Drink Ye All of It
from the Mother of Harlots
While instituting the Lord’s Supper and serving the wine, the Lord Jesus Christ said, “Drink ye all of it” (Matthew 26:27). These five words have perplexed many, but they were our Lord’s wise condemnation of a future heresy. His words require each participant in communion to drink the wine.
Luke recorded this same distribution of the wine with these words from our Lord, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves” (Luke 22:17).
Paul confirms this communion commandment from the Lord Jesus by instructing the church at Corinth, “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come” (I Corinthians 11:26). We must eat the bread and drink the wine both to properly show the death of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Obedience to Jesus Christ and pure apostolic religion require all participants in communion to drink the wine. Roman Catholicism, by denying the cup to all but the officiating priest, defies the Son of God and perverts His Supper.
The Council of Trent (1545-1563) was the most authoritative Catholic council ever held and was confirmed as still true and binding by II Vatican Council (1962-1965). It declared against our Lord’s plain commandments with the following words and anathemas of eternal judgment:
The Twenty-first Session
ON COMMUNION UNDER BOTH SPECIES
CANON I. If any one saith, that, by the precept of God, or, by necessity of salvation, all and each of the faithful of Christ ought to receive both species of the most holy sacrament not consecrating; let him be anathema.
CANON II. If any one saith, that the holy Catholic Church was not induced, by just causes and reasons, to communicate, under the species of bread only, laymen, and also clerics when not consecrating; let him be anathema.
CANON III. If any one denieth, that Christ whole and entire – the fountain and author of all graces – is received under the one species of bread; because that – as some falsely assert – He is not received, according to the institution of Christ himself, under both species; let him be anathema.