Catholic Verses - 95 Bibles Passages That Confound Protestants?
PROFANING THE BODY AND BLOOD OF THE LORD
Page 124: 1 Corinthians 11:27-30: "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died." St. Paul hints at the sacredness of the Eurcharist when he warns (using extremely strong language) of the consequences of receiving it without reverence and discernment. The implication is quite clear: something more than mere bread and wine, more than a pleasant "memorial meal," is going on here.
Note: Saint Paul instructed Christians to seriously proclaim the death of Jesus Christ through the partaking of the bread and cup during this memorial.
1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lordís death till He comes.
Pages 125-126: The eucharistic "Catholic verses" are some of the most important in the entire Catholic exegetical and apologetic arsenal. In order to avoid their clear meaning, Protestants must skirt them, special plead, and read their own prior biases into texts. This is, of course, all contrary to the usual Protestant acknowledgment that Scripture is to be interpreted literally unless the text clearly indicates otherwise. Catholics need not be shy in defending the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. The biblical evidence is very strong, and so is the history of the beliefs of the early Christians on this score. We have nothing to fear, and we can decisively win this battle of "competing eucharistic theologies" on the field of Scripture and history alike.
Note: Saint Paul warns against the self-righteousness that the author exhibits in his book.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Note: Christians will seriously remember the death of Jesus Christ of their sins in sincerity and truth.
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