Breaking of Bread
Eucharist is a sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches, which was instituted at the Last Supper and in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed in remembrance of Jesus’s death and sufferings.
The word comes from the Greek “eukaristos,” which means “grateful” and is now usually translated as “thanksgiving.” It now refers to the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, in which bread and wine becomes the body and blood of Christ. Eucharist has become essentially synonymous with “Communion” or “Holy Communion.” It is used to refer to the sacrament as a whole or to the elements (bread and wine) themselves. The word “Eucharist” has been used to refer to the act of the “breaking of the bread” at least since the late first century.
Mt 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
Mt 26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
Mt 26:28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
I just really can’t understand why this act of worship was traditionally recited repeatedly over and over again. This is completely a misconception on the meaning of the breaking of the bread.
Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
But literally speaking, can the bread made out of bakery products can take away sins? Can we literally eat the body and drink the blood of Jesus?
Jn 6:33 For the bread of God is he who cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world.
Jn 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man shall eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
We are not Cannibals to eat the flesh of Jesus as the Eucharist insinuate which is a shallow understanding on the meaning of the breaking of the bread.
Lk 4:4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
For the word of God is the food of the soul.
Jn 6:63 It is the spirit that reviveth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak to you, they are spirit, and they are life.
It is the word of God that should be read repeatedly over and over again for the brethren to remember, not the breaking of the literal bakery bread which led us to believe that it can take away sins.
1 Tim 4:6 If thou shalt put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou wilt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished by the words of faith and of good doctrine, to which thou hast attained.
We misinterpret the real meaning of the breaking of the bread. It is the word of God that we should be digesting and storing in the heart to strengthen our faith as our shield to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons.
2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
1 Tim 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons;
Actually, what goes into the mouth, goes on into the stomach, and is sent out as waste.
Lk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil: for from the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.