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And Christ says of that which is blessed, which is offered, received, eaten and drunk: This is My body; this is My blood.
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And for this reason He assumed our nature, that in that nature, which was under the Law, satisfaction and fulfillment might be made.
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And there is a difference between the essence of a Sacrament and its use.
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As however the ancients say that in case of necessity any Christian lay person can administer the sacrament of Baptism, so Luther says the same thing about absolution in case of necessity, where no priest is present.
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At this point Ambrose, Jerome, and Augustine recognized what they had not noticed before, namely that while they themselves and the other ancient fathers had been so preoccupied with stirring up zeal for good works, they had made many statements which did not agree with the analogy of faith.
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But this faith was first conceived through the preaching of the apostles, which they themselves had received from the teaching of the Son of God.
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But we deny that it follows from this that we must therefore assert the kind of transubstantiation which the Papalists teach.
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For although the keys were given to the church itself, as the ancients correctly teach, we nevertheless by no means hold that any and every Christian without distinction should or can take to himself or exercise the ministry of the Word and sacraments without a legitimate call.
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For Christ, both God and man, must lay hold on us in order that there may be a union between Him and us.
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For we can affirm with a good conscience that we have, after reading the Holy Scripture, applied ourselves and yet daily apply ourselves to the extent that the grace of the Lord permits to inquiry into and investigation of the consensus of the true and purer antiquity.
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I am calling attention just to the main points of these tremendously important matters, which can be understood better by pious meditation than explained by human language.
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In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor, kinsman, and brother.
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Jerome in his Dialogus adv. Pelagianos condemned many statements which we can read not only in the writings of the ancients but also in the very books of Jerome himself.
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Long and acrimonious was the controversy between the later Greek theologians and the Latin church regarding the procession of the Holy Spirit.
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Nevertheless the meaning is not that the blessed bread which is divided, which is offered, and which the apostles received from the hand of Christ was not the body of Christ but becomes the body of Christ when the eating of it is begun.
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On this basis people are to be taught, admonished, and exhorted to more diligent and frequent use of the Eucharist.
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Some had the custom of receiving the Eucharist daily, some twice a week, some on the Lord's day, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, some only on the Lord's Day.
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Such sacrifices, that is, such adoration, which asks for benefits and aids in needs, Epiphanius argues, is worship belonging only to God.
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The other thing which we hold concerning the authority of the fathers we have also learned from the fathers themselves.
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The words of the Supper are known, plain, and clear in their natural and true sense.
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Therefore we examine with considerable diligence the consensus of the true, learned, and purer antiquity, and we love and praise the testimonies of the fathers which agree with the Scripture.
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This doctrine of Christ and of the apostles, from which the true faith of the primitive church was received, the apostles at first delivered orally, without writing, but later, not by any human counsel but by the will of God, they handed it on in the Scriptures.
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Thus first of all in His own person He sanctified, restored, and blessed human nature.
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We also hold that no dogma that is new in the churches and in conflict with all of antiquity should be accepted.
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What now, after the blessing, is truly and substantially present, offered, and received is truly the body and blood of Christ.
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