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Today we’re looking at the LDS version of Communion, or Sacrament, as it is known in Mormonism. Because nothing in Mormonism is straightforward, you’ll find multiple layers to this ordinance. I’ve tried to lessen the confusion by highlighting the bottom line in each of their explanations of how this works.

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Mormon Decisions 10Colossians 2:16; “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or inBrigham Young Jr respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days.”

Today’s dilemma comes courtesy of Today in Mormon History. When I came across this interesting piece I was reminded of an article I read in the latest National Geographic Magazine.

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Mormon Decisions 10Today we’re looking at the LDS version of Communion, or Sacrament as it is known in Mormonism. Because nothing in Mormonism is straightforward, you’ll find multiple layers to this ordinance. I’ve tried to lessen the confusion by highlighting the bottom line in each of their explanations of how this works.

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Old-Testament-Gospel-Doctrine-Teachers-Manual-35570000This next lesson goes into Moses freeing the Israelites from bondage, the plagues in Egypt and the Passover. It takes the class through the first fourteen chapters rather quickly without taking the time to truly study what God has to teach us from these events. I can’t believe I used to think this was an acceptable way to study God’s word, especially when it comes to a Sunday school class. I guess sitting under pastors who preach expository has spoiled me. 🙂

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stickman thinking 3Earlier today Melissa sent me an e-mail sharing her thoughts from the Bible study she’s doing right now and because I believe this is such a classic example of the way Mormons think we’re posting our e-mail exchange with our readers!

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Thought of the Day about Mormonism and the Sacrament

I encourage everyone to go to the link  below and check out the two pictures that rotate on this page from the Church’s website. http://www.lds.org/ensign?lang=eng

One is a picture of bread and water while the other is a picture of Joe Smith kneeling in prayer, arms tightly folded while people are laying hands on his head and praying.

My focus on this set of pictures for this quick thought today is the bread and water. Notice the bread is filled with yeast and what in that water looks like the blood of Christ?

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