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The Eucharist is a Sacrament in which those who sit as guests at the table of the Lord partake of the food of bread, and the cup of wine. By the communication of which bread and wine among them, the grace of the Holy Spirit is sealed, as well as the pardon of sins, to which they attain who by faith discern and perceive the most holy body of Christ affixed to the cross for the sake of our salvation, and his blood poured out to take away our sins, as the promises of God themselves plainly declare. Moreover by these illustrious signs, which may be clearly apprehended, men are instructed and led to confess that Christ sustains them, and continues in them. They learn, besides, how constant should be the interchange of good offices between them and all the faithful, since they are members of one and the same body, of Christ. But for all these purposes there is no need of transubstantiation, nor of that real presence of Christ which is feigned by some. These curious notions are, rather, the invention of man. First, because they are inconsistent with the human nature assumed by the Son of God for our sake ;-they conflict with the Holy Scriptures ;—and are, besides, opposed by the general nature of Sacraments. Such, then, we consider only worthy to be laid aside as frivolous dreams, and to be cast into oblivion. There is the greater reason for this, inasmuch as a pernicious multitude of superstitions has been introduced through them into the Church of

Who are to be admitted to the Lord's table.

Chap. 5.

We will that no one should be admitted to the Lord's table, till he have made profession of his faith in the Church.

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10. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter

11. The Fruits of the Spirit

12. Nature of Divine Grace..

13. Various Meanings of the Word Grace

Extracts from Scripture, Book of Common Prayer,







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