The writer contends that closed communion is not merely a practice dictated by a certain theological view of the church. On the contrary: A church which practices closed communion as the beginning of its theological thinking for church management, and diligently follows all naturally occurring corollaries of the full doctrine of closed communion, will soon discover that a closed communion table favourably governs correct practices in all areas of church life, and will preserve the existence of the local church.

The reverse has been demonstrably proved time and again: Churches holding open communion tend to be prone to heresy and worldly controversy, vulnerable to cultic invasion, sheep-stealing and division, tend to preach and practice a ‘soft’ or ‘social’ gospel having little if any evangelical impact on their neighbourhoods, thereby negating their role as a local church, and in this extremely Anti-Christian age of the 21st century, will have a limited shelf life, like so many other churches who practiced open communion and were thus forced to eventually close their doors and be demolished over the past thirty years.

The type of communion you hold dictates the type of church you will be.

Not for nothing did Christ institute the communion supper, it was no divine afterthought, and therefore its centrality and importance at the very foundations of church doctrine goes far beyond what many of today’s churches imagine. Closed communion is the cornerstone that most church builders reject, at their peril. Thus, the aim of this article is to champion the practice of closed communion as a governor and preserver of the church, and to answer some common objections to the doctrine.

Over the last century, the church has quantitively lost members, and qualitatively lost power, and the British landscape is now distinguished, or rather scarred, by the sight of myriad church buildings of every size and description now lying empty, demolished or converted into shops, housing, cinemas, gymnasiums and even nightclubs and pop-music recording studios. The blame for this lies squarely at the feet of churchmen who have scorned and discarded scripture as their first love, in mistaken favour of employing worldly methods of doing God’s work, and who, in particular, have declared such blessed and crystal clear doctrines as closed communion to be merely ‘secondary’, and thus disposable truths.

However, the mission, meaning, and power of Christ’s church resides in and flows from a closed communion table, while opening the communion table undermines the strength of the church and begins the decay and eradication of it from the nation, to the full and cunning premeditated intent and delight of Satan.

I wish to demonstrate that with the application of pure common sense and honesty to the scriptures, the only possible conclusion to reach for the correct mode of administering the Lord’s Supper is at a fully restricted, ie, closed communion table, therefore, in the preparation of this document, I have deliberately not consulted any previously published works of the classic apologists for closed communion, but scripture alone. I pray that readers who truly seek the revival, extension, preservation and empowerment of the Lord’s church to reach, convert and edify souls in this dark age, and who wish to rebuild and refill those lost churches on every street in England again, will be likewise convinced.



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