I’m very interested in the debate between Protestants and Catholics on a number of issues.
One of those is the Lord’s Supper and Christ’s presence. I understand the Catholic arguments in favor of the real, local presence of Christ, and I don’t agree with those Protestant theologians who insist Jesus can’t be locally present because of his human nature (not all do), but one thing I do have a hard time understanding is how Catholics (and others who hold to the real presence view) can reconcile that position with the many passages of scripture talking about Christ’s second coming as a future event. If Christ is coming again and we are all awaiting that second coming, how can he already be here in the Lord’s Supper?
Are there any convincing arguments on this point that you can point me toward or present here? Any external sources? Thanks for your time!