J. C. Ryle on the unbiblical Roman idea of the Real Presence

Robert Strivens, principal of London Seminary, explains J. C. Ryle’s opposition to the Roman concept of the Real Presence.

The doctrine of the real presence obscures the biblical understanding of saving faith. It does this by re-directing, at least to some extent, the attention of faith from the finished work of Christ at Calvary to the eucharist. Confidence for the forgiveness of sins is placed, at least in part, in the very act of participating in the eucharistic liturgy, instead of uniquely in the sacrifice of Christ on the cross.

Robert Strivens

Read Dr. Strivens’ essay from London Seminary.

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