The Eucharist Contoversy
Why am I discussing this topic ? This topic is important to discuss because many misunderstand the meaning of the Lord's Supper . Many consider that when entered in the Holy Supper the bread and wine actually become the body and blood of Christ . But there are considered only as a symbol . Anything else makes the mystical communion of various diseases can be cured and some people believe that communion is not for healing but we are commemorating the death of Christ was willing to sacrifice for us . Of course each has a specific reason . But I am only going to discuss that in accordance with my views once I studied it .
Holy Communion is God's gift to us and the question is Have we understand what the Lord's Supper ? Why do we have to accept communion ? One of the biggest debates in particular the reform era is about communion among reformers . Broadly speaking , there are some doctrines concerning the Lord's Supper , namely :
1 ) Transubstantiation , triggered by the Roman church - no change or transformation , which transforms bread into the body of Christ is literally so does the wine transformed into the blood of Christ . Christ physically present . The emphasis is on : " This is my body . "
2 ) Consubtansiasi initiated by Luther ; bread and wine remain bread and wine but the real presence of Christ , cover the bread and wine . So when we enjoy the bread , we also enjoy the body of Christ as well as when we enjoy wine , we enjoyed the wine and the blood of Christ .
3 ) Zwingli saw the holy communion as a sign . Communion was to commemorate the death of Christ and the love of Christ through His body broken and his blood poured out . The emphasis lies on : " ... in remembrance of me . "
4 ) Calvin stated that the bread remains bread and wine but the wine was still a sacred meal was not merely remembering Christ . Not ! Holy Communion is a means of grace which Christ is present spiritually in the work of the Holy Spirit so that the notion of truth and faith the Holy Spirit works in such a way to bring us closer to Christ and enter into the presence of Christ is even closer when we hear the truth of God's Word .
I agree with Calvin . Bread and wine remain bread . We should not make mysticism and we should not assume it's really become the body and blood of Christ . let us not mensakralkan bread and the wine itself . Not the bread and wine that gives it a miracle . Not ! The Lord Jesus said , " This is my body ... " then spiritually , He is present in the work of the Holy Spirit so that when we receive the bread and anggir with faith and understanding that is true then the Holy Spirit will work in such a way to make us understand the truth and kebenarn embedded in our lives . Reformed theology see the sacraments as means of grace . Why sacrament was to be a means of grace ? Is the truth of God's word alone was not enough for us ? Is not that taught in the sacrament also has taught in the Word of God ? Holy Communion must...