Thank you LQ for your reply here. Moreover you are absolutely correct in your statements and I've been trying to reiterate these very points for the two years I've been on this website. However the questions you are responding to were actually rhetorical and designed to lead basically to the very conclusions you just articulated. The only question I'm actually posing is found in the last couple of paragraphs of my initial post.Which "body" should one discern? His/her own? It's answered in verse 27: "respecting the body and the blood of the Lord". That said, what makes up "the body"? Go back one chapter to 1 Cor 10:17: "Because there is one loaf, we, although many, are one body, for we are all partaking of that one loaf." And forward one chapter to 1 Cor 12:12: "For just as the body is one but has many members, and all the members of that body, although many, are one body, so too is the Christ. 13 For by one spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink one spirit."
You ask, what would this imply with respect to children? Seems Paul believed children are sanctified when their parents were together, even if one was unbelieving. (1 Cor 7:14). Other than that, I know of know other statement in the Bible relating to children and their salvation, thus could not say with regards to partaking. One would have to judge for themselves.
Since Paul indicated there in 1 Corinthians 11:26 that this memorial observance would come to an end when our Lord would "arrive," the question that comes to my mind would be what exactly did he mean by this? Jesus had of course ALREADY arrived in at least some sense even before Paul penned these words here in 1st Corinthians, and yet we find that this "death of the Lord" was nevertheless being "proclaimed" by this memorial observance over twenty years later in this case. Even more interesting is the fact that the setting here was one in which the divine marriage covenant had already been renewed for the fourth foretold time by the arrival of Jesus 22 years earlier and the birth of the kingdom that was associated with it. This means that the "arrival" in question was not in any way connected to the "kingdom of the son of his love," but rather to the long anticipated Millennial Reign. (1 Col 1:13)
So the question I am proposing we might want to ponder and discuss is basically the following:
Since this final foretold "arrival" or establishment of the theocratic nation was something directly attributed to the moment of the blowing of the "seventh trumpet" or what Paul refers to as the "last trumpet" there in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, should we perhaps be recognizing that exact time as when we should discontinue our observance of the Memorial? (Re 11:15) OR might it have been the case that Paul was referring to the time in which the full power and authority of this Millennial Reign would be extended also upon the earth as opposed to simply the heavens.
After all, Paul had clearly indicated in this same chapter of Corinthians that all the remaining ones among the anointed would be "incorruptible and immortal" by the time that all the events outlined in this "last trumpet" were fulfilled. Moreover when we review the list of events foretold to accompany this "seventh trumpet" there in Revelation, we can see that this not the only part of the prophesy we are still waiting to experience.
My personal inclination is that we should be observing the Memorial until we witness or otherwise experience what Paul speaks of there in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53. But I was curious if anyone else might have some scriptures they'd like to produce on the topic for us to consider.