Communion Or Eucharist?

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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 …show more content…
Theologians argue both sides of the story; some argue that Christians should celebrate the sacrament of Communion in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifices for the world. On the other side of the story, other theologians argue that Christians are physically eating the body and drinking blood of Jesus, in its accidental form of bread and wine due to transubstantiation, when they celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. Justin the Martyr was a Samaritan born in a Roman colony in Palestine. All throughout his childhood he was looking for the meaning of life. He was convicted of the truth of the scripture and he saw the Christian faith as the fulfillment of philosophy. This theme is seen in his writing, where he truly defends the word of …show more content…
In this letter Justin was not only arguing against the singling out of Christian believers, he was also defending the philosophy of Christianity and Christian traditions. Justin stated, “And this food is called among us, of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things we teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission sins.” In this letter Justin addressed the issue of transubstantiation. Justin, who was a huge defender of transubstantiation, believed for a Christian to truly receive the Eucharist, they had to believe that they were truly receiving the body and blood of Jesus in the accidental form of bread and wine. During this time there many members of the Reformed Church were calling the members of the Catholic Church cannibals for actually eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking his blood. Based on this fact alone, members of the Reformed Church had to believe that the transubstantiation was an actual thing because they would not be calling Catholics cannibals if they thought it was just bread and wine instead of Jesus’ body and blood. This was another reason why Justin had to address the Eucharist in this letter, to put these rumors to rest. Justin stated, “For not as common bread and common drink do we receive these; …we been taught that the food

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