Okay, in light of my comments yesterday – you know, the ones where I insisted that if you don’t have a firm grasp on the proper definition (i.e. reality) of a thing you are doomed to abuse it? – I though I would post this stunning example of Baby-Golfing* for you all to see exactly what happens when we in the Church fail to properly define, explain, teach, and learn our doctrines.
In this case, it is the Lord’s Supper that is being taken to the golf course for the afternoon. Watch and see how these folks’ massive lack of understanding concerning what the Lord’s Supper actually is causes them to abuse the sacrament in the most unholy way.
Also, just to bring you folks that may need it up to speed a bit on what the Lord’s Supper is and the solemn respect it is due, I present this relevant passage from the Apostle Paul:
For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.
– 1st Corinthians 11:23-30 (ESV)
And now, the video. Normally at this time I would tell you to “Enjoy!”, but for this one, the best I can say is:
*That’s right, I’ve coined the term and now I’m going to use it as shorthand for any example of misuse/abuse of something stemming from a malformed (or nonexistent) understanding of that thing.