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The Holy Eucharist - Christ Really Present

1.)         The Bible teaches that when making his last will and testament Christ gave to us hisown Body and Blood.
        Mark 14:22-24 - And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, andgave to them. and said, Take, eat: this is my body 23. And he took the cup, and whenhe had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank it. 24. And he said unto them, Thisis my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
        Comment: Christ having said "this is my body," who shall deny it and say "this is notyour body." Christ having said "this is my blood," who shall deny and say, "this is not yourblood."

2.)        The Bible teaches that Christ solemnly maintained that His Holy Eucharist wassuperior to the miraculous food (John 6-11 to 13) and to the manna (Exodus 16:15).
        John 6:26 - Jesus answered them and said: Verily, verily, I say unto you, ye seek me, notbecause ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled. 27. Labornot for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life,which the Son of Man shall give unto you, etc. 31. Our father did eat manna in the desert, as it is written, He gave them bread fromheaven to eat. 32. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave younot that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.

Comment: But if the Holy Eucharist were only bread and wine and not the Body and Bloodof Christ, these statements would constitute gross deception.

3.)         The Bible teaches that Christ's Holy Eucharist actually came down from Heaven; inother words that it was really his own very self.
        John 6:33 - For the bread of God is He which cometh down from heaven and giveth lifeunto the world. 35. . . . I am the bread of life. . . . 38. . . . For I came down from heaven, etc.41. The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down fromheaven, etc. 48. I am that bread of life. 49. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50.This is the bread that came down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof and not die. 51. Iam the living bread which came down from heaven; if any man eat of this bread, he shall liveforever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of theworld.
        Comment: Mere bread and wine does not come down from heaven Nor is it Christ'sflesh as He expressly states of his Holy Eucharist.

4.)        The Bible teaches that upon hearing Our Lord's claims about the Holy Eucharist,many Jews became Protestors or Protestants.
        John 6:52 - The Jews therefore strove among themselves saying, how can this man giveus his flesh to eat?
        Comment: If they had said, how can this God do this, there would have been nodifficulty, for God can do all things.

5.)        The Bible teaches that in spite of the Jews' most strenuous objections - Christ did notcorrect or modify his statement (which he would have done had there been amisunderstanding); but insisted the more upon the reality of his presence in theEucharist.

John 6:53 - Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat theflesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. 54. Whosoever eateth my flesh anddrinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. 55. For my flesh is meat indeedand my blood is drink indeed. 56. He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood dwelleth in me and I inhim. 57. As the living Father has sent me and as I live by the Father, so he that eateth me, even he shall liveby me. 58. This is that bread that came down from heaven; not as your fathers did eat manna and are dead;he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.

Comment: Even taken as an isolated proof, this is unassailable, but taken as a part of a chain of proofsit becomes as impregnable as a wall of solid granite.

6.)        The Bible teaches that Jesus allowedmany of his disciples to abandon Him, rather than to substitutethe Protestant version of his Holy Eucharist, for what He had given.
        John 6:60 - Many therefore of the disciples,when they had heard this said, this is a hard saying and whocan hear it? 66. From that time many of his disciple went back and walkedno more with him. Comment: What a strange concept one must have of Christ to imaginethat He would have acted in thismanner if the disciples had really misunderstood Him.7.) The Bible teaches that Jesus would have allowed his twelve Apostlesalso to abandon Him ratherthan to give them the Protestant version of his Holy Eucharist.
        John 6:67 - Then said Jesus unto the twelve,Will you also go away? 68. Then Simon Peter answeredhim, Lord, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life. 69.And we believe and are sure thatthou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.
        Comment: Peter as usual had thekey to the situation. He believed and knew that Christ was God,therefore he accepted his divine word, difficult to understand, though itmay have been. Catholics lovinglydo the same.

8.)         The Bible teaches that the unworthyreception of Holy Communion constitutes a desecration of theBody and Blood of Christ and is the cause of damnation.
        1 Cor. 11:27 - Wherefore whosoever shalleat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily,shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
        1 Cor. 11:29 - For he that eateth and drinkethunworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself,not discerning the Lord's body.
        Comment: Let unbelievers in thetruth of our Lord's real presence endeavor to show how the taking ofa mere piece of bread or a sip of wine could be a desecration of Christ himselfand a crime worthy ofdamnation.