=Makko52;9257529]I recently had an discussion with a Catholic Priest in Gate City Va.
So the first thing i would like calification on is “Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:53-54 Now if one were to take just that one verse it would almost seem that is teaching cannabilsm but if you read the versus before that i believe it clarifies it. …now i say that very humbley becuase i am quite ignorant when it come to Catholic Doctrine. I’d appreciate any repsonse on the following verses on cannabilsm.
One other thing. The priest told me about the verse in John 6. where it states that it is his body and blood. Are we to take it litterly? What about when He said He was the door in John 10:7 "Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep
WELCOME TO THE FORUM!
Christianity has two incomprehensibly profound Mysteries. The Blessed Trinity and the Most Holy Eucharist, Catholic Holy Communion, where Christ Himself is made “Truly, Really and Substanually Present; Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity… The COMPLETE Christ. The Theological term describing this act is “transubstanuation.”
This is PURELY and Solely a Godly Miracle.
From God the Father
Of God the Son
By God the Holy Spirit through by God’s choice, the hands of His Catholic priest. “Do this in memory of Me.”
What is often not understood in the “error of the deserters” John 6: verses 28,30,41-42, and 61. They assume in ERROR that Jesus was speaking of His Cardinal body. NO! Jesus speaks here of His Glorified, Risen and now Perfect Body. A body very real but at the same time Devine; able to pass through walls and locked doors.
As a FYI: this was clearly understood by Peter and the Apostles, who when Asked by Christ: ‘Do you wish to call me a liar and desert Me too” replied: John 6: 68-70 “ Then Jesus said to the twelve: Will you also go away?  And Simon Peter answered him: Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.  And we have believed and have known, that thou art the Christ, the Son of God.”
This belief is born out in Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14: 22-24; Luke 22:19-21 and Paul in 1st. Cor. 11: 23-29.
So we have the testimony of God Himself and FIVE authors of the Bible. Amen!
As to your references about “eating blood”. That goes back to GenesisGenesis 1:29 where it was God ORIGINAL plan for humanity to not eat meat. *This is changed by God after the Flood and the Burnt Offering Noah made to God of all “clean living animals”: ***Gen.9: 1-4 **“And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the air, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea; into your hand they are delivered. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, ***I give you everything. Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.” ***
The Probiation is precisely what it says: DON"T DRINK BLOOD [which soem had done].
It may have also included eating raw-uncooked meat?
Your final question points out why Our Perfect God always, everytime; everywhre COMMANDS, taught, insist upon and instituted:
Only One set of Faith beliefs
Only One Church and ONE Guided, guarded, and protected by God [Jn. 14:16-17=Jn.17: 15-19] Teacher of His Faith, so that all would get it right. [Mt. 28: 16, 18-19, and John20 :21-22].
Eph. 4: 1-7 “There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call, one Lord, one faith,[MEANS ONLY ONE SET OF BELIEFS] one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.
John.10: 16 “And I have other sheep, that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will heed my voice. ***So there shall be one flock, one shepherd” ***
Eph. 2:19-20 “So then you are no longer strangers and sojourners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,[SINGULAR] built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built into it for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
**Eph. 3: 9-10 ** “And to make all men see what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things; that through the church [singular] the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose which he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
The Eucharist is a UNBLODY Sacrifice as Jesus as Incarnate man can too ONLY die One time which He did on the Cross. The Eucharist is a “RE-PRESENATION” of that One same and identical Sacrifice made present as only God can do; time and time again. Like the Trinity is is by God’s intent NOT to be understood yet to be held in Firm belief. Amen.
God Bless you,