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To: Mr. Lucky
is the Lutheran confession as well.

The Lutheran confession on this score, correct me if I am wrong, is in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The departure from Catholicism is in the rejection of the belief in transsubstatiation. I consider this a very serious breach from the Holy Tradition, which always spoke of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist as objective and not a product of the communicant's faith effort.

Over all, -- given the entirety of Luther's beliefs, including the mangling of the Old Testament Canon, discouragement of the monastic devotions, and the intrioduction of the innovative doctrines of Sola Fide and Sola Scriptura, -- I think you were right the first time, that Lutheran confession dates from 16c and not from the Early Church.

33 posted on 04/02/2008 9:33:56 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex
The Lutheran Confession with regard to the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is found at Article X of the Augsburg Confession (which was written by Philip Melanchthon, not Martin Luther as is often thought).

...the Body and Blood of Christ are truly present, and are distributed to those who eat the Supper of the Lord and they (Lutherans) reject those that teach otherwise.

It is the Lutheran belief that this article of faith was shared by the early Church.

35 posted on 04/02/2008 11:27:58 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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