EXTRACTING MEANING BY CONTEXT
I once heard a dictionary maker explain how the meaning of the words in a dictionary are gotten. She explained that she reads an article which has the “word” in it. She throws out and forgets everything she knew about the word before. OUT OF THE WAY THE WORD IS USED IN THE ARTICLE, SHE EXTRACTS THE MEANING OF THE WORD BY “CONTEXT” AND WRITES DOWN ITS DEFENITION.
By the above process, she has done meanings of thousands of words BY CONTEXT, files and files of them she said. A group of people like her, all doing with words what she is exactly doing. “THAT’S HOW WE DO OUR DICTIONARIES”, SHE SAID!!!
BY CONTEXT, (1) who are Protestants and (2) who are NOT PROTESTANTS?
In the time of Christ, Jesus was talking to a crowd of Jews, telling them UNLESS YOU EAT MY BODY, DRINK MY BLOOD YOU WILL NOT HAVE LIFE IN YOU. As a result of this, many of his disciples no longer accompanied him. BUT JUDAS STILL ACCOMPANIED HIM AND IN THE LAST SUPPER JUDAS WAS EATING THE FLESH AND DRINKING THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST.
By CONTEXT, the twelve apostles, including Judas ARE NOT PROTESTANTS. The disciples who did not leave Christ but still accompanied him ARE NOT PROTESTANTS. BUT ALL THOSE DISCIPLES WHO NO LONGER ACCOMPANIED CHRIST BECAUSE THEY DID NOT WANT TO EAT HIS BODY NOR DRINK HIS BLOOD ARE PROTESTANTS - JUST LIKE THE MANY OF THE SOME 30,000 PROTESTANT DENOMINATIONS WHO WILL NOT EAT THE CATHOLIC PRIEST CONSECRATED HOST CONSECRATED WINE BECAUSE IT IS THE FLESH AND BLOOD OF CHRIST, but will eat and drink the bread and wine in the protestant churches because overthere they believe that the bread and wine are not the flesh and blood of Christ but only SYMBOLS (GRAVEN SYMBOLS AND/OR GRAVEN IMAGES) OF THE FLESH AND BLOOD OF CHRIST. BY CONTEXT TOO, THESE GRAVEN SYMBOLS AND IMAGES IN THE FORM OF BREAD AND WINE, THEY INTENTIONALLY EAT AND SWALLOW INTO THEIR BODIES, WHICH IS A HORROR WHEN YOU COME TO THINK OF IT. BUT THAT IS THE MEANING I GET WHEN I READ THESE PROTESTANT THEOLOGIES.
But they might be right in the sense that IF a Protestant Pastor or Minister IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO TURN BREAD AND WINE INTO THE BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST, THEN INDEED, PERHAPS, THE BREAD AND WINE THEY EAT AND DRINK IN THEIR CHURCH SERVICES ARE INDEED JUST BREAD AND WINE. One indication of this is that I, we have not yet heard of any Eucharistic Miracle in any of these some 30,000 Protestant denominations and churches. STATISTICALLY, OR PROBABILITY WISE, THEY HAVE (30,000/30,001) PROBABILITY, I THINK. BUT IT HAS NOT HAPPENNED YET ALL THESE CENTURIES!!! THE CATHOLIC CHURCH ONLY HAS (1/30,001) PROBABILITY, BUT ALREADY IT HAS NUMEROUS PUBLICLY KNOWN EUCHARISTIC MIRACLES. I SAY “KNOWN” BECAUSE I KNOW OF ONE TOLD TO ME BY A WOMAN AND HER DAUGHTER. AND BY THEIR LIVES, I KNOW THEY ARE TELLING THE TRUTH. THERE MUST BE MANY MORE EXAMPLES OUT THERE!!! CATHOLICS TOO EMBARRASSED TO TELL WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM!!!