Necco wafers and communion

Remember Necco candy wafers? Way back in “the day,” us Catholic kids used to take turnsNecco pretending we were priests and we would give the white candy wafers to our friends saying, “Body of Christ” and they would answer, “Amen,” right before we put the candy into their mouths. Ach! That candy was nasty stuff except for the brown/chocolate variety, which was at least palatable. But you could only use the white wafers for the priest game.

Roman Catholicism seriously misinterprets John 6 and the Last Supper passages. You don’t receive Jesus by ingesting a bread wafer that’s allegedly changed into the actual body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus. You accept Jesus Christ as your Savior by faith.

On special days during the year, all the children at my Catholic grammar school were brought into the connecting church for mass and everyone got in line to eat the Jesus wafer. But nothing changed. The unkindness and bullying continued just as before. Even with the nuns and lay teachers. No one had really received Jesus. It was all just an empty ritual. Eating the Jesus wafer had the same effect as eating the candy wafer.

Go to Jesus in prayer and ask Him to save you. He paid the penalty for your sins. Receive Him as your Savior by faith. If you genuinely accept Jesus Christ as your Savior you won’t have to do it again. Then grow in grace by reading God’s Word daily and going to Him in prayer. Ask the Lord to lead you to an evangelical church in your area that preaches His Word without compromise.

“But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” – John 4:23-24

 

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