The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.8

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.8

The Morning Devotional for September 27, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 29.8

VIII. Although ignorant and wicked men receive the outward elements in this sacrament, yet they receive not the thing signified thereby; but by their unworthy coming thereunto are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord, to their own damnation. Wherefore all ignorant and ungodly persons, as they are unfit to enjoy communion with him, so are they unworthy of the Lord’s table, and can not, without great sin against Christ, while they remain such, partake of these holy mysteries,a or be admitted thereunto.b

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.8

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.7

The Morning Devotional for September 26, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 29.7

VII. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this sacrament,a do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but spiritually, receive and feed upon Christ crucified, and all benefits of his death: the body and blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally in, with, or under the bread and wine; yet as really, but spiritually, present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are, to their outward senses.b

a. 1 Cor 11:28. • b. 1 Cor 10:16

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.8

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.6

The Morning Devotional for September 25, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 29.6

VI. That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine, into the substance of Christ’s body and blood (commonly called transubstantiation) by consecration of a priest, or by any other way, is repugnant, not to Scripture alone, but even to common sense and reason; overthroweth the nature of the sacrament; and hath been, and is the cause of manifold superstitions, yea, of gross idolatries.a

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.8

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.5

The Morning Devotional for September 22, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 29.5

V. The outward elements in this sacrament, duly set apart to the uses ordained by Christ, have such relation to him crucified, as that truly, yet sacramentally only, they are sometimes called by the name of the things they represent, to wit, the body and blood of Christ;a albeit, in substance and nature, they still remain truly, and only, bread and wine, as they were before.b

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.8

The Morning Devotional: WCF 29.4

The Morning Devotional for September 21, 2023
The Westminster Confession of Faith 29.4

IV. Private masses, or receiving this sacrament by a priest, or any other, alone;a as likewise the denial of the cup to the people;b worshipping the elements, the lifting them up, or carrying them about for adoration, and the reserving them for any pretended religious use, are all contrary to the nature of this sacrament, and to the institution of Christ.c

a. 1 Cor 10:6. • b. Mark 4:231 Cor 11:25-29. • c. Mat 15:9