A protestant asked me this in chat after I gave him these quotes;
John 6:51 - I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh."
John 6:52 - The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
John 6:53 - So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you;
John 6:54 - he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:55 - For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
John 6:56 - He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
I told him that we don’t need the Eucharist to be saved (was thinking of people outside the visible Church who can be saved etc.), but that it strengthens us spiritually because it unites us to Christ.
Was I right?