[quote="Christina79, post:1, topic:318671"]
Has anyone ever heard an argument against transubstantiation based on: Matthew 24:26 So, if they say to you, ‘Lo, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out; if they say, ‘Lo, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it."?
After all, we are saying that Jesus IS truly there. Now, especially if we're talking of going to the adoration chapel, how can I explain that it really is Jesus there and not appear to contradict this verse that says, "if they say, ‘Lo, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it."
Could someone please advise me as to how I might handle this?
It is obvious that this verse is referring to the second coming of Jesus Christ. You won't have some one tell you, go here, or go there, because it will be soooo huge every one will experience it, "For just as lighting comes from the East and is seen as far as the West, so will the coming of the Son of Man be." This teaching is not about the Eucharist. They are taking it out of context, and teaching false hoods! They are spreading traditions of man. Ask them to show you where the Bible says that the Eucharist is only symbolic or Spiritual?
1 John 3:16 warns against using scripture out of context: "In them there are some things hard to understand that he ignorant, and unstable distort to their own destruction, just as they do the other scriptures."
2 Peter 1:20 warns "Know this first of all, that there is no prophecy of scripture that is a matter of personal interpretation," You should go to those whom God entrusted the Sacred Scriptures to, The Catholic Church, which has the deposit of faith, 4000 years of relationship with God.
1 Tim 3:15 says that The Catholic Church is the "Pillar, and foundation of the truth!" The Church supports, and teaches the truth! She has understood that we must consume Jesus in the Eucharist from the beginning. Jesus repeates this message over, and over, and over! It was the last thing he taught before he died for us! John 6:53 ** Jesus says if you don't eat my flesh & drink my blood you won't have life within you! How can they be saved if they don't have life? On that page in my bible Jesus repeats his teachings on the Eucharist 8 times! You have to work really hard at rejecting the truth to not see it. 55 "for my flesh is true food, and by blood is true drink."**