They ate an actual tangible lamb that represented the savior.
Exactly! Until the fulfillment of Jesus the Lamb of God who takes the sin of the world.
Just like the Apostles ate actual tangible bread and wine that represent the body and blood of Christ.
Really? Again,where does Jesus say: THIS represents or is a symbol of my body and blood? John 6 does not suggest a symbol. Simply listen to Jesus say:
“For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed” (John 6:55). He continues: “As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me” (John 6:57). The Greek word used for “eats” (trogon) is very blunt and has the sense of “chewing” or “gnawing.” This is not the language of metaphor!
When Jesus handed the Apostles the bread and said: “this is my body”, that is the assignment of meaning. If it was literal, why did He give bread and not a literal piece of His flesh?
The why didn’t he give them a vine or door when He said: I am the vine and I am the door?If the Eucharist was merely symbolic,then why did so many walk away? If it had all been a misunderstanding, if they erred in taking a metaphor in a literal sense, why didn’t he call them back and straighten things out? Both the Jews, who were suspicious of him, and his disciples, who had accepted everything up to this point, would have remained with him had he said he was speaking only symbolically. Care to show me where in other places Jesus says I am the vine or I am the door, people really believed He was a literally a vine or door? Or where they able to comprend His metaphor?
As I said before, the Jews were no strangers to symbolic representations and metaphoric language, so Jesus had no need to explicitly state: “I’m using metaphoric language now”
Really? St.Paul sure differs with your LDS belief.
Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?” (1 Cor. 10:16). So when we receive Communion, we actually participate in the body and blood of Christ, not just eat symbols of them. Paul also said, “Therefore whoever eats the bread and drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily will have to answer for the body and blood of the Lord. . . . For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body, eats and drinks judgment on himself” (1 Cor. 11:27, 29).
“To answer for the body and blood” of someone meant to be guilty of a crime as serious as homicide. **How could eating mere bread and wine “unworthily” be so serious? **Paul’s comment makes sense only if the bread and wine became the real body and blood of Christ. Pretty harsh words for something so symbolic.
Likewise,early church does not support your position,it is all a novelty a symbolic Eucharist.
BTW: How ironic to believe Jesus is God and Creator,yet God is not capable nor is it POSSIBLE, giving us His Body and Blood in two simple elements: bread and wine. How arrogant.