William AttersollBadges of ChristianityBook 3, ch. 5, pp. 350-352 Christ delivered his Last Supper in bread and wine, then these signs may not be altered, but must be retained for the perpetual use and comfort of the Church. And howsoever it be left to the choice and liberty of the Church, what bread or what… Read More Christ Alone Defines the Sacramental Elements
“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?
Did Judas partake of the Lord’s Supper? The Gospel accounts seem contradictory. Luke seems to imply that he was there, but the others seem to imply that he had already left by the time the sacrament was administered by Christ. Theologians have landed on either side of this question, but the orthodox affirm that even if… Read More Did Judas Partake of the Lord’s Supper?
The following is an excerpt from the Journals of the House of Commons where the divines explain to Parliament what they mean by “ignorant or scandalous” (WLC 173; WCF 29:8; DPW on the Lord’s Supper) in regards to those who are unable to take the Lord’s Supper. Article Submitted To The House Of Commons Explaining… Read More Westminster Assembly on the Conditions for Partaking of the Lord’s Supper
A DISCOURSE OF SELF-EXAMINATION by Stephen Charnock vol. iv, Works, pgs. 483-493. Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves: know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 2 Corinthians 13:5 The apostle having blamed the Corinthians for some enormities among them,… Read More Self Examination | Stephen Charnock
A DISCOURSE OF THE UNWORTHY RECEIVING OF THE LORD’S SUPPER by Stephen Charnock vol. iv, Works, pgs. 472-482. Whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself,… Read More Unworthy Receiving of the Lord’s Supper | Stephen Charnock
A DISCOURSE OF THE SUBJECTS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER by Stephen Charnock vol. iv, Works, pgs. 427-471. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 1… Read More The Partakers of the Lord’s Supper | Stephen Charnock
A DISCOURSE OF THE END OF THE LORD’S SUPPER by Stephen Charnock vol. iv, Works, pgs. 392-426. “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” 1 Corinthians 11:26. The Corinthians were a church planted by Paul, watered by a long preaching among them;… Read More The Purpose of the Lord’s Supper | Stephen Charnock