Last night I was reading a forum about whether to receive communion on hand or on tongue when I clicked on a video someone linked.
The comments were full of Catholics agreeing with the cardinal about receiving non the tongue but also people angrily screaming “pagan” and presenting some decent evidence against transubstinaton.
I’m very concerned about this. Did Jesus mean the passage where he says “My body is true food and My blood is true drink” literally? I know that the apostles had trouble with this teaching too.
Another issue I have is that transubstination started in the 11th century, so it could be a false teaching of the Church.
I feel my faith in God slipping sometimes as I go and read these arguments people have and wonder, what’s the point of doing this at all if I’m gonna be in front of the throne of God one day only to be turned away? What if Jesus didn’t mean for communion to be taken literally?
Isn’t He in heaven at the right hand of God, not in every tabernacle across the world?
If anyone could strengthen my faith on this that would be appreciated.
Regarding the miracles, some articles I have read have attributed the Eucharistic miracles to demons, which I do not believe, because doing so would be the unforgiveable sin right?
Please help me with this.