posted on Feb, 25 2005 @ 08:27 PM
Originally posted by dbrandt
Originally posted by Croat56
You do realize the eucharist is to symbolize the last supper. During the last supper Jesus took bread and said this is my body and passed it around to
his disciples. He then took wine and said this is my blood. Its not his actual body.
You need to check into what is being done. I have heard it from actual mouths of catholics that the priest literally changes it into the body of
Christ And have also researched myself. Yes what Christ meant as symbolism for His broken body and His blood shed for remission of sins has been
perverted by the catholic church.
Only a validly ordained priest can preside at the Eucharist and consecrate the bread and wine into the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord
New American Bible, Saint Joseph Edition
John 6, 51-59
If you have a Bible you might want to look this up. After he completes the teaching, he says verse 53,
"Amen, amen, I
say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you."
Now, I understand you are saying this is to be taken as a "symbol"
However, In verses 60 - 61
"Then many of his disciples who were listening said, "This saying is hard; who can accept it?" Since Jesus knew
that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, "Does this shock you?"
Does this sound as though Jesus was setting up a "symbol". Verse 66,
"As a result of this, many [of] his disciples returned to their
former way of life and no longer accompanied him. "
They didn't like what Jesus was saying to them.