Welcome to Columbia River Bible Fellowship
Columbia River Bible Fellowship is a group of believers dedicated to “the
preaching of Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery”
(Rm.16:25) revealed to our apostle, the Apostle Paul (Rm.11:13). Our
services are designed around the teaching of God’s Word rightly divided as
revealed by the Lord Jesus Christ to Paul (II Tim.2:15). We are focused on
the growth and edification process by which a believer is to be equipped so
that we may labor together with God in all peace and joy (I Cor.3:9).
So come and join us as we study God’s Word and fellowship as brothers and
sisters in Christ. If you cannot visit in person, feel free to follow along
by listening to the lessons on the Sermons page which is updated each week
as lessons are taught.
Communion has been the subject of much debate throughout church history. It was one of the most contentious subjects addressed by Luther and Zwingli when they met at Marburg to hash out their differences. Luther, like the Roman Catholics, was “literal” when it came to some things. It is reported that when Zwingli said the elements only represent the body and blood, Luther, as he was wont to do, kept pounding his fist and defiantly reaffirmed, “This is my body, this is my blood”! Unlike the Roman Catholics, however, Luther maintained this presence was spiritual. To this end, Luther also believed that Christ being at the right hand of God meant everywhere, and is not a literal localized presence. Calvin, on the other hand, would later attempt to bridge the two traditions. He maintained that while communion is sacramental as a ceremony, Christ is indeed locally at the right hand of the Father. This too would obviously have implications for communion and those who would follow his lead.