Wednesday, October 28, 2009

'Eat My Flesh and Drink My Blood' by Evangelist Mike Gendron

Here is an article by evangelist Mike Gendron about the Roman Catholic interpretation of John 6, which teaches that Jesus was talking about transubstantiation when He said “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day." Gendron gives 'seven convincing biblical reasons why this passage is to be taken figuratively.'

7 comments:

Paul said...

Jennie,
Pastor Tony has posted the final lecture in his Drowning In The Tiber series.

http://www.tonybartolucci.com/sermons.htm

Jennie said...

Thanks Paul. I've been waiting for that!

Paul said...

Jennie,
James White will be playing a recent discussion betweeen Mike Gendron and R.C apologist Tim Staples on his Dividing Line program this evening. He said that Mike did a great job.

Jennie said...

Thanks Paul,
What time does that start? Can I listen later if I miss it?

Paul said...

Yes, it will be posted on the main page this evening or early tomorrow.

http://aomin.org/

Jennie said...

Here is another thought based on a verse in John 6:

John 6:27 Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.”

Is Jesus talking about the eucharist, the bread and wine, or is He talking about Himself and His word, which are one, and which give us life when we believe in Him?
See John 6:29 Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.”
30 Therefore they said to Him, “What sign will You perform then, that we may see it and believe You? What work will You do? 31 Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’”
32 Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, Moses did not give you the bread from heaven, but My Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
34 Then they said to Him, “Lord, give us this bread always.”
35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. 36 But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe. 37 All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jesus is not talking about bread and wine, which perish and which digest and decay inside of our bodies, but about Himself as our bread and His word which gives life when we hear it and believe it by faith.

Jennie said...

As Gendron brought out in his article, the fact that the bread must decompose in a person's digestive system goes against God's promise never to let His Holy One see decay (Acts 2:27, Psalm 16:10) So the bread can't be physically the body of Christ. The bread which saves is Christ Himself as we believe in Him and His sacrifice on the cross by faith.