Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Truth Incarnate did not deceive his hearers!

From the OPC Q&A: "When his hearers continue to be offended, our Lord aggravates the offense - as He so often did - by speaking in terms that are more starkly offensive to them. 'I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.' (v. 51) They take him literally and argue, offended, over what He could mean. And so He restates it even more baldly: 'Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. ... My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink....' (vv.53-55)"

An essay on this discourse is planned for late 2005