A Discourse Against Transubstantiation

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M. Flesher, 1685 - Lord's Supper - 43 pages
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Page 37 - Christian doctrine, it must have the same confirmation with the whole, and that its miracles: but of all doctrines in the world it is peculiarly incapable of being proved by a miracle. For if a miracle were wrought for the proof of it, the very same assurance which...
Page 8 - This is my body, and this is my blood, the nature of bread is no more there, but his very body; notwithstanding there appeareth not to the sight, or other sense of the receiver, any thing that appeared not before the consecration.
Page 19 - Constantinople about the year 750 did argue thus, that our Lord having left us no other image of himself but the sacrament, in which the substance of bread is the image of his body, we ought to make no other image of our Lord.
Page 14 - Christ's body is the body of Christ, and the sacrament of the blood of Christ is the blood of Christ ; so the sacrament of faith (baptism) is faith.
Page 21 - of late, not having a right opinion concerning the sacrament of the body and blood of our Lord, have said that this is the body and blood of our Lord which was born of the Virgin Mary, and in which our Lord suffered upon the cross, and rose from the dead: which errorj says he, 'we have opposed with all our might.
Page 7 - But let a man examine himfelf, and fo let him eat of that bread and drink of that cup.
Page 29 - necessary to a miracle : — that there should be a supernatural effect wrought, and that this afreet be evident to sense, so that, though a supernatural effect be wrought, yet if it be not evident to sense, it is. to all the ends and purposes of a miracle, as if it were not, and can be no testimony or proof of any thing, because it stands in need of another miracle, to give testimony to it.
Page 36 - He that can once be brought to contradict or deny his senses, is at an end of certainty; for what can a man be certain of, if he be not certain of what he sees ? In some circumstances our senses may deceive us, but no faculty deceives us so little and so seldom: and when our senses do deceive us, even that error is not to be corrected without the help of our senses.
Page 43 - A Discourse about Tradition ; shewing what is meant by it, and what Tradition is to be received, and what Tradition is to be rejected.

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