Baptism And The Lord 's Supper Essay

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According to David Scaer, Thomas Baima comprehensively understands the presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper within the trinitarian context that includes the three divine persons: The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The trinitarian communion is first communicated with the thought that Jesus is equally divine and man and then in all the sacraments. Therefore, Lutherans can declare that god and humanity are united sacraments. According to Thomas Baima, whose proposition David Scaer explores, baptism is a sacrament that is irreplaceable as it remains with the believer for the rest of their life. It is therefore evident that the ritual of baptism is a base upon which other sacraments may be built. From the idea of baptism as a sacrament emerges the concept of sacrament being defined as a sacrifice. The initial label as sacrifice allows the definition of sacrament to also extend to anamnesis, which is the recalling or reminiscence of a historical event. Baima provides two examples to accentuate the definition: the baptism and the Lord’s Supper. In the baptism, the people participate in the death and the resurrection of Christ. The death of Christ represents his sacrifice made for the purpose of washing away the sins of his followers. In return, the followers receive the sacrament of the sacrifice of Christ. In the same manner, the reception of Christ’s blood and body during the communion signifies the sacrifice of the Christ which is then received as the sacrament to the

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