Sacrament more then Once in Different wards?
Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:11 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:02 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:55 PM
Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:39 PM
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:21 PM
Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:13 AM
Personally, I think it's important that any leader who is visiting another ward, particularly if they are on the stand, that they partake of the sacrament.
1) It is a personal example given.
2) Why wouldn't they partake? It could leave others wondering what's wrong. That can be too distracting in and of itself.
Only if people are paying attention. If the attention level during the talks is any indication, I doubt that they are.
Dude. When both Vort and MOE are in agreement, the thinking has been done.
Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:04 PM
Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:21 PM
I don't have an answer regarding taking the Sacrament but we don't sustain people if we are visiting another ward.
I have a question about this because I truly don't know. I understand that it is not required; does anyone know if it is actively discouraged? I'm interested to know
Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:47 PM
Partaking of The Sacrament is an individual's own worthiness interview. If you were worthy at the 9:00 hour, and still worthy at the 11:00 hour, then you can take it. The only prohibition is for a baptized member to partake of it unworthily. It is for this same reason that there should be no effort to prevent a non-member from partaking of The Sacrament.
Is that correct? That if you are unworthy you can't partake of sacrament?
I was of the understanding that you take the sacrament as part of the effort to be worthy.
If I am wrong, then I should not be taking the sacrament as I am not living true to the WOW.
Can someone please expand on this?
Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:04 PM
WoW is a fairly serious problem. I don't think I would be comfortable taking it if I hadn't sufficiently repented of it that week. However, I would also be cautious of judging myself too harshly. I would talk with the Bishop about it and let him guide and direct me on how to achieve repentance and when it would be appropriate to take The Sacrament.
3 Nephi 18:28-29
28 And now behold, this is the commandment which I give unto you, that ye shall not suffer any one knowingly to partake of my flesh and blood unworthily, when ye shall minister it;
29 For whoso eateth and drinketh my flesh and blood unworthily eateth and drinketh damnation to his soul; therefore if ye know that a man is unworthy to eat and drink of my flesh and blood ye shall forbid him.
See also: Gospel Principles Chapter 23: The Sacrament
Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:55 PM
Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:13 AM
I think pride is a much bigger factor, though there is often an element of judgmentalness as well. There are a few people who get judgmental, but we do more worrying about being judged most of the time.
I wonder if this is why there are so many inactive member due to the "all or nothing" view.
That is why the advice on these forums so often boils down to, "ask your Bishop". Whether or not a particular sin rises to the level of unworthy to take The Sacrament is based on many factors. (including the personality of the Bishop and how long he's had the calling) Even if someone else thinks you are unworthy, it's your Bishop who has the right to discern your repentance level and what is needed to help you navigate the path to full fellowship.
Please don't get discouraged by the process. It will be worth it in the end.
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