Terminology Tuesday: Real Presence Of Christ In The Eucharist

^The belief that Jesus Christ is actually and sacramentally present in the bread and the wine at the Lord’s Table, or Holy Communion. The biblical basis for this view includes a literal understanding of Jesus’ words of institution, “This is my body…This is My blood “(Mk 14:22-24) as well as the supposed allusion to the Eucharist in Jesus’ bread-of-life discourse (Jn 6:53-58). The real presence is taught by Lutherans and Roman Catholic (with substantial differences).

* *Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 99

God Bless
Brian Mason