This morning, during prayer, I was halted to consider a catechism. It may have had much to do with a recent celebration of the Lord’s Supper at my local church. We know the doctrine our Baptist churches teach concerning this ordinance instituted by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Most of us are familiar with Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22, teaching about the ordinance and both its symbolic and spiritual significance. Also, John 6 teaching symbolic and spiritual significance of receiving Christ as Lord. We also know how the Roman Church takes this scripture, particularly John and perverts it to a man instituted mystical dogma. The RC would have you believe, what is referred to as transubstantiation, that as the priest holds up the bread and wine, God changes it to the literal body and blood of Christ. They say, although you cannot see any change, taste any change, or smell any change, nor is there any shape change. They believe the substance has changed. Side note: The priest calls Christ down from above to inhabit the wine and bread? Are they subliminally attempting to say the priest or their church has power over Christ? The change the RC supports is in “substance” a level of change God had not created on this earth. This would be a level of change not available for observation within God’s creation. I am not arguing against the spiritual and supernatural abilities of Christ, the Father, or Holy Spirit but, reasoning against creation acting beyond how God created it without some detectable change. Quoting Julie L (RC), from discussions at another website, “No, I have never tasted the bread and wine before the consecration. But it would taste the exact same. Transubstantiation means that the bread and wine maintain their shape, color, taste, smell, etc. But that the substance has changed. Jesus is now present within it. Some say Jesus is hidden in the Eucharist.” http://www.therealpresence.org/eucharst/a.html “…it is a substantial presence by which Christ, God and man, makes himself wholly and entirely present.” - The Catechism of the Catholic Church: paragraph 1374 How has God worked with creation in the past? God turned the Nile River into blood. However, in this miraculous transformation, the blood was observed to be blood by all. There were observable changes to appearance and composition which were recognized by God’s people and the Egyptians. Exodus 7:15-21. Now, the heart of my argument against the eucharist as performed in the Roman Church is this: that, when God miraculously changes His creation, it is observable to God’s people. When Jesus turned the water into wine, the change was observable. There was a recognizable change confirmed by the “governor.” John 2:1-11. When God provides change it is recognizable and it is self evident without further support. However, when men deceive or attempt deception, they must resort to distortion of truth and seek “support” for their “miracles.” When you lie, you must always create more lies and further fabrications to conceal the first lie.