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THE

BREAKING OF THE BREAD.

AN EXPLANATION OF

THE HOLY COMMUNION.

WITH

Notes on the Communion Service.

BY THE

REV. EDWARD L. CUTTS, B.A.

Hon. D.D., UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH U.S.
Author of " Pastoral Counsels," " Some Chief Truths of Religion,

Turning Points of English Church History," &c.

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BIBLI.

AUC 522

London
WELLS GARDNER, DAROON CO.

PATERNOSTER BUILDINGS.

138. i. 655.

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CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

PAGE

ix

CHAPTER I.

THE FALL AND THE REDEMPTION.

In the Fall man alienated from God, God alienated

from man. Man incapable of making atonement
for his sin, or of restoring his corrupted nature.
God provided a remedy in the incarnation and
sacrifice of the Son of God, making atonement
for sin, and giving grace to human nature. Man,
penitent, restores his trust and love to God;
God, reconciled, restores grace and blessing to

Our repentance, faith, and obedience
habitual, God's pardon and grace habitual ; but
God has ordained occasional acts of religion
in which we express our feelings towards Him,
and He makes these acts of religion the
channels of His grace to us. The great act of
religion is a symbolical representation of the

man.

THE SACRAMENTAL SYSTEM.

Argument for the existence of the supernatural.

Physical science does not find the supernatural
in nature; it is incapable of seeing it; but it is
equally incapable of shewing that it does not
exist. The argument assumes the existence of
the supernatural, of God and the soul, of God's
revelation. Throughout the religious history of
man there are periods of exceptional supernatural
activity, and intervals of normal activity; in
these intervals the supernatural never disappears.
The sacramental principle; the use of external
means as channels of supernatural forces. De-
finition of "grace.” Occasional means of grace

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