Friday, November 7, 2014

No Hocus Pocus Here

This Table is the Lord’s Table, and He has summoned all who are His children to come here and partake.  There will be no hocus pocus here – words muttered in Latin that somehow produce a magical transubstantiation of the bread into the real presence of Christ’s body and the wine into His blood.

When we stand against this error of the church, we are not making less of communion; we are making more of it.  As we come, we are not seeking to make something into Christ – we are coming as His body and we are coming by faith.  And as we come, we are the ones being changed – in our partaking by faith, we are partaking of Christ’s body and blood and our sanctification is really in process.  This is the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit – and the ongoing effect of our union with Christ – union in His death and in His resurrection.  Welcome to life in Jesus Christ. 

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