The Bible teaches Christ’s Spiritual presence at the Lord’s Supper. This position, or one similar to it, had held privilege of place among Christians until the nineteenth century. Yet for many today, the Spiritual presence of Christ at the Lord’s Supper represents suspect doctrine.
I want to argue that the Bible makes the case that in the Supper by faith the Spirit nourishes our soul, heightens our experience of Christ (since the Spirit is the Lord’s Spirit), and cements our unity with the body of Christ, the church.
For clarity’s sake, I am not talking about theories of how Christ is present (transubstantiation, consubstantiation, or impanation). Nor do I intend to make the argument for the Supper as an instrument of grace. I am speaking about the general idea that Christ through his Spirit acts through our faith and in the symbols of the bread and cup.
Here are nine biblical arguments for Christ’s Spiritual presence at the Supper.[Read more…] about Nine Biblical Arguments for the Spiritual Presence of Christ at the Lord’s Supper