Sunday, June 18, 2023

Ordinance Oughta-Be’s

You may call it Holy Communion. It my be The Lord’s Supper to you, or maybe the Eucharist. You know, that part of church where we partake of the wine and the bread.  Whatever your congregation calls it, pretty much the entire New Testament church considers it an Ordinance of the Church. 

Another ordinance is water baptism.  In fact, while some churches have many ordinances, these two are pretty much universal. 

I think the reason they are considered ordinances is because Jesus ordered us to do them; ordained them if you will. 

But Jesus told us to do many other things too. So in following the logic that Jesus ordained it, I am hereby suggesting… yea, declaring some additional ordinances for the church.  

Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 

Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. 

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,  and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. 

Well, I just realized it is going to take quite a while to get all these new ordinances listed. Maybe we should just add this one I found in Matthew 5, where Jesus was giving the Sermon on the Mount:

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect.

Whaddaya think?