I need a good thesis statement for sacrament of Communion. I just finished reading Mere Christianity and Simply Christian.
The perspective of C. S. Lewis offers an interesting way to approach this topic, since he found both of the major interpretations of the sacrament unsatisfactory. The Eucharist or Holy Communion is one of the seven sacraments, often listed as the third and final sacrament of initiation, after Baptism and Confirmation. The Roman Catholic Church has traditionally taught that the substance of the Eucharistic bread and wine is miraculously transformed into the body and blood of Christ, a doctrine known as transubstantiation. This is based on various passages from the Bible, most expressly John 6:53–57, in which Jesus says:
I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life.
The doctrine of transubstantiation is complex and easily misunderstood. It holds that the bread and wine retain the appearance, taste and other properties of bread and wine, but that...
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