In several recent debates on the Holy Eucharist, my Protestant interlocutors were trying to claim that Jesus actually meant this at the Last Supper:
“This is NOT my Body …….”
“This is NOT my Blood …….”
But the underlining question being asked is this:
“HOW CAN THIS MAN GIVE US HIS FLESH TO EAT?”
My response to my Protestant interlocutors:
Don’t you find it ironic that you are asking the same questions the unbelieving disciples asked in John 6:66, while they were grumbling among themselves?
It is very difficult to explain when you do not have the Eyes of Faith that they also don’t have. John 6:60 “Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, “This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?” Isn’t it here that Judas fell away? My opponents are asserting the same thing as those in John 666.
Here is a Protestant of one of the 45,000 different denominations out there who claims Transubstantiation is hocus pocus. Let’s take a good look at this claim from this vile creature who hates Catholics more than Satan himself hates Catholicism. Here is a direct quote from a youtube comments thread I am currently defending the Catholic Faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.
dee hee 1 day ago
+R. Zell ….catholicism is hocus pocus with it transubstantiation. It is witchcraft on the altar!
The Protestant Loophole
Sometime after 1517, Martin Luther invented the doctrine of Sola Fide. Protestants point out many verses that they claim supports the Doctrine of Sola Fide. I believe that these Protestants, most of them good people, just presuppose Faith Alone to be contained in those verses. I’m not going to rehash Luther adding the word ALONE to Holy Spirit Inspired Scripture verses such as Romans 3:28, where he readily admits adding Alone to the word Faith to make the verse say “Faith Alone.”
The Last Supper
And The Two Types of Bread
Most Christians are familiar with the dispute over whether Jesus was talking metaphorically or literally during the Bread of Life Discourse.
If Jesus was talking metaphorically then the eucharist is just symbolic. If Jesus was talking literally, then the Holy Eucharist becomes, in some mysterious way, His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
St. John gives us something that is often overlooked at the Last Supper by the other Gospel writers. He tells us that Judas received bread from the very hand of Jesus while in the Upper Room. This bread is not the Eucharistic bread that Jesus gives to the 11 other Apostles. Continue reading