more than a single purpose

John Dagg on the Lord’s Supper,

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“This simple ceremony is admirably contrived to serve more than a single purpose. While it shows forth the Lord’s death, it represents at the same time the spiritual benefit which the believer derives from it. He eats the bread, and drinks the wine, in token of receiving his spiritual sustenance from Christ crucified. The rite preaches the doctrine that Christ died for our sins, and that we live by his death. He said, “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you” (John 6:53). These remarkable words teach the necessity of his atoning sacrifice, and of faith in that sacrifice. Without these, salvation and eternal life are impossible.” (Manual of Church Order)

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One thought on “more than a single purpose

  1. The Lord’s Supper in symbol shows how, by faith, the sinner takes the death of Christ on his behalf and makes it his own. It pictures how he is strengthened by Christ as our sustinance and how He becomes a part of us. As the bread and wine is taken into us and becomes to us a part of us Christ becomesa life giving nourishment for our souls.

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