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The Overcorrection of the Evangelical Sacramentalists

April 2nd, 2024 | 4 min read

By Gillis Harp

Neglect of the sacraments has often been a problem among contemporary evangelical Protestants, particularly those in non-denominational churches. Understandably, some evangelicals have reacted by adopting weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper.  About a dozen years ago, The Gospel Coalition website observed that weekly communion had “become a badge of honor in a growing number of Presbyterian and Baptist churches.”  Since then, this trend seems (at least anecdotally) to have increased.  Though weekly communion is not explicitly mandated in the New Testament, it does appear to have been common in the early church.

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