The Eucharistical Service

The Eucharistical Service

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1740 edition. Excerpt: ...concerning the Obligation we are supposed to be under to offer the Eucharistical Elements in way of Sacrifice: Yet for a fuller Satisfaction in that Point, which has of late, and is still much debated, I shall here, by way of Appendix, explain a little farther what I have said, and subjoin a few other Observations. Now those who contend for a material Sacrifice in the Eucharist, lay the main Stress upon the Celebration of theJirjl Eucharist; In which they imagine they have not only Christ for their Example, but his Command likewise to oblige them to do as he had done. But should we allow, that our Saviour, at the first Institution of his Supper, did offer the Eucharistical Elements in Way of Sacrifice, the Consequence that we are obliged to do the same will by no Means follow; and that because what he did, or is supposed to do in this Case, was peculiar to himself, and not imitable by us, JHe was the only Priest that could offer a true and proper Sacrifice for Sins; and himself the only Sacrifice, that would be accepted as such and the one Oblation of this Sacrifice was full, perfect, and sufficient, and therefore needed no Addition or Repetition. Whenever therefore we suppose this one Oblation to be made, either in the Eucharist, or on the Cross, or at any other Time, the Sacrifice was finished and compleat on the Part of the Offerer; and all other Offerings after this must cease of course, and all other Sacrifices be needless and mere WiU-ioorJhip. For if Christ by one Offering hath perfected for ever them that are JancJtfied, what Occasion can there possibly be for any other Offering? Some suppose that this one Offering was not finished all at once, but by Degrees, beginning at the Paschal Solemnity, and concluding with our Saviour's...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236789512
  • 9781236789518