Holy Communion: Rome v Reformed

While studying the historical and theological background of the Lord's Supper (part of which I posted a few days back), I came across this helpful summary of the differences between Rome's understanding of the Mass and the Reformed understanding of the Lord's Supper.  It is found in Francis Turretin's Institutes of Elenctic Theology (vol. 3,… Continue reading Holy Communion: Rome v Reformed

The Lord’s Table (Not Altar)

One of the many deep, theological, biblical, and practical differences between Roman Catholic churches and Reformed churches is the understanding of the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Rome teaches that in the Eucharist, the bread and wine become Christ's actual body and blood which are then offered on the altar as a sacrifice.  "The Eucharist is… Continue reading The Lord’s Table (Not Altar)

The Frequency of the Holy Supper

One main objection I hear against frequent celebration of the Lord's Supper is this: "If we have the Lord's Supper too much it won't be special any more."  This would be a valid objection if the Lord's Supper was like Christmas or any old birthday.  If the Supper is simply something that the church does to remember Jesus' death, it would… Continue reading The Frequency of the Holy Supper