The ordinance of the Lord's Supper is a divinely appointed testimony from the believer's heart to God respecting his trust in Christ's efficacious death. As such it has nevertheless been greatly perverted, the Church of Rome having developed the unwarranted doctrine of transubstantiation. The Lutheran doctrine is to the effect that Christ must be present by omnipotent power in the elements—a blessing to believers and a condemnation to others.
The words, "as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup" (1 Cor. 11:26), indicate the liberty under grace in any matter of times and seasons, that is, relative to frequency in partaking of the Lord's Supper. Here, then, is a testimony from the heart to God by which the Lord's death is shown forth, and one to continue "till he come" again (1 Cor. 11:26), as the Jewish altar set forth Christ's death until He came the first time.
As the resurrection is celebrated by fitting observance of the Lord's Day each week, so it seems probable that it is well to celebrate Christ's death just as often (as some Christians make a practice of doing today).
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