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The context of 1 Cor 11:29 in the Greek does not refer to the body of Christ in general (now comprised of all believers), but to the individual physiological body of the believer in particular. Bruce M. Metzger, on page 496 of the Second Edition of his very able and critically-panned Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (Stuttgart: Deutsche ...


The broader context to these verses is that when they came together as a church they treated the Lord’s Supper as a common matter, like a regular meal. Not only so but in so doing, they treated it as a party where they ignored the poor, injuring them by their actions. There were ‘divisions’ among them v18. Some of them went ahead with ‘private suppers’. As a ...

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