Toxic Christianity encourages self-examination that keeps one bound by guilt and shame. Toxic self-examination is comes from a misunderstanding of Paul’s admonishment of the church at Corinth. Because of this misunderstanding, millions of Christians for ages have been deprived the power of Communion.
Have you ever not taken communion because you committed a sin that week and you were afraid something bad might happen if you took it? Have you ever been told to examine yourself and see if your heart was right with God before taking communion? Have you ever believed that you might go to hell for taking communion with sin in your life? Those are all horrendous heresies that place the focus on the believers works-righteousness rather than on the body of Christ and what he went through on our behalf.