When Jesus spoke of giving his body and blood for us to eat and drink, it scandalized some of his followers. How can a man give his flesh to eat?
Even to this day, some Christians find Jesus’ words to be a stumbling block. Most Protestants apply a merely symbolic meaning to the New Testament passages that refer to Christ’s body. In their attempts to make the Eucharist nothing more than a metaphor, we hear an echo of those Gospel skeptics who found the Lord’s plain meaning just too incredible to believe.
In his new audio set Living Bread : A Defense of Christ’s Real Presence in the Eucharist, Tim Staples provides the definitive answer to all those who doubt Christ’s real presence in the Eucharist. This four part presentation breaks down the common objections to the Catholic doctrine, and builds a powerful case—from Scripture as well as the teaching and practices of the early Christians—for taking Jesus at his word when he said:
“I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh" (John 6:51).