Discerning the Lord’s body

1Cor 11:29 v29: "not discerning the Lord's body": the usual Protestant interpretation applies this to failing to discern the Lord’s body in the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper, which is a spiritual activity. It is contrasted with the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation so that  the Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 96 What is …

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Vain worship of God and a mark of effective Christianity

Jesus teaches about worshipping God in vain: 'in vain do they worship Me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men' Mk 7:7. Vain worship is empty worship, devoid of proper content, but this is not the emphasis of the Greek word used here, which points to the 'fruitless activity' of such worship.  It points to …

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