Sunday, May 20, 2007

"TRANSUBSTANTIATION vs REMEMBRANCE"

"TRANSUBSTANTIATION vs REMEMBRANCE"

I recently asked a friend about Communion in the Mormon Church. He said it was taken as a straight "Remembrance." I am not sure but I believe most Protestant Denominations believe the same way...."symbolic" of the Body and Blood of the Crucified Christ. We (Catholics) believe in the true presence of Jesus in the consecrated Eucharist. We take this Communion not JUST In Remembrance of His Death , Burial and Resurrection (Do this in Remembrance of Me) but We most definately "RECIEVE" Him.

I have a slightly different take on BOTH concepts. I have never had anyone give me a satisfactory explanation of John 6: 53-54 which has lead me to the conclusion I make in this post.

To start, I give the Mormon concept........-----

Mormon Sacrament Prayers

O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name ofthy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this breadto the souls of all those who partake of it, that theymay eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, andwitness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that theyare willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, andalways remember him and keep his commandments which hehas given them; that they may always have his Spirit tobe with them. Amen.

O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name ofthy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this waterto the souls of all those who drink of it, that they maydo it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which wasshed for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God,the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him,that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

The above "doctrine" seems to force this question........

Explain how this prayer fulfills John 6:53-54?

(53)"Jesus therefore said to them, "Most assuredly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you don't have life in yourselves."
(54) "He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."

Seems to me that the only possible way to fulfill this without being a "cannibal" as the Disciples also questioned, is to take Jesus at His Word....."He took bread and said...This is My Body...He took wine and siad This My Blood." I suspect that the believer who eats the Consecrated Bread and Wine may be eating and drinking bread and wine BUT in terms of VIBRATION...it is the SAME frequencies as the Body and Blood of Christ. (String Theory would support this concept) New Agers believe it's in the water (solar water etc.) I believe it is in us...Jesus living in us..which means the Father and Holy Spirit.

The Miracle of Jesus is analogous to physically eating the body of a plant or animal....we take their biomolecules and re-arrange them into our biomolecules...the plant or animal becomes part of us. In the same way...the "Nature" of Jesus (if we repent and obey) becomes part of us when we eat His Body and Blood in the Eucharist. AWESOME! If a person takes The Communion (in the Catholic Church) in the state of sin....they eat and drink condemnation. (no problem for non-Catholics)

Very scary for sure so the believer better be penitent. Scares the heck out of me when I take Communion so I fear the Lord and ask forgiveness from the bottom of my heart before I take it! Being a sinner..I know I will probably slip and fall again but our God is Merciful and Patient beyond understanding. Is this a license to sin? As St. Paul said... ..God forbid!

This is how I understand St. Paul's teaching to "Work out our Salvation with fear and trembling before the Lord." He's not saying to "earn" our Salvation.....that's FREE.....he is saying to fight against our EGO.. Crucify daily our EGO on Golgatha Hill with our Precious Lord Jesus. Ceremonies and Church rules and regulations and doctrines and Sacraments will NOT save you...ONLY the Precious Blood of our Savior has the power to defeat EVIL. This is for ALL people...Religion and New Age won't do it. The "battle" of Good vs evil is real..it's a final battle that is being played out on this 3rd planet from the Star Sol in Alpha Quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy. ALL Creation is waiting and watching and CELEBRATING...( probably why birds chirp at 5 in the morning waking everyone up!)

I know this all sounds like doctrinal Christian Religion but it is NOT..it is REALITY as written in the Word of God..... the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible and CONFIRMED in Isaac Newton's Bible Code.

The Bible says there is no such thing as "time" in God's Kingdom. Einstein also said this..."The past, present and future is illusion, no matter how persistent." String Theory states this too..the Laws of Physics flow into the future just as easily as flowing into the past......."time".... being dependant on relative motion is NOT directional as we once thought. Existence is a Mobius Circle..no beginning...no end and no dimension (top is the same as the bottom) (what ever happened to 8 track tape players..they were great! hee hee hee)

Now here is an interesting concept to ponder. The Pentateuch....First 5 books of the Torah.....all Scripture about the PAST is written in the FUTURE tense in Hebrew and all Scripture about the FUTURE is written in the PAST tense. Hmmm..is YHWH trying to say something to us? Or were the early Hebrews bad at grammar? GOD is a Mobius Circle for sure!

Our Deacon gave the Homily this morning in our Church. It was AWESOME! He taught us something I have never thought of before..He said to PRAY for all the people you haven't met in your life..because there are no-coincidences in God and all the friends, acquaintances, fellow workers and family in our lives are GIFTS from GOD. BLEW MY MIND! (hmmm...more evidence that abortion is anti-God) Deacon said today's Gospel reading inspired him to realize this .......

John 17,20-26.
"I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me. And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me. Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me. I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them."

Lot of String Theory in this Scripture!!! Funny...most New Agers talk about the fact that God is within us..they just don't like acknowledging it was Jesus of Nazareth that died for us so that this TRUTH may be in us. Something about the Name of Jesus that turns people off. That darned Scripture...*John 14:6.....drives our EGO's nuts! Most folks are like this.... "I refuse to yell uncle...why?....might have to really obey Jesus and that's just so "corny"...SO....I prefer to have it MY WAY (thank's a bunch Frankie) and practice feel good "born again" religions and New Age, "Rodney King" religion of "Why can't we all just get along!" and hope for the 100th Monkey. Believe that stuff and you are a MONKEY!

Maybe we don't want to acknowledge Jesus because then we would be saying the Christians were right and God knows we can't have that!!! So we fall for all kinds of seducing spirits that make us feel good and justify our rebellion against YHWH God and His Precious Son Jesus. Besides...following RULES is a whole lot easier than following Jesus for sure. Best religion has to be Islam...just pray 7 times a day pointed at Mecca on your little prayer rug and ALL IS WELL in the Kingdom. God....we are all Osteriches! (also get to have more than on wife! NOT FOR ME..I can't figure out the ONE I have!! AND...if ya kill a Jew or Christian in "honorable martyrdom" ya get 72 virgins in 72 rooms in 72 mansions..Man that will keep ya busy for awhile!)

*John 14:6 "Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me."

Really accepting Jesus Christ is very powerful.... and plain scary! Hey.....He is GOD...what can be more awesome than that? He purchased you with His Precious Blood......that my friend is beyond comprehension!

Lots of folks.... both Religious (Kabala, Scientology, Hindu, Buddhist, Islam s etc.) and New Age fool around with all kinds of psychic powers etc. What Jesus gives is the REAL McCOY and makes psi-power so juvenile! Why settle for 2nd best when you can have the WHOLE ENCHELADA.! . In JESUS.....you are a Son of God. That is plain MIND BOGGLING! ( a member of His Family..the Intergalactic Federation of Star Nations) Why settle for "parlor tricks" when you can have the GIFT of LOVE and COMPASSION and FORGIVENESS.....TRUTH that surpasses ALL UNDERSTANDING?

As a Doubting Thomas......I DO NOT DOUBT that I can tell a mountain to be removed and it will....just scares the crap out of me and I fear to use my powers so I strive to practice Love, Compassion and Forgiveness...which is LOT more powerful than ALL psi-power and Thermonuclear devices COMBINED anyway. When you practice LOVE....you do these POWERS without ever realizing it...for in this way it is GOD's Will..NOT yours...the error Lucifer made BECAUSE he had the choice just like we do in God's Law of Free Will. Choose the Light ...you may not be as lucky as Darth Vader (Anniken Skywalker) to come "HOME" to the LIGHT after being seduced by the Dark side. (Gospel according to Lucas) If you keep your heart and mind on the Cross of Jesus...the Dark will never take you from GOD's heart.

As my Deacon said..PRAY not just for your family and those folks you know...PRAY for all those you will meet in the future..BECAUSE the FUTURE is NOW..the PRESENT and the PAST as Albert Einstein told us! (and I thought Einstein's "biggy" was E=MC2!) (too bad people don't realize that Prophets are not just Religious Theologians but Scientists as well...in fact...probably most Theologians are blowing smoke screens" about REALITY! (and don't even realize it themselves)

Heck.... I thought Isaac Newton's "biggy" was the Calculus and the Laws of Motion and Gravity. Had no clue he discovered the Bible Code. (He couldn't crack it because we needed computers to do that...The Russian Jewish Mathematician Dr. Eliyahu Rips was the guy who cracked" it!)

I must throw in my final thoughts ....We have a Family in the Cosmos..in the Intergalactic Federation of Star Nations (the Kingdom of God..often called Heaven (3 levels...30 dimensions so far) They are called Angels in the Bible. They have been with us since Adam and Eve. God CREATES through them. They are our "Guardians..the Watchers of Heaven" The Holy Bible was given to us BY our Family through Inspired Prophets who wrote under their influence. (New Agers call it "channeling"...Heck....."they" communicate with all of us..a lot of times in dreams or intuition! No co-incidences with God! NO ONE has exclusive rights of COMMINICATION with God...that is a GIFT for ALL!)

REMEMBER GOD..IS CREATION and He IS IN HIS CREATION and He works within His OWN Laws and through His CREATION and the CLOSEST any mortal can ever understand the TRUE GOD is to embrace His LOVE...for that IS GOD'S HOLY NATURE! Praise YHWH! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! NOTHING ENDS except evil!
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