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I fellowship at a Pentecostal Church and we partake of communion once per month. Is this right?

How often should we break bread and drink wine in memory of Christ?

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There is no stipulation in the Bible on how often we should break bread and drink wine in remembrance of Christ’s death.

The inference in the Bible is that the early church met for this purpose on the first day of the week.

Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

1 Corinthians 16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Certainly it has been the custom of ‘Christian’ churches to meet every Sunday which would point to a weekly meeting.

Paul says

1 Corinthians 11:24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

That they met with reasonable frequency is implied.

Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.... 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

The church of Pentecost is much further astray from the Bible than in frequency of communion. Its beliefs in the trinity, present day baptism in the Holy Spirit, speaking in tongues, tithing and its understanding of Satan are not supported by scripture or common sense.I strongly advise you to check these with the Bible because when the blind lead the blind they both fall into the pit.

If you want to come to grips with what the Bible really teaches, why not take the free online Bible study course available on our website, www.thisisyourbible.com? This course will give you a background in the major themes of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. As with everything we offer, there is no cost to you other than your time and effort... You will also have a personal tutor to whom you may pose questions either from the course itself or those questions which come to you as you read the Bible.

I hope this helps.

Glenn Smith

 
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