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Berean Expositor Volume 1
The dispensational place of the Lord's Supper.
The new covenant.
Those of our readers who have followed the arguments put forward in this Magazine
cannot fail to realize that the re-discovery of the divine dividing line between kingdom
and mystery, viz., Acts 28:, necessarily carries with it changes in accepted doctrine of
a rather drastic nature. What effect has this upon the observance of the Lord's Supper?
In order that every reader may be in possession of the chronological order of the epistles,
we set out again their order and relation to the last chapter of Acts:--
Pentecostal and transitional period.-
Kingdom truth and preparatory
teaching by Paul for the
Acts 28: 25-27.
The dispensational boundary.
The dispensation of the mystery-
Standard truth for the time.
In the first instance we note that we find mention of the Lord's Supper in those
scriptures written before the beginning of this dispensation, but not even a hint of it
afterwards. We will not, however, limit ourselves to this argument, although, rightly
understood, it is final and conclusive. Let us turn to the scriptures where we first read of
this institution of the Lord's Supper. When was this ordinance instituted? Matt. 26: 26-
30 supplies the information:--
"And as they were eating (i.e. the passover, see verses 17 and 19), Jesus took bread
(i.e. passover loaf of unleavened bread), and blessed, and brake, and gave to the disciples,
and said, Take, eat, this is My body. And He took a cup and gave thanks, and gave to
them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed
for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this
fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives."
Matt. 26: 17. Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto
him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
19. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.