When discussing theology, I've come to realize that not only is personal study of doctrine a necessary component to faith, but it is something that shouldn't be kept to oneself. I want to share my journey, both past and ongoing, into the realm of theology. Through this, I hope that you will gain insight into the Christian faith as a whole. Before reading anything else, I suggest you read the introduction and definitions (found in the pages tabs above) so you may better understand where I am coming from in everything I write. Because many of my posts are on heresies, there is also a page above with a family tree of heresies and links to all the posts I have so far on the topic.

15 April, 2013

Heresy of the Week: Impanationism

This week's heresy deals with the Eucharist, and has been condemned by both Lutherans and Catholics.
Impanationism is an Eucharistic heresy styled after the Incarnation (that the Son was made flesh in Jesus) which teaches that “God is made bread” in the Eucharist. This means that the divine attributes of God are shared with the bread via the Son’s body. While considered similar to the real presence teaching of Consubstantiation, the Lutherans rejected it as heretical in the 1577 Formula of Concord. The Catholic Church also rejects this teaching as heretical.

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