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/* Fifteen */ expansion - treating the symbolic "emblems" of bread and wine or grape juice as ordinary foods blessed for communion is not blasphemy and sacrilege, but treating the catholic and orthodox Host and Prosphora that way is
:Therefore those who are not validly ordained as priests—and who, as ordained ministers and pastors, do not teach this doctrine—are not committing sacrilege or blasphemy in their own separate forms of Christian worship by treating the symbols of the bread and the cup of the Lord's Supper as ordinary bread and wine or grape juice sanctified by prayer and blessing (1 Timothy 4:4-5), which some call "the emblems". They are not believed to be changed by their prayer into the body and blood of Christ, but are treated solely as a [[symbol]] and [[ordinance]] in remembrance of the Lord's sacrifice, as obedient acts symbolizing their own commitment as disciples of Christ.
:Therefore, even if they partake of these symbols [[Hypocrites|hypocritically]] (unworthy of calling themselves Christian), they cannot be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord in crucifying him to themselves anew by profaning the actual blood of the covenant by which they are sanctified (Hebrews 10:29). That is not their intention, and not their belief, anyway. They are guilty only of treating a religious symbol with disrespect, a symbol that is not in and of itself the Lord Jesus Christ [[Real presence|actually present]] in person, body, blood, soul and divinity.  :However, if any one who does not believe in the orthodox and catholic sacrament treats a consecrated [[Host (Communion)|Host]] or the ''Prosphora'' as an ordinary and unholy (non-holy) thing, as if it is only ordinary bread and not a genuine sign of the real presence of Christ on the altar, in the [[Tabernacle (Catholic)|tabernacle]], and given and received in communion, this is [[blasphemy]] and [[sacrilege]].
:There appears to be no middle ground in the controversy over the interpretation of these verses in John's Gospel.
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