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Peace to you also Fred,

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[b:1g8969ec]Again you quote incorrectly and out of context. Jesus is speaking of the Bread of Life, Him, and the Sacrament he institutes. If you read the entire passage you would know this.[/b:1g8969ec]

But you haven’t gotten it right yet. John Chapter 4 (When Jesus was at the well) we find –

[i:1g8969ec]Looking closely at John, chapters four through six, we gain these significant insights. Here, Jesus made some very picturesque statements in an attempt to make us understand the importance of believing in Him. We also see that His words often are spoken in spiritual meanings, not to be taken as literal meanings. For instance, after Jesus spoke with the Samaritan woman at the well, His disciples brought food to Him saying “Master eat.” to which Jesus replied, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Now if we take His words literally, we’d have to wonder if He had a hidden cheeseburger under His robe. But two verses later, we are given the meaning of His words: “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” Likewise in John chapter six, Jesus speaks in the same manner in verse 35 : “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty….’ ” verse 51 “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.’ ” …. verse 54 “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day” and finally verse 58. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, but he who feeds on this bread will live forever.” These verses cannot be taken literally because Christians today get hungry and thirsty daily, and one only needs to look at the obituaries to see that Christians die. Thankfully, Jesus again doesn’t leave us wondering because in verse 63, He says, “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.”

If we take these verses, we can benefit further if we add the insights given in Matthew 15: 11 and 17 where Jesus states that what goes into the mouth cannot defile anyone, because it passes through the body, but rather it is what comes from the heart that defiles a person. (Naturally this applies to what enters the mouth can’t make one holy either.)

You focus on sacraments as a means to merit Salvation whereas Jesus shed His blood to purge our sins. Communion is to be done as a remembrence of this. Fortunately, we also have in Acts 7:48 and 17:24 where we see the Bible clearly telling us that, “… the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands.”
Matthew 24:26+27 tells us “Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Jesus
arose and sits at the right hand of the father not in a piece of bread.[/i:1g8969ec]

I’m afraid that you are mistaken (Fred) because you don’t know Scriptures
and I pray that you will not harden your hearts to the truth.