Quote Of the Day: Bavinck On the Lords Supper 

“Of primary importance in the Lord’s Supper is what God does, not what we do. The Lord’s Supper is above all a gift of God, a benefit of Christ, a means of communicating his grace. If the Lord’s Supper were only a memorial meal and an act of confession, it would cease to be a sacrament in the true sense. The Lord’s Supper, however, is on the same level as the Word and baptism and therefore must, like them, be regarded first of all as a message and assurance to us of divine grace. … Indeed, the host here, in granting the signs of bread and wine, offers his own body and blood as nourishment and refreshment for their souls. That is a communion that far surpasses the communion inherent in a memorial meal and an act of confession. It is not merely a reminiscence of or a reflection on Christ’s benefits but a most intimate bonding with Christ himself, just as food and drink are united with our body.” (Bavinck, Dogmatics IV, 567).

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4 responses to “Quote Of the Day: Bavinck On the Lords Supper 

  1. In light of I Cor. 11:23-26….He’s wrong.

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  2. James 3.17

    Nice one, you have the burden of proof brotha 🙂

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  3. Ok. Here you go….
    I Cor. 11:23-26

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  4. James 3.17

    I’m not clear on where he is wrong. Could you elaborate a little?

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