There has always been error in the Church. One error was the early heresy that Jesus required the Church to celebrate the Lord’s Supper in which bread and wine representing his body and blood are eaten and drunk.
First of all, every single time Jesus says in the gospels, “Do this in memory of me”, it is of questionable authenticity.
Secondarily, even if he did say, “Do this in memory of me”, he didn’t give it as a command. Not everything Jesus asked for is necessarily a command.
Thirdly, “Do this in memory of me” was spoken to those who were at the table with him. There is nothing to indicate that it has anything to do with us. The request could mean, remember me in the general sense or it could mean remember me in the personal sense. We remember Napoleon in the general sense for we don’t know him. We remember our dead friends in the personal sense, we remember being with them and what they were like. The obvious interpretation of Jesus’ words is that he meant to be remembered in the personal sense. We can’t do that so we don’t have to keep the Lord’s Supper.
Fourthly, Jesus never said that the apostles had to say his words, "This is my body" and "This is my blood." He just gave them bread and wine to consume and said they were his body and blood and for the apostles to do as he did in his memory. Maybe he just meant, "When you eat bread remember me" and "When you drink wine remember my blood."
There is no text to say that this rite was to be practiced by anybody other than the apostles who were at the table with Jesus. 1 Corinthians Chapter 11 has Paul saying that he received from the Lord what he handed on to the people at Corinth namely what happened at the Lord’s Supper and he told them to examine themselves before they eat the bread and drink the cup for whoever eats and drinks unworthily sins against the body and blood of the Lord.
He didn’t say the Corinthians were saying this is my body and blood over bread and wine. He only said they were remembering Jesus with bread and a cup in the middle of a meal and because they were doing this unworthily by being in sin they were being punished. In other words, they were making the gesture of honouring Jesus’ memory while desecrating it by honouring sin by refusing to repent. Better to turn away from sin than to remember Jesus for otherwise the remembering is only insulting him. He gives no indication of authorising the bread and wine memorial. He speaks in his letters of letting some things go such as people who keep the old food regulations for the sake of not being too harsh on them.
Given that nobody really loves God with all their heart and being as Jesus commanded, unsurprisingly Paul says we always have sin in us (Romans 3, Romans 7). That means nobody is ever fit to remember Jesus using bread and wine as memorials. His warning the Corinthians to examine themselves for sin before drinking and eating the memorials was therefore an attempt to wean the Corinthians off the ceremony. He didn’t want to forbid them but to make them realise for themselves that it was wrong.
How does this square with Jesus asking the apostles to remember him and giving them the memorials? Paul wrote earlier that the bread we break is a sharing in the Body of Christ and we are all one body for we all share the one bread. Paul said that the cup we bless is a sharing in the blood of Christ. He does not mean the cup is blessed as in being turned into the blood of Christ. The Jews used that expression that the cup was blessed when they took wine and said over it, "Blessed are you O Lord Our God King of the Universe who has given us the fruit of the vine.". But it wasn't really being blessed, it was just being used as an opportunity to bless God.
The answer is that what Jesus gave the apostles was only a memorial not a ritual. We are to remember Jesus every time we take bread and drink.  
The Lord’s Supper is heresy. Anything that is turned into a command by the Church that is not commanded by scripture is heresy.


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