To: annalex; count-your-change; RnMomof7; boatbums; metmom
Annalex: Christ in present fully in either consecrated species, so long as either species remains in appearance, respectively, apparent bread or apparent wine. Body, blood, soul, and divinity of Christ is present either in the bread or in the wine. This is why a communion in bread alone or in wine alone is possible, and in fact for many centuries was the norm.
So it follows that so long as one of the two species remains what it appears to be, the entire Christ is present.
Old Reggie cites Matthew 26:26-28
I don't understand what is supposed to follow from Matthew 26:26-28 that is contrary to what I said. The species contain body and blood of Jesus and since He is resurrected in the body, blood and flesh are united in Him again. The Apostle ate the consecrated bread and consecrated wine and the two united in their mouths to form the Whole Risen Christ. The two species, by the way, are united also during the Consecration as a part of the consecrated host is dropped into the consecrated wine.
The bread remained bread and the wine remained wine. There is no Scriptural reference whatsoever which even hints that either/or is acceptable. What is so hard to understand about that?
Stick with your man made interpretations. You'll not find it in Scripture.
posted on 12/28/2010 3:13:55 PM PST
by OLD REGGIE
(I am a Biblical Unitarian?)
To: OLD REGGIE; count-your-change; RnMomof7; boatbums; metmom
The bread remained bread and the wine remained wine
Which scripture says that? Matthew 26:26-28 surely doesn't. "This is my body"; "This is my blood".
posted on 01/03/2011 8:52:26 PM PST
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