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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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To: Mr. Lucky

Of course the Early Church believed in the Real Presence. It is good that the Lutherans acknowledge that. Like I said in 25, it is the totality of Lutheran beliefs that departs from the patristic teaching.


36 posted on 04/02/2008 2:38:16 PM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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