[quote=Will Pick]**one factual point: Cannabalism as taught in Romanism will never save you.
Jesus pointed out to us that eternal life comes through believing in Him, not in eating Him. Jesus told us:
“It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the WORDS that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” (John 6:63).
Jesus was talking spiritually, not physically. He was explaining that spiritually, all life comes through faith in Him, not eating His body in some cannibalistic manner. God has already forbidden cannibalism:
“But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.” (Gen. 9:4)
God would never command His children to do something He had already forbidden, would He?
Observing the Lord’s Supper is A REMEMBRANCE OF CHRIST’S WORK AT CALVARY, NOT A REENACTMENT. Jesus Himself said, “…this do in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19b).
Why would the Roman Catholic religion rather have people eating God than believing ON Him and having faith IN Him?
This is a total straw man argument, that’s the reason that it seems so damning. Have a look at THIS THREAD and don’t be confused or decieved by this kind of anti-Catholic rhetoric. As someone pointed out before, the whole context of the 6th chapter of John points up that Jesus was speaking literally. Only by pulling verses out of that context can anyone attempt to spiritualize His meaning.
Furthermore, this error does not fit the context of the other New Testament passages that touch on the Eucharist. Most especially 1st Corinthians 10:16-17
“16 The chalice of benediction, which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? And the bread, which we break, is it not the partaking of the body of the Lord? 17 For we, being many, are one bread, one body, all that partake of one bread.”
and 1st Corinthians 11:23-30
"23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread. 24 And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me. 25 In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.
26 For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come. 27 Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man prove himself: and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of the chalice. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord. 30 Therefore are there many infirm and weak among you, and many sleep. "
Nor does it align with the teachings of the teachings of the early church as shown in this quote from a man discipled by St. John himself.
CHAP. VII.–LET US STAND ALOOF FROM SUCH HERETICS.
They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer,(7) because they confess not the Eucharist to be the flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ, which suffered for our sins, and which the Father, of His goodness, raised up again. Those, therefore, who speak against this gift of God, incur death(11) in the midst of their disputes. But it were better for them to treat it with respect,(13) that they also might rise again. It is fitting, therefore, that ye should keep aloof from such persons, and not to speak of(15) them either in private or in public, but to give heed to the prophets, and above all, to the Gospel, in which the passion[of Christ] has been revealed to us, and the resurrection has been fully proved.(16) But avoid all divisions, as the beginning of evils. (LINK )