Author: R. C. Sproul
Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing 2013
Theme: The Lord's Supper
Format: eBook, Kindle
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: Free copy. I chose to read and review.
The Lord's Supper. In the early Church it was also called Agape Feast, Love Feast, the Eucharist.
It is a solemn ceremony celebrated by Christians who are in a "proper attitude" before God and fellow man. The Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Church each view the Lord's Supper with a different definition. For the Roman Catholic they believe in transubstantiation, the wine is actually Christ's blood and the bread is actually Christ's body. For the Reformed, Protestant, the wine and bread are symbolism.
R. C. Sproul has written a brief lesson on the Lord's Supper. It covers areas needed in order to understand the ordinance of the Lord's Supper.
What helped me the most is understanding the different beliefs on the Lord's Supper held by the Roman Catholic Church and Protestant Church.
Sproul shares the history of how first century Rome thought Christians were taking part in cannibalism, they did not understand the significance of the ordinance.
He went back the Old Testament showing us how "Jesus fulfilled the Old Covenant."
In the Roman Catholic Church as well as some Protestant's consider the Lord's Supper as a holy sacrament, the Baptist's use the name ordinance. Sproul explains how the Reformed Church views the sacrament.
I understood the serious nature of taking part in the Lord's Supper. My parents both taught me that my mind-set, attitude, inner person, must be right with the Lord. Before I take part in the Lord's Supper I pray, praying that God will reveal to me any unforgiveness in my heart.
"So when we celebrate the Lord's Supper, we see that its not just a sign of what has already happened, but it's also a sign and seal of what will happen in the future."
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