Communion Or Eucharist, How Should We Think About This Sacrament?

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Communion or Eucharist, how should we think about this sacrament? The sacrament of the Communion is more than just a celebration during Church service in remembrance of Jesus’ death; it is so believers of Christ can fully accept Jesus into their bodies. The Eucharist is how the Catholic Church describes the transformation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Even though the bread and wine is transformed into the body and blood of Jesus, the physical properties of the bread and wine do not change. Instead, Jesus is entirely present in the appearance of bread and wine. This means that when Christians accept the offering of the Eucharist, they are accepting that Jesus is present with them and that they are consuming his body and blood so blood can spend eternity with him in heaven. Due to the information presented in the gospels of John and Matthew and the teachings of the theologians Justin the Martyr and Thomas Aquinas, Christians should believe that God is present with them when they accept the Eucharist due to transubstantiation.
Scriptural Interpretation There are multiple locations in the Holy Bible where the Eucharist is described as the Son of Man’s flesh and blood. This refers to why members of the Catholic Church physically accept the sacrament of Communion. They are truly consuming the body and blood of Jesus, in its accidental form, as bread and wine, because of the transubstantiation of the bread and wine into the body and blood of…

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