Quote from: Brian Stoffregen on March 26, 2022, 01:21:35 AMQuote from: Timothy Schenks on March 25, 2022, 11:07:47 PM
The Confessions do say that you can receive the Sacrament from evil men (Augustana ARTICLE VIII). But why would you want to?
Because I want the tangible presence of Jesus and the benefits that he brings with him. Also, because he said to do this often.
In addition, the evil man may be extremely poor at preaching the gospel, but I am certain to receive God's grace and forgiveness in the sacrament (which I may especially need considering my thoughts towards the preacher after enduring his sermon).
I'd rather find a faithful pastor/congregation.