Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Usefulness and conscience comforting effect of the Lord Supper. Part V
In the fifth place, Chemnitz draws attention to the fact that Christ’s body is no longer exposed to the miseries and temptations of this world like our bodies. So Christ gives us his body, whose limitations have been put aside, in the supper. In this way, He joins himself to our miserable nature, assuring us that he does not want us to remain in the miseries of this world forever. In offering us his very body in the supper, he assures us that one day our body will be conformed to His, and will be glorified.