I was entered into covenant with God by baptism, and was then brought under strong engagements to be the Lord’s. But O! I have broken my covenant and backslidden from Christ. If I were under the law or a covenant of works, I would be utterly undone. But, blessed be God, I am under the tenders of a covenant of grace that admits of repentance and a surety for the guilty criminal, and graciously promises pardon to the penitent believer—nay, it promises repentance to the hard-hearted and faith to the unbelieving, and pressingly invites backsliding children to return to God through a Mediator.… Read More A Meditation To Prepare For The Lord’s Supper
Six reasons for receiving the Lord’s Supper at a Table. 1. Christ’s Example: The First Lord’s Supper Was at a Table. Objection Answered: Christ’s example here is prescriptive, not circumstantial. 2. The Nature of the Lord’s Supper. 3. The Lord’s Table (1 Cor. 10:21). Objection Answered: “Table” is not figurative, but supposes a material table. The Purpose of the Table. 4. The Communion of Saints with Christ. 5. Christ’s Offer of Himself is Plural, Not Singular. 6. From Historical Precedent.… Read More Six Reasons For Receiving Communion At A Table
In our previous post we saw that there are three reasons infant baptism does not logically necessitate infant communion. And moreover, the very principles of infant baptism militate against any such idea of infant communion. Now that the primary sophism of Baptists and Paedocommunionists is out of the way, we can focus on the last… Read More Paedocommunion Arguments Examined
A common objection against infant baptism by credo-baptists is that if children are to be baptized, then, for the sake of consistency, they ought to also be admitted to the Lord’s Supper. In other words, the logical conclusion of infant baptism necessarily leads to the absurdity of infant communion; paedocommunion is obviously unbiblical and absurd,… Read More Paedo-Baptism, Yes; Paedo-Communion, No.
All the words of our Lord’s command (with respect to this sacrament) are so expressed that they cannot belong to infants, who can neither receive the bread nor eat it, unless it be chewed for them or soaked. For “babes are fed with milk, and not with meat” (1 Cor. 3:2; Heb. 5:12). Infants cannot examine themselves nor discern the Lord’s body, nor show his death, all which we have just heard the apostle requires of communicants. “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup; for he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”… Read More Paedo-Communion is Unscriptural | Herman Witsius
Communion wafers are inappropriate for the Lord’s Supper, rather, ordinary bread is the proper element for the sacrament. Herman Witsius wrote, “we can by no means approve of the small round things, made of meal, commonly called hosts or wafers, such as now the Romish church is pleased to make use of.” Similarly, John Willison… Read More Why Wafers are Inappropriate for Communion
“Though the sacraments are connected with the thing signified nevertheless both are not received by all men: the ungodly indeed receives the sacrament to his condemnation but he does not receive the truth of the sacrament. As Judas, and Simon the sorcerer, both indeed received the sacrament, but not Christ, who was signified by it,… Read More Sacraments: The Savor of Death to Ungodly Partakers
On every point Transubstantiation is a false, shocking, & novel doctrine. With Transubstantiation falls the sacrifice of the Mass. Upon Transubstantiation, everything important and decisive in the church of Rome may be said in a degree to hang. Yet, Protestant sacramentology truly captures the simple and beautiful institution of Jesus Christ.… Read More Transubstantiation: Unbiblical, Ahistorical, and Unreasonable
“Why dost thou prepare thy teeth and belly? Believe, and thou hast eaten.” (Augustine, Tractate 25). Daniel Featley, Transubstantiation Exploded pp. 154-189. That the words of the institution, “This is my Body,” are to be taken in a tropical [from trope. Figurative; rhetorically changed from its proper or original sense] and figurative sense, is proved:… Read More “This Is My Body”: Literal or Figurative?
1. How Evil the Mass is 2. Why it is Sinful to Attend a Papal Mass 3. Reasons for Going to Mass Answered John Bradford, Hurt of Hearing Mass, Chapter 7. But, to make an end of collecting any more reasons to prove that which all wise men see plainly, namely, that they grievously do… Read More Harm of Attending the Mass: 3. Reasons for Going to Mass Answered