Q#9 Why would Jesus want you to eat his body and drink his blood? (Want Christians + Atheists comments)?
NOTES TO ATHEISTS BEFORE YOU READ THE QUESTIONS:
-If you plan to make statements about God and the Bible, you should know your Bible. Many of your questions are irrefutably answered already in scripture. The rest can be proven with archeology and science. Do you really think all these Christians aren't asking the same questions you're thinking? Many want to know the answer too to see if they aren't following a myth.
-Don't accuse the Bible to be full of error if you haven't even read through the Bible and analyzed it chapter by chapter and verse by verse and cross reference verses and use a concordance to get the meaning of the original text (translations to English create confusing uses of words that have a slightly different meaning in the original text).
-Don't base the Christian "religion" on those who practice it wrongly. There are strict guidelines in the Bible to detect a true believer. Some of the no-no's from God is vain repetition (rituals), pride (stubbornness), hypocrites (making own rules), and lukewarm christians (an atheist knows more than them). If you don't know the deeper parts of what it means to be a true christian (which takes years of study), you will be speaking out of ignorance.
-If you don't know the plan of salvation and the origin of sin, many Bible phrases will be confusing. (If you say an airplane can't actually stay in the air and you never read about aerodynamics, you will make foolish assumptions).
-By saying there is no God and the Bible is flawed, you are saying an absolute statement that you know everything. Even God tells Christians to "study to show yourselves approved so you can answer any questions" II Timothy 2:15.
-It doesn't matter what you think or say, and it doesn't matter what scientific test you use, a person can and has experienced a spiritual force from God that makes God real to even the most atheistic person. The holy spirit "is like the wind" (John 3:8) and can't be put in a box to test. (If you haven't experienced this, or at least read testimonies or witness someone being filled with the holy spirit, then you are discredited from saying it doesn't exist or it is not real). Just because you haven't experienced it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Who do you think you are? You can't know or understand everything.
-Atheists are masters of rationalization. The definition of rationalize is "The attempt to explain or justify (one's own or another's behavior or attitude) with logical, plausible reasons, even if these are inconclusive, perfunctory, not true or not appropriate".
-Proverbs 26:12 says, "Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him". Christians go by the Bible, which is infallible and tested by time and centuries of scrutiny, you go by sketchy science, theories, incomplete information, flawed logic and personal feelings. May the best side win.
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9. Why would Jesus want you to eat his body and drink his blood?
-If you read the Bible, shortly after he stated this, he explained that this was a parable, it was meant to get rid of the freeloaders who were only looking for food, and that it was spiritual, not physical (John 6:53). Read the bible, did anyone eat his body or drink his blood ever? (This is Bible logic 101).
-If Jesus were serious and we must eat and drink his blood literally, I don't think people would follow him and he could have easily been killed sooner as a cannibal. Remember, the Pharisees couldn't find any fault in anything he did or said except that he said he was the son of God and king of the Jews (which was treason, but it was still true and not a lie).
-I guess you should be put to jail when you say to you friend "I will kill you" or "I'll rip your head off". Jesus had a sense of humor too, it just happened to be symbolic.
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