Partaking in Both Kinds

Book 4/Chapter 17 Frequent celebration (section 44) 1. What was the unvarying rule for the ancient church? Not a spectator event (section 45) 1. What two early fathers objected strongly to the practice of coming to church and not partaking of the Supper? Annual partaking (section 46) 1. What does Calvin call the custom of …

At Least Weekly

Book 4/Chapter 17 Worthy partaking (section 41) 1. How did the Romanists interpret worthy participation? 2. What did Calvin think that would mean for us? Faith and love (section 42) 1. How did the Roman approach deprive sinners? 2. What does worthy participation consist of chiefly? Trifles (section 43) 1. What sorts of issues does …

No Adoration of the Elements

Book 4/Chapter 17 Unbelief at the Supper (section 34) 1. According to Calvin’s opponents, what do the wicked receive in the Supper? 2. Which church father does Calvin cite in opposition to this? 3. Where alone, according to Augustine, do the sacraments effects what they symbolize? Perverted rashness (section 35) 1. What has perverted rashness …

The Bond of our Union

Book 4/Chapter 17 Not brought down (section 31) 1. Are we fed by Christ’s body through Him coming down from Heaven in any way? A secret too lofty (section 32) 1. Does Calvin claim to comprehend this mystery? 2. What teaching does Calvin emphatically reject? What unbelievers receive (section 33) 1. What do inquisitive men …

The Ascension and the Supper

Book 4/Chapter 17 The meaning of the ascension (section 27) 1. What did the Sophists teach about the ascension? 2. What does Calvin counter with? Testimony from Augustine (section 28) 1. What do these men appeal to in support of their doctrine? 2. What does Calvin answer concerning Augustine? 3. According to Augustine, why did …

Not Aristotle, but Rather the Spirit

Book 4/Chapter 17 The limits of reason (section 24) 1. What do Calvin’s opponents accuse him of? 2. How does Calvin reply? Appeal to power (section 25) 1. What happens when the transubstantionists run themselves into absurdities? The body in Heaven (section 26) 1. What is not Calvin’s reason for teaching that the body of Christ …