Aquinas stated that based on John 15:15 (in the Farewell discourse) in which Jesus said: "No longer do I call you servants; ...but I have called you friends". Those who are followers of Christ and partake in the Sacrament of the Eucharist become his friends, as those gathered at the table of the Last Supper. For Aquinas, at the Last Supper Christ made the promise to be present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, and to be with those who partake in it, as he was with his disciples at the Last Supper.
John Calvin believed only in the two sacraments of Baptism and the "Lord's Supper" (i.e., Eucharist). Thus, his analysis of the Gospel accounts of the Last Supper were an important part of his entire theology. Calvin related the Synoptic Gospel accounts of the Last Supper with the Bread of Life Discourse in John 6:35 that states: "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry."
Calvin also believed that the acts of Jesus at the Last Supper should be followed as an example, stating that just as Jesus gave thanks to the Father before breaking the bread,[1 Cor. 11:24] those who go to the "Lord's Table" to receive the sacrament of the Eucharist must give thanks for the "boundless love of God" and celebrate the sacrament with both joy and thanksgiving.
talents and abilities that
to do certain things.
of his plan and purpose"
"HOW CAN THIS BE;
~(Simply Jim: One Pearl, Total Pig, Anti-Christ.)~
And Jesus said,
"Easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a wealthy man
enter into the kingdom of heaven."
Simply Jim: One Pearl, Total Pig, Anti-Christ"
"What about this wealthy woman Joyce Meyers?
She's not only wealthy, she and her family rolling in it...?
"Is this how
gets a camel through the eye of a needle...?"
"You just...ROLL... it through?"
teaching by example
his understanding as to what God would expect in return from mankind made in his image.
And what a talented, charming, thou artful dodger
There Ephraim is given to prostitution,
Israel is defiled.