Posted by: L. E. Barnes | August 13, 2012

Monday Message

Just a little reminder about both the historical roots of the mass and its sacrosanct character:

 

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Responses

  1. It is hard to argue with such a strong historical record.

    • Or as John Henry Newman observed, to delve deeply into Church history is to cease to be Protestant.

  2. Justin Martyr should be a must read for all Christians who do not believe Jesus meant what He said at the Last Supper to be literally true. The early Church understood this: “For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; but in like manner as Jesus Christ our Saviour, having been made flesh by the Word of God, had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so likewise have we been taught that the food which is blessed by the prayer of His word, and from which our blood and flesh by transmutation are nourished, is the flesh and blood of that Jesus who was made flesh.”

    • That’s one of the things that persuaded me to accept the Real Presence. The early Christians apparently did not espouse the Protestant view that the bread and wine were mere symbols.


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