In 1 Corinthians 11:17-30 Paul was talking about the Lord’s Supper; the unworthy manner of the Corinthians taking the Lord’s Supper. My questions are:
1. Why do almost all evangelical churches/pastors put emphasis on confession of sins before taking the Lord’s Supper? What are the biblical scriptures supporting this practice? In the passages (17-30) i cannot see the emphasis on confession. am i wrong in this interpretation?
2. What does it mean to “examine yourself”? is it our unworthiness, our sins that need to be confess before we take the communion? or it means to examine oneself in the light of approaching the memorial supper of what Jesus has done on the Cross?
For confession takes a center stage or prerequisite of taking the Lord’s Supper then we totally changes the atmosphere, the focus of the communion. More on our selves, our unfitness to be in the Lord’s table instead of focusing our whole being to remember and apply the signifance of what the Lord has done. Am i wrong on this assertion?