Do We Literally Eat Christ’s Flesh and Blood?

Episode 726 Show Notes 

From the Show

Jesus tells them, “you need to labor for the bread that endures to eternal life.” He says that we don’t just need physical bread that we eat, that satisfies us for a moment, we need the bread which God wants to give you. And then Jesus says, “I am the bread of life.”

–Adriel Sanchez

Do We Literally Eat Christ’s Flesh and Blood?

Questions in this Episode

  1. Lots of people talk about the topic of God’s sovereignty as it relates to if we choose God or if God chooses us, but I am wondering if this truth is good news to those who are suffering or does it add to their pain, knowing that God allowed it to happen? Should we not mention it at all to those who are experiencing suffering?
  2. What does the term “unconditional election” mean?
  3. Is purgatory still taught and preached in the Catholic Church? If it is, does it exist and is that taught in the Bible or is that a false teaching and is there no existence of purgatory? Could you point me to the scriptures on this?
  4. In John 6:53, when Jesus talks about eating his flesh and drinking his blood, can you explain what this means, and if it is symbolic or literal?

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Adriel Sanchez

Adriel Sanchez is pastor of North Park Presbyterian Church, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). In addition to his pastoral responsibilities, he also serves the broader church as a host on the Core Christianity radio program, a live, daily call-in talk show where he answers listeners' questions about the Bible and the Christian faith. He and his wife Ysabel live in San Diego with their four children.

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