Christ's Love and the New Believer - Part 4
This is a continuation of Christ's Love and the New Believer. Please do well to visit my profile to read the connecting article to have a more organized understanding of it.
THE LORD'S SUPPER
THE Lord's Supper is not only a symbol of the love that Christians should have for one another; it also serves as a reminder of how Christ's death atoned for our sins. For those who partake of the meal in a righteous, worthy, and faith-filled manner, the bread we break represents the Body of Christ, and the cup of blessing represents the Blood of Christ.
Holy Scripture cannot demonstrate transubstantiation (or the change in substance of the bread and wine at the Lord's Supper), because it is contrary to the plain meaning of Scripture, undermines the essence of a sacrament, and has given rise to several superstitions.
In the Supper, the Body of Christ is only presented, received, and consumed in a heavenly and spiritual manner. And faith is the means by which the Body of Christ is accepted and consumed during the Supper.
By Christ's ordinance, the Lord's Supper was not to be kept in a special place, carried around, hoisted up, or worshipped.
THE WICKED WHICH EAT NOT THE BODY OF CHRIST IN THE USE OF THE LORD'S SUPPER
The Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ is physically and visibly pressed between the teeth of the Wicked and those who lack a living faith, but despite this, according to Saint Augustine, they are not Christ's fellow citizens and instead are guilty of eating and drinking the sign or sacrament of such a great thing.
The Lord's Cup should not be withheld from laypeople since, according to Christ's ordinance and command, all Christian men should receive the Lord's Supper equally.
THE ONE OBLATION OF CHRIST FINISHED UPON THE CROSS
There is no other way to satisfy sin but via THE OFFERING OF CHRIST, which is the only adequate atonement, propitiation, and satisfaction for all of the sins of the entire world, both original and actual. Because of this, the Mass sacrifices, in which it was a prevalent belief that the Priest offered Christ for the quick and the dead to receive forgiveness of sin or grief, were blasphemous myths and perilous lies.
Churchofengland, 'Articles of Religion' (online) <https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/worship-texts-and-resources/book-common-prayer/articles-religion#II>.