Originally posted by Jehosephat
It is symbolic with the word, of his body and blood and a PHYSICAL reminder of our forgiveness of sins, and of life ever lasting.
I appreciate the 'let's not get into it' ... BUT .... it isn't symbolic.
It's real. Many Christians have this as an element of
their Christian faith. You MUST partake of the communion,
which has gone through transubstantiation, to get to heaven.
It's word for word what the bible says. (no, I don't believe
you have to do this to get to heaven, but the point is the bible
says you must)
Also, take a look at the eucharistic miracles that I have linked to
previously. That's not symbolic. That's real flesh and blood that
the eucharist has turned to - supernaturally.
My putting this information on this thread was for a point.
The point being .... people who claim to be bible christians say
they believe in the whole bible. They say you must be 'saved'
to get to heaven because the bible says so. Well ... there are
many other things that the bible says you must do to get to
heaven, but many people become cafeteria christians when it
comes to them. They pick the 'accept Christ as your savior'
part and they say 'okay, that's my ticket' .. but they forget the
many many other things the bible says, such as Jesus DIRECT
words about eatting his flesh and drinking his blood. He wasn't
speaking in a parable, he wasn't being symbolic (he would have
said so and cleared up the ruckess that followed this teaching),
he was being very direct.
There are other things the bible says you MUST do to get to heaven.
There are other things the bible says you must not do too.
If folks claim to accept the bible entotal as God's Word, then
they should be accepting ALL these demands. ALL. Not just the
'accept Christ and be saved' one.