Bridging the Knowledge Gap between Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy in Communion
For those who wish to consider a Biblical View of a Communion Service
As the Pastor, that is, the teacher of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, I can, along with the numerous highly skilled, and trained educators (disciple-makers) testify that the work of bridging knowledge gaps is a lifelong endeavor. For example, James A. Pershing (2006) stated, “that instruction should be used to bridge skill and knowledge gaps, and describe how instruction often can be used along with other interventions to meet performance challenges” (pg. 331). Handbook HPIT Third Edition Copyright © 2006 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
In application, it often the case that the error of omission is the cause of the knowledge gap, and; consequently, results in an “omissive element.”
In relation to the New Covenant, Communion Service, instructors are aware that a gap persists between “orthodoxy and orthopraxy.” Concerning the “Communion Service” of a New Testament Church (they are few and far between), the untrained, that is, un-discipled might only know a few categorical expressions, like “Close, Closed, Open, Restricted, and Strict,” while remaining quite ignorant, un-discipled according to correct “orthopraxy.” Ortho-doxy is a compound term that means “straight-doctrine;” and Ortho-praxy is a compound term that means “straight-practice.” The term “communion” is from two words: “Common [Koine],” and “union.” Many gracious people have come our way, not knowing the term “koine” means “common,” along with absolutely no knowledge of our “common-union,” our “koine-union.”
Christ implored us to: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” He offers us a “learner’s yoke,” one that is bearable, and easy (doable). He teaches us both “orthodoxy, and orthopraxy.” Many have come our way, making empty assertions about orthodoxy, while having no Biblical knowledge whatsoever of the “orthopraxy” of a Communion Service.
A link to a video, not the best video, merely an unsurpassed one is provided for you all to review both the “orthodoxy, and orthopraxy” of our Koine Union Service. If more review is needed, then “mind-after” the message, and carefully “observe” those of us within Christ’s Congregation who are the teachers of both the “straight-doctrine, and the straight-practice” of our Lord’s Communion Service.
The Link: “No Such Thing as Open Communion,” says Landmark’s Pastor
Timothy Evans Carter
Landmark Missionary Baptist Church
2200 Marshall Road Jacksonville, Ar. 72076