The Lord's Supper By Martin Luther

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Luther says that everything in the Lord’s Supper depends on faith. It is not enough to just have head knowledge of what the sacrament is about. And if a person doubts what happens in the sacrament he is saying that God is a “faithless liar.” He goes so far as to say that if you cannot believe in what God has promised in the sacrament you should pray for faith. This is where the concepts of “opus operatum” and “opus operantis” have meaning. It is not enough to merely “do” or complete the activity, it is imperative that the Lord’s Supper be done in faith. Without faith, the power of the sacrament is lost and the participant may actually lose faith through the false security of having done what is necessary. But the action alone is not
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