Many Christians think that the Christian tradition of communion is the same as the Catholic tradition of the Eucharist. The Eucharist (i.e., Transubstantiation) is a Catholic term for communion when the bread and the wine actually become the very body and blood of Jesus Christ. These transformed elements are placed in what is called a monstrance and can then be worshipped as if worshipping Jesus Himself. The implications are tied in with salvation.
With the Eucharist, salvation becomes sacramental (participation in a ritual) as opposed to justification by faith in Christ alone. While this mystical experience called the Eucharist cannot be upheld through Scripture, there appears to be an increase of interest by evangelical Christians toward this practice.
- Deception in His Name
- A Missionary Vision
- Understanding the Eucharist
- The Eucharist: A Biblical Review
- The Monstrance - A Container for Christ?
- The New Evangelization
- Adoring the Eucharist
- Eucharistic Miracles
- Eucharistic Conversions
- The Mary Connection
- The Eucharistic Reign of Christ
- The Passion and the Eucharist
- The Biblical Jesus and the Gospel
Roger Oakland is an author and lecturer and the founder of Understand the Times International. His easy-to-understand teaching style communicates to people of all ages and backgrounds. Over the past twenty-five years, he has lectured at numerous churches, conference, universities, and educational facilities in over fifty countries.