Hasn’t something gone very wrong with how Christianity arrives at its own self-understanding (e.g., What is the Christian Faith? How do we know?) when the highest act of worship for some Christians, the Sacrifice of the Eucharist (say, in Catholicism), is deemed a seriously mistaken act of idolatry by other Christians (say, from the Reformed tradition)?
Shouldn’t this give us pause and ask: Did Christ really let his Church become so corrupt that a great chunk of Christian history, and a great chunk of Christians alive today, are really mistaking a grave act of idolatry for Christian worship?
And shouldn’t we also wonder: How are we supposed to know, in the first place?
It’s terribly sad that entire church traditions have come to two very opposite views on perhaps the most central issue of Christianity: What is authentic worship?