Catholics are literally eating Jesus Christ every Sunday because they believe in the Transubstantiation theology. Protestant churches mostly do not share this belief and their is no obligation to partake in the Holy Communion every Sunday.
John 6:53 (NKJV) Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
Here is how I understand this verse.
Given, Jesus Christ = The Word of God (John 1:14) The Word of God = Bible (2 Timothy 3:16) Jesus Christ = Bread of Heaven (John 6:51) Assuming read=intake=eat, we have Reading Bible = Reading the Word of God Reading the Word of God = Eating Bread of Heaven Eating Bread of Heaven = Eating Jesus Christ Therefore, Reading Bible = Eating Jesus Christ
Matthew 4:4 (NKJV) But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
This verse may imply that we need the Word of God every day. Therefore,
Reading Bible every day = Eating Jesus Christ every day
Is this a common understanding of "eating Jesus" by the Protestants?
What is the common view among the Protestants regarding the command of Jesus that we must "eat his flesh and drink his blood"?