Posts Tagged ‘ Holy Mass ’

Magical Sacraments in Elfland

Aug 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Someone recently remarked that sacramentalism was a medieval corruption of authentic Christianity. Perhaps the early Christians were cold rationalists, unswayed by superstitious notions that God had created a magical world. God’s world acted strictly according to scientific laws He had put in place and to suggest otherwise amounted the high treason of believing in magic. […]

John Calvin as Confused over Substance and the Eucharist

Jun 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Several years ago when I was once a Calvinist, I remember reading this quote by John Calvin and being impressed by it: We must confess, then, that if the representation which God gives us in the Supper is true, the internal substance of the sacrament is conjoined with the visible signs; and as the bread […]

Does Calvin teach that the Church ceased to exist on account of the Eucharist?

Mar 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Blog Posts

Calvin’s high view of the church doesn’t allow him to make the claim that the true Church of Christ ceased to exist between the time of the Apostles and the 16th century. However, I recently came across something in the Institutes that throws a wrench into Calvin’s consistency.