Thursday, August 21, 2014

Do you believe the words that Christ spoke?

I believe that Christ is truly and perfectly present in the Sacrament of the Eucharist because He spoke the words, "This is my Body" and also "This is my Blood". I believe this because Christ spoke the words, "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him." Christ clarifies that He is speaking not in metaphor. The Body and Blood of Christ are not metaphorical. It is a true and perfect sacrament, requisite of all Christian people. Christ has also said, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves." Christ speaks not of symbols or ordinances. Christ speaks not of mere actions in accordance to His command. He speaks of real food and real drink. He speaks of His mortal flesh sanctified by His nature having been offered to and made accessible us forever in the Holy Eucharist! Christ has given us access to his very own flesh saying, "This is my body given for you." In the Sacrament of the Eucharist we receive His Own Flesh and His Own Blood. Christ makes no mention or symbols or representations, of metaphors or hyperbole. Christ, the King of Kings, The Incarnate Word, The Son of God, and God Himself has spoken plain words, "This is my body" and "This is my blood."

Do you believe the words that Christ spoke? I do.