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Doing the First Works: Transubstantiation

Just one of several weird Catholic doctrines easy to biblically refute:

When I was a young teen I remember some younger friends of my sister’s whose families lived in our neighborhood and were Catholic, some of Irish and some of Italian backgrounds. While very decent people morally they were steeped in the culture of Catholicism both in practice and in mythology. One of the myths that made quite an impression upon us was their belief in “transubstantiation;” which is the belief that in the Catholic communion the bread and fruit of the vine are miraculously changed into the flesh and blood of Christ. Continue reading » Doing the First Works: Transubstantiation

The Lord’s Supper

Any discussion of the Lord’s Supper as an act of worship necessitates decisions regarding what aspect of the subject is to be explored.  In addition to the institution and observance of the supper, there are questions regarding the emblems, frequency of observance, and to whom it is to be offered.  In following our format in this series, the material offered for consideration constitutes a general, cursory view of the topic.

The Purpose

Concisely stated, the Lord’s Supper is a commemorative meal.  It is designed to help us remember our Lord and Savior.  While the emblems bring to mind the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross, His divine instructions at the institution of the supper are to be understood more broadly, stating that the eating of the emblems is to be done “in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19).  In addition to the death of our Lord, his perfect life, authoritative teaching, confirming miracles, and resurrection should be considered as well.  Each of these combined show him to be our Savior and Lord.

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