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as a Roman Catholic, to lean upon the decisions of the Church to which he belongs. So far, however, as I can understand his language, in the closing sentence of the paragraph last quoted (p. 243)—the learned lecturer deems himself able, on hermeneutical principles, to support the proof from the words of Institution, as strongly as he has, by the same means, already supported the proof from John vi; so that, waiving the authority of the Council of Trent, he likewise engages to establish his next position on the sole ground of Scripture. To the arguments therefore, employed for that purpose, I have now to request the reader's attention.





For facility of reference, I here present the different passages, from the New Testament, in which an account is given of the Institution of the Eucharist.


26 Εσθιόντων δε αύτων, λα- 26 And as they were eating, Jesus βων ο Ιησούς τον άρτον, και took bread, and blessed it, and brake ευλογήσας, έκλασε και εδίδου it, and gave it to the disciples, and τους μαθηταίς, και είπε, Λάβετε, | said, Take, eat; this is my body. φάγετε: τουτο εστι το σωμα μου. 27 Και λαβων το ποτήριον,

27 And he took the cup, και ευχαριστήσας, έδωκεν αυ

thanks, and gave it to them, saying, τοίς, λέγων, Πίετε εξ αυτου

Drink ye all of it; πάντες: 28 Τούτο γάρ έστι το αίμα

28 For this is my blood of the new μου, το της καινης διαθήκης, το περί πολλών εκχυνόμενον εις

testament, which is shed for many for

the remission of sins. άφεσιν αμαρτιών.

and gave

MARK XIV. 22–24.

22 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.

22 Και εσθιόντων αυτων, λαβων ο Ιησούς άρτον, ευλογήσας έκλασε, και έδωκεν αυτοίς και είπε, Λάβετε, φάγετε: τουτο έστι το σώμα μου.

23 Και λαβών το ποτήριον, ευχαριστήσας έδωκεν αυτοίς και έπιον εξ αυτού πάντες:

24 Και είπεν αυτοίς, Τουτό έστι το αίμα μου, το της καινής διαθήκης, το περί πολλών εκχυνόμενον.

23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them : and they all drank of it.

24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

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