Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Why not the Eucharist?

It is written that Jesus healed a Leper. Jesus walked on water. Christs' witnessed miracles are documented and never (in my experience) doubted by Protestants their reality and validity. If you/we believe those events actually occurred, then, as a Protestant, why not the Eucharist? How hard is it to fathom that he infuses the Eucharist with his Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity at Mass? John 6, its right there with no wavering adjectives or mysterious side-door symbolic language. Eat. Plain and simple.

Protestants profess the same simplicity with their alter call, "proclaim he is your Savior" and you are "saved". Yes, I am generalizing which of course merits a measure of latitude so forgive my broadbrush, but attempt comprehension of the point.

The Simplicity is there. Just as an alter call profession, it is a reach for grace from Him. It is a hypocracy of some weight to believe in the miraculous and deny his real presence in the Eucharist, when it is all Biblically supported.

3 comments:

Seminarian Matthew said...

Greetings on the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost:

I recently saw your blog listed as newly added to St. Blog's Parish Directory. I wish to welcome you!

Pax Tecum.

The Catholic Journeyman said...

Thank you for reading. I support your discernment challenge, your conscious effort and willingness. Lord knows we need men like you doing what you are doing.
Peace.
-Dave

Moonshadow said...

It is a hypocracy of some weight to believe in the miraculous and deny his real presence in the Eucharist

Could be for that reason some of them no longer believe in the miraculous, outside the Bible.

Slippery slope, then. What a shame.

- Shabbat shalom.