Blog Template Theology of the Body: Accidental Corpus et Sanguine

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Accidental Corpus et Sanguine

... Furthermore, I am sick and tired of trite, titillating theologies of the Eucharist among those Modern Evangelicals who like to pretend that their own divines (read: Martin Luther, John Calvin, et al) did not believe in the effective, transactive nature of the Eucharist. I have seen good people tossing Ritz crackers and grape jouce around at the end of a service with nary an Institution Narrative to ground their haphazard affair of nodding to the nice images of bread and wine. How nice. A common meal of common foodstuffs to bind us all in charity or something... But is this sort of practice Biblical? Hardly.

Matthew 26: 26 28- "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body...And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Cf Mark 14 and Luke 22 as well.

John 6: 53- 56-
"Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him."

1 Corinthians 10:16- "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?"

1 Corinthians 11:25-27 - "After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord."