Terminology Tuesday: Real Presence Of Christ In The Eucharist

^The belief that Jesus Christ is actually and sacramentally present in the bread and the wine at the Lord’s Table, or Holy Communion. The biblical basis for this view includes a literal understanding of Jesus’ words of institution, “This is my body…This is My blood “(Mk 14:22-24) as well as the supposed allusion to the Eucharist in Jesus’ bread-of-life discourse (Jn 6:53-58). The real presence is taught by Lutherans and Roman Catholic (with substantial differences).

* *Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 99

God Bless
Brian Mason

One thought on “Terminology Tuesday: Real Presence Of Christ In The Eucharist

  1. Luke 22, 19
    And having taken bread, he gave thanks and broke, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

    This verse indicates transubstantiation is neither necessary nor intended.

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