Traditionally, Baptists tend to be memoralists when it comes to the nature of the Lord’s Supper. I’m also aware of the long-standing debate in this respect and do not pretend to be able to approach anything like a resolution in this post. I simply want to point out however that I’m more Reformed than Baptist when it comes to the Christ presence at the Lord’s Table.
I’ve arrived at this conclusion because of my understanding of the Greek term koinonia, which is translated “participation” at 1 Corinthians 10:15-16, in the ESV, the English translation of the Bible I tend to favor (for more on koinonia, see here).
At the Lord’s Table, Koinonia instructs us that as we eat the literal bread and drink from the literal cup, we are in communion with the bread and blood of the Lord.
This is what affirms the real, spiritual presence of Christ, because where the Word is proclaimed or declared–Christ is present.