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as a Roman Catholic, to lean upon the decisions of the Church to which he belongs. So far, however, as I can understand his language, in the closing sentence of the paragraph last quoted (p. 243)—the learned lecturer deems himself able, on hermeneutical principles, to support the proof from the words of Institution, as strongly as he has, by the same means, already supported the proof from John vi; so that, waiving the authority of the Council of Trent, he likewise engages to establish his next position on the sole ground of Scripture. To the arguments therefore, employed for that purpose, I have now to request the reader's attention.
FOR facility of reference, I here present the different passages, from the New Testament, in which an account is given of the Institution of the Eucharist.
22 Καὶ ἐσθιόντων αὐτῶν, λαβὼν ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἄρτον, εὐλογήσας ἔκλασε, καὶ ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς καὶ εἶπε, Λάβετε, φάγετε· τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ σῶμά μου.
23 Καὶ λαβὼν τὸ ποτήριον, εὐχαριστήσας ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς· καὶ ἔπιον ἐξ αὐτοῦ πάντες·
24 Καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς, Τοῦτό ἐστι τὸ αἷμά μου, τὸ τῆς καινῆς
διαθήκης, τὸ περὶ πολλῶν ἐκχυ- | is shed for many. νόμενον.