However, such Christians do not view the bread and wine of the Lord's supper as common bread and wine but respect them as symbols of the body of Jesus Christ. Donate Now. Craig Giddens 2014-11-21.
Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Roman Catholics, who together constitute about two thirds of Christians,  hold that the consecrated elements in the Eucharist are indeed the body and blood of Christ. From the Roman Catholic perspective, his message must be seen as insufficient to lead to eternal life since practice and belief in the Mass are essential for eternal life and he leaves these completely out of the Upper Room narrative. Reformed churches of the Calvinist view, believe in a real spiritual presence, but not one of substance.
The two are not interdependant. It is best to think of them as a loose replacement for substance.
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He holds an M. Five views of the Eucharist: According to Calvin the sacraments are signs.
The Reformed and Presbyterian view derives from the teachings of John Calvin: I think he is talking about one faith commitment using 38 different images. They thus do not believe the words of those who say that Jesus Christ in host form resides inside churches or in church tabernacles. The same Gospel of John is filled with other images of what we must do to have eternal life.
Westminster, 2009. Calvin rejects the idea that the sacramental signs are merely symbols for example, Zwingli.