Saint Paul wrote that whenever we eat the bread and drink the wine, we proclaim Jesus’ Death until He comes again. Many symbol-thinking Protestants will say this is the final assertion that the Eucharist is just a symbol… Then he goes on to say:
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.
I’ve often argued with Protestants in that camp that this is a definite answer to the real presence debate, that eating mere bread and wine could not incur spiritual trouble. But I had one guy say that Nadab and Abihu were killed for their incense, which did not have any really salvation at all, as it was just a symbol. Being, Now Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, took their respective firepans, and after putting fire in them, placed incense on it and offered strange fire before the Lord, which He had not commanded them. And fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord…
Also, another Bible study group I found referenced Hebrews 6:6- since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.
I know we have to eat the Flesh of Jesus for salvation, as the Hebrews needed to eat the flesh of their passover lamb, and such, and Jesus says we are really going to eat His Flesh and drink His Blood, but it doesn’t say anything about the bread turning into the Flesh of the Lord? Doesn’t it mean we symbolically eat and drink?