of these, is that Yeshua told us that we need do this in his remembrance from now on instead of looking backward to slavery.
Yeshua did not discontinue Passover to Lord Supper nor did he recommend us to do once a month, each time we have church service, nor every three months. Passover, which is a day of preparation to the Feast of Unleavened Bread, is to be celebrated once a year at its appointed time. The scripture is clear, why do we have all these going on?
In 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Paul is talking about Passover and Unleavened Bread. If you don’t fully understand it, I urge you to read it again, this time take your time and ask the text questions, and let the text answer the questions for you. If you do, your eyes will be opened so wide, you’ll shock yourself. Then, when you are fully convinced, you’ll stop participate in the Catholic Church nonsense tradition of the fraction of bread, they called “communion.”