As we have already examined, the Catholic church has claimed that non-Catholic churches do not have the proper priesthood, and thus do not have the ability to perform the Eucharist properly. Today we will explore the ramifications of this.
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). The Bible clearly states that we are not saved by works, but by faith. Therefore, it is fallacious to claim that a church does not hold the means of salvation because it does not perform the Eucharist a certain way.
I will not ignore the next verse in this passage, which says, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” It is true that a Christian will display their faith by their actions, for “faith without works is dead” (James 2:17, 26). As a part of Christianity, the Lord Jesus gave us the ordinances of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. But we must understand that these things do not save us. We are saved by our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and are born again on this account.
Therefore, we are not saved by receiving Communion, let alone by receiving it in the manner of the Catholic church.