There are many churches that claim to have the True Presence of Jesus in their Communion but do they really? What ingredients does it take to have the True Presence of Jesus and what did Jesus teach us?
- The valid Sacrament of Holy Orders from unbroken Apostolic Succession directly from Christ found only in the Church that Jesus founded (Catholic Church)
Jesus instituted the Eucharist on Holy Thursday at the Last Supper. He also ordained His Apostles that night as the first priests to be able to change the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus (see Luke 22:19). This authority was only meant for the Apostles and their successors through the laying on of hands from the Pope to the Bishops. This is called the valid Sacrament of Holy Orders. Anyone breaking that line of succession loses their authority. The Sacrament of Holy Orders from unbroken Apostolic Succession is the sole reason why it is the Real Presence of Jesus’ Body and Blood in the Eucharist. This is only found in the Catholic Church and this is why the Eucharist is kept reverently in a Tabernacle. If you want the real thing, you have to belong to the Catholic Church.
Protestant churches have broken that Apostolic Succession and their pastors are not validly ordained, invalidating their authority from Christ to change the bread into the Eucharist. All churches other than the Catholic Church have broken that Apostolic line and splintered off. No matter how much training or college the pastors receive, they are still not validly ordained with the Authority of Jesus in Apostolic Succession. Martin Luther was a priest and received Apostolic Succession in the Catholic Church but split off and rejected the Church. However Martin Luther was not a bishop so he wouldn’t have been able to pass that authority on even if he had stayed in the Church. Because the Protestant churches do not have Apostolic Succession, they do not have the Real True Presence of Jesus in their Communion. Their bread is blessed or a symbol, like when we ask for a blessing at meals but it is not the Real Presence of Jesus’ Body and Blood. This is why they can do whatever they want with the leftovers, because the communion wafers are not consecrated; they are not Jesus.