From the Confessions: The Defense of the Augsburg Confession
Concerning Both Kinds in the Lord’s Supper
In the judgment of God, will the reasons that he cites excuse those who prohibit a part of the Sacrament, and who rage against people using the entire Sacrament?
Pulling It Together
All of God’s people are to be given both kinds in the Lord’s Supper—both the bread and the wine, his body and his blood. The reason for this usage is simply this: the Lord himself commands this practice for the forgiveness of sins. “Take, eat...drink of it, all of you.” May God’s mercy extend to those who forbid and withhold the cup that Christ so clearly offers to all who believe.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for pouring out the new covenant upon all believers. Amen.
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