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Apostolic Theology of the Breaking of Bread



Having written an academic journal article on this very theme, I think it's about time to do a wee bit of popularization. So, over the next few weeks, I'm going to post now and again on this topic in nice easy to understand English.

So, for today, I simply want to leave you with two quotes from D.P. Williams on the Lord's Supper. I'll leave my comments for the next time. Williams wrote that in the Breaking of Bread:
‘through the agency of the Holy Spirit, and the blessing of Christ, the effectiveness of the Finished Work on Man’s behalf is spiritually experienced and appropriated by them who have entered within the bonds of the Covenant of Grace.’

This meant that for Williams:
‘To neglect and disregard the Holy Sacrament is to disregard the very Covenant itself.’
D.P. Williams, Riches of Grace, Vol. iii, No. 7 (May 1928)