All you have to do is repeat a lie often enough for it to be accepted as a truth. The Roman Catholic Church’s Eucharist is one such age-old lie. A current explanation attempts to re-establish this pagan mysticism.
Inhalt / Content
- 1 Bread – The Body of Christ
- 2 Eucharist is “inviolable”
- 3 To be understood symbolically or literally?
- 4 With bread it gets literal
- 5 Turn off your mind – comply
- 6 Switch on your mind – think for yourself
- 7 The Eucharist is what it is
Bread – The Body of Christ
The Eucharist, i.e. the eating of the literal body of Jesus Christ in the truest sense of the word and also the literal drinking of his blood in the truest sense of the word, is the central ritual of the Roman Catholic Church. However, the contracted baker does not produce slices of meat – a butcher would be more suitable for that anyway – but rather slice-shaped wafers made from water and flour. In order for the mystery at the “Holy Mass” to make any sense at all, a miracle must work here. This church calls this inexplicable phenomenon “transubstantiation.” This wafer – or host – literally transforms into the body of Jesus Christ and the wine drunk with it literally transforms into the blood of Jesus.
Eucharist is “inviolable”
This legend is defended by the Catholic Church tooth and nail and whatever else is available against any doubters, critics and, above all, the “disgusting” (remaining) Protestants. After all, for more than 1,200 years, any delinquent who questioned even a single fiber of this myth of the Eucharist had to expect persecution, torture and death by burning alive. It must be very painful to have to endure this contradiction today without the possibility of similar consequences.
No wonder that the mouthpieces of this church institution repeatedly recall the legend about the Eucharist placed on the warming plate. The deeply Catholic US magazine “catholic.com” once again carried out such a refresher mission and put this in the context of why “the Bible is not explicitly Catholic” (Source).
To be understood symbolically or literally?
To turn the reader right away, the author suggestively asks why Jesus didn’t just state things clearly and directly, such as “Peter, you and your successors will lead my Church as Vicar of Christ until I return.” Another clear statement could have been, “priests are to bless ordinary bread and wine and through that it will become my body.”
A clever strategy to create space for a well-founded self-interpretation with the supposed justification for the symbolic language usually used by Jesus Christ.
In fact, nowhere in the Bible did Jesus Christ ever say that the bread and wine are literally transformed into His body and blood after the blessing of a priest. Also, Jesus Christ never told Simon that he was the rock, because the Greek word “petros” means stone and not rock or foundation. How could the Savior ever have said this when He Himself is the rock (Greek “petra”) of the church?
With bread it gets literal
The Church of Rome bases its favorite mystery of the Eucharist on the Bible passages in Mark, chapter 14, verses 22 to 24:
“And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.“
Another passage used for the thesis of the Eucharist as a lifeline can be found in John 6, verses 53 to 55:
“Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.“
But here the author hits a snag. On the one hand, he asked the question why Jesus Christ did not speak plainly but symbolically, but on the other hand, in the context of bread, these statements of Jesus Christ were “of course” to be understood as literal in the truest sense of the word.
“Could he have been even more explicit and given a technical statement of the doctrine of transubstantiation?”, the author asks suggestively and emphasizes: “And even if he’d been more explicit about transubstantiation, people could still say he was ‘speaking symbolically.’.”
Turn off your mind – comply
However, the author fails to provide a valid explanation as to why, according to his own statement, Jesus Christ preferred symbolic language, but should have used literal language at the Lord’s Supper.
It may be that in the Roman Catholic religious philosophy, which the church calls Christianity, there is a rule that states, among other things, that the keyword “rock” is symbolic and the keyword “bread” is literal.
Well, there will always be doubters, according to the author of the Catholic magazine. So just turn your mind off, follow the “theology” of this church and have no doubts whatsoever.
Starting from a literal statement on the topic of “Jesus, bread and wine,” there are other examples to be found in the Bible.
“And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.”
Jesus Christ broke the bread and called it His body. Was it actually bread, such as a flatbread, or did Jesus secretly cut something out of His body? According to Catholic interpretation, Jesus would now have to hold actual flesh in one hand and possibly a knife in the other hand. After all, He said it, “this is my body.”
“For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world. Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.”
Consistently Catholic, Jesus Christ came from heaven in the truest sense of the word as literal bread. Whether as a sesame roll, poppy seed stick, flatbread or even pretzel is not known.
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven.”
The same statement here. It would be unimaginable if Jesus Christ actually came from heaven as literal bread – a suitable example would be Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookie – and thus called into question the virgin birth of Mary, who is now referred to as the “Queen of Heaven”. Did the heads of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (Inquisition) never consider this consequence?
1 Corinthians 10:17:
“For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.”
Paul added one more thing. Not only is Jesus Christ a bread, but also His entire church is made of baked dough. That would mean that the Church of Jesus itself, as the Roman Catholic Church asserts itself in its self-imposed monopoly position, is a huge piece of baked goods. Possibly a carnival donut with purple and scarlet filling and also close to its expiration date?
Switch on your mind – think for yourself
After one’s own mind has been activated again for one’s own use, the attempts at explanation on the part of the Roman Church appear again in the correct light. As ridiculous as the literal interpretation of the topic of “bread from heaven”, which is applied in accordance with Catholic guidelines, may sound, this attempted reasoned derivation from this unspeakable Eucharist is just as ridiculous.
Taking the “rock” as symbolic and the “bread” as literal cannot be justified. This simply shows arbitrariness and the need to cover up the practiced paganism using Christian-looking arguments (Info).
The Eucharist is what it is
This pagan ritual of the Eucharist is what it is. A “horrible idolatry” (Luther). It is an ancient Egyptian-Mithraist idol worship (“Sun God”) with the maximum possible mockery of Jesus Christ by a presumptuously arrogant and completely superfluous priesthood (Info).
This topic is not a “slip” within the inflated rules of this institution, but rather a component of an entire program (Info).
Just as the Bible predicts in Revelation 18:7:
“How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.”
So the Roman Catholic Church will not reach its “expiration date” as a lonely widow. The returned daughters now long to celebrate the Eucharist with their mother (Info).
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2 Thessalonians 2:3
Bible verses from King James Version