Hi, Leigh, 2015 Edition.
Matt Slick is a slick talker, but not the best in apologetics, logic, or thinking.
Take the one that troubles you most, number 5. Slick conveniently forgets what happened at Passover. At Passover, a Lamb is sacrificed, the unblemished firstborn lamb, and that lamb is eaten. This lamb, of course, is a type and sign of the sacrifice Our Lord was to make. So, in a way, the Passover had been commemorating this for 2000 years already. It doesn’t prove it was literally Our Lord’s Body and Blood. But in that case, if this was already a symbol of His Death, why change it? Why change the words “this is the bread of affliction” to “this is my Body”?
Or take number one. Reading John 6 in context, “the words I have spoken to you are Spirit and Life” would seem to apply to the immediate context as well as anywhere. And in the immediate context, which Mr. Slick seems to ignore, he is asking us to “eat his flesh”. It’s unquestionable, given that He repeats it over and over, and each time makes it more explicit we are to eat, and then gnaw, His Flesh. Mr. Slick is right to say, as Our Lord said, " The Spirit gives life; the flesh is of no avail". However, it is “the flesh” - as St. Paul, St. John, and of course Our Lord uses the term - that refuses to eat the flesh of God. It is The Spirit, used in the same sense by the same people, that dines on the flesh of the Heavenly Jesus.
And that sixth one? Good Lord, Matt. If you’re going to cherry pick out of the Old Testament, don’t wear polyester or eat shellfish, either. Not that I think cannibalism is good, but if he’s going to base it on the fact that it’s in Leviticus, that just ain’t gonna fly, for the same reason Our Lord allowed His disciples to pick grain, or the same reason He healed chronic disease on the Sabbath. “For the Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath”.
Furthermore, even if what Mister Slick says is true, that the Sacrament violates the law, does he understand why it was the law? Blood is life. If you drink blood, you drink the life of a thing. At least, this was the mind of the Jews. That is why they never ate meat with blood in it, and slit the throats of their livestock rather than suffocating them. So, if blood is life, and Christ’s blood is God’s blood, do we not partake in the life of God? What could possibly be wrong with that?
And there’s a lot more so say regarding the Real Presence. Books have been written on the subject. The fine tracts here ought to be quite educational, and no doubt Ask An Apologist ought to be very enlightening on the subject. The Eucharist alone is an amazingly deep mystery.