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Why did early Christians believe in the Real Presence?

J. N. D. Kelly (Early Christian Doctrines) contends that the early conception of the real presence was the result of a connection made between the OT sacrificial system and the eucharist. Citing the ...
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According to Protestants who don't accept something like the real presence, why was Jesus' teaching at John 6 so hard?

There are two threads in this passage. One is a "You can't come unless the Father draws you" thread and the other is a "bread of life" thread and the two threads are co-mingled. ...
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According to Protestants who don't accept something like the real presence, why was Jesus' teaching at John 6 so hard?

From my perspective as a Protestant Christian, the reason why some people took offense at Jesus's words about eating his flesh and consequently no longer followed Jesus is because they were being too ...
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Is it still prevalent among Roman Catholics to believe that Christ's physical body is present in the Eucharist?

Your question is a mixed question, I will try to answer both as much as I can: Do most Roman Catholics believe X? Answer: only God knows what anyone believes. As far as I know there is no scientific ...
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According to Protestants who don't accept something like the real presence, why was Jesus' teaching at John 6 so hard?

Context, context, context. The invisibility of God is taught in the Scriptures (John 1:18). At John 6:46 Jesus says, "Not that any man has seen God, "Save he which is of God." The ...
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Why did early Christians believe in the Real Presence?

The basic assumption, "I'd imagine that if Christ directly taught the doctrine of the Real Presence, then one of the Gospels would have recorded it. So given that fact that it isn't directly taught, ...
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Who is the earliest theologian arguing for a 'memorial ordinance' theory of the Eucharist as opposed to a 'real presence sacramental' one?

Apparently, one may argue that Justin Martyr was the first apart from the Bible account, but on his heels were the martyrs of Lyons. First is the quote and then commentary (emphasis mine). And this ...
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Is it impossible for Jesus to hold himself in his own hand?

Thank you for providing the link to that tiny quote which you seem to feel is unreasonable. As you know, that was extracted by you more than three-quarters of the way down a very long article that was ...
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According to Protestants who don't accept something like the real presence, why was Jesus' teaching at John 6 so hard?

Let's start by clarifying the OP idea that "real presence" is identical to the Catholic belief in "transubstantiation". They are not the same at all. "[transubstantiation is]...
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What is the biblical defense for consubstantiation?

The short answer is Christ's own words: Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." 27And He took a cup, and when ...
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Is it still prevalent among Roman Catholics to believe that Christ's physical body is present in the Eucharist?

Is it still prevalent among Roman Catholics to believe that Christ's physical body is present in the Eucharist? There exists polls that suggest that the majority of Catholics no longer believe in the ...
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Why did early Christians believe in the Real Presence?

"On what basis did the early Christians get this idea of the Real Presence in the first place? More specifically, if Christ didn't teach the doctrine of the Real Presence explicitly, where did the ...
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Why did early Christians believe in the Real Presence?

Besides the answers given, the whole issue of taking Communion "in an unworthy manner" is another reason that the ancient Christians believed in presence of Christ in the Eucharist. People don't ...
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What do Catholics mean when they talk about the Real Presence in the Eucharist?

What do Catholics mean when they talk about the Real Presence in the Eucharist? Totally surprised to see how few Catholics actually do not insert Catholic sourced based information with a link with a ...
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