Why are we to partake of the Lord´s Supper worthily?

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Who, then, receives such Sacrament worthily? Fasting and bodily preparation are indeed a fine outward training; but he is truly worthy and well prepared who has faith in these words, “Given and shed for you for the remission of sins.” But he that does not believe these words, or doubts, is unworthy and unprepared; for the words “for you” require all hearts to believe.

We are to partake of the Lord’s Supper worthily, because we are partaking of the body and blood of the Lord Christ Himself, and because God’s Word expressly exhorts us to do so.

1 Cor. 11:28-29: Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.