The New Testament
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1 Corinthians 10:16

16 The acup of blessing which we bbless, is it not the 1fellowship of the cblood of Christ? The dbread which we break, is it not the 1fellowship of the ebody of Christ?

161 Or, joint participation in. Fellowship here refers to the believers' communion in the joint participation in the blood and body of Christ. This makes us, the participants in the Lord's blood and body, not only one with one another but also one with the Lord. We, the participants, make ourselves identified with the Lord in the fellowship of His blood and body. The apostle's thought here was to illustrate how eating and drinking make the eaters and drinkers one with what they eat and drink. The Corinthians should have realized that their abusive eating of idol sacrifices actually made them one with the demons behind the sacrifices.