The True Protestant's Manual

The True Protestant's Manual

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... now become a disciple of the Bible, recently declared in abjuration which he publicly made at Geneva of the errors of the Church of Rome. Add to that that the Lord's Supper is a sacrament; that is to say, a sacred and visible sign of an invisible grace. But the sign cannot exist where the reality is; therefore the Romish Eucharist is no longer a sacrament, since, say they, Jesus Christ himself is in it. 92. Stra. You do not believe, then, that Jesus Christ is really in the sacramental bread and wine? Dis. I know that, in 1215, in the Fourth General Council of Lateran, Pope Innocent III. arranged and fixed the doctrine of Transubstantiation, a mysterious and true prodigy, as the Romish Catechism of Geneva expresses it, in which the priest, by means of these words, spoken in Latin, "This is my body, this is my blood," causes the bread and wine of the Lord's Supper to become "really and substantially the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ." But I also know that the Bible gives the lie to this doctrine, both where Jesus said, "Me ye have not always " (Mark xiv. 7), and where St. Paul, in repeating, under the dictation of the Lord, the institution of the Holy Supper, calls the consecrated kinds bread and wine. Again, where it is stated that heaven should contain the humanity of the Saviour until the end of the world; and also where this humanity displayed itself glorified, and no longer material, to the Apostle St. John. (Rev. i. 12--15; Acts iii. 21; Ps. ex. 1.) Now you are aware that I adhere to the Bible. I believe, therefore, that (as an ancient martyr expressed himself) if JesusChrist has not left us, as respects his divinity, yet he has done so as respects his humanity; and I add an more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236774256
  • 9781236774255