Verily, verily I say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I am that bread of life.
– John 6:47-48
And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me
And this is the will of him
that sent me,
that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him,
whoso eateth my flesh
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Jesus continued and said…
Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
Eat the bread of life not orally but by coming to Jesus.
Drink the blood of Jesus not orally but by believing on Him.
There is no mention anywhere of Holy Communion in the sixth chapter of John.
Saying that communion is eating and drinking the actual flesh and blood of Christ was a false accusation made against Christians in early times.
For when the Greeks, having arrested the slaves of Christian catechumens, then used force against them, in order to learn from them some secret thing practiced among Christians, these slaves, having nothing to say that would meet the wishes of their tormentors, except that they had heard from their masters that the divine communion was the body and blood of Christ, and imagining that it was actually flesh and blood, gave their inquisitors answer to that effect. That these latter, assuming such to be the case with regard to the practices of Christians, gave information regarding it to other Greeks, and sought to compel the martyrs Sanctus and Blandina to confess, under the influence of torture, that the allegation was correct. To these men Blandina replied very admirably in these words: “How should those person endure such accusations, who, for the sake of the practice of piety, did not avail themselves even of the flesh that was permitted them to eat?”
– Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus XIII.
Now those oblations are not according to the law, the handwriting which the Lord took away from the midst by canceling it; but they are according to the Spirit, for we must worship God “in spirit and in truth.” And therefore the oblation of the Eucharist is not a carnal one, but a spiritual; and in this respect it is pure. For we make an oblation to God of the bread and the cup of blessing, giving Him thanks in that He has commanded the earth to bring for these fruits for our nourishment. And then, we when we have perfected the oblation, we invoke the Holy Spirit, that He may exhibit this sacrifice, both the bread the body of Christ, and the cup the blood of Christ, in order that the receivers of these antitypes may obtain remission of sins and life eternal.
– Fragments from the Lost Writings of Irenaeus XXXVII.
We obtain remission of sins and eternal life by receiving the antitypes, the actual body and blood of Christ.
These are revealed by the bread and cup which are the types of these.
Receive the body and blood of Jesus by coming to Him, believing on Him.
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