Edwin Sandys on the sign and the thing signified in the Lord’s Supper

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... For he cannot be partaker of the body of Christ, which is no member of Christ’s body. This food offered us at the Lord’s table is to feed our souls withal; it is meat for the mind, and not for the belly. Our souls being spiritual can neither receive, nor digest that which is corporal, they feed only upon spiritual food. It is the spiritual eating that giveth life. The flesh saith Christ, doeth nothing profit. We must lift up our selves from these external and earthly signs, and like Eagles fly up and sore aloft; there to feed on Christ, which sitteth on the right hand of his father, whom the heavens shall keep until the latter day. ...

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