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Doesn’t 1 Corinthians tell us that Jesus’ glorified body has no blood?

Full Question

As a Bible-believing Christian I must tell you the Catholic Eucharist cannot be the blood of Christ because the glorified Jesus has no blood. The Bible teaches that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (1 Cor 15:50). When Jesus appeared to his disciples after his Resurrection, he said to them, “Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have” (Luke 24:39). Notice how he didn’t mention his blood? This demonstrates that he had none, so the Catholic Eucharist is a sham.

Answer

Your interpretation undermines your own beliefs as a “Bible-believing Christian” and refutes your own argument against the Eucharist. If 1 Corinthians 15:50 proves the risen Jesus has no blood and therefore the Eucharist can’t be his blood, the same text shows he has no flesh and therefore he couldn’t have been raised bodily.

Luke 24:39 shows that the glorified Jesus has flesh (“a spirit hath not flesh and bones”), so 1 Corinthians 15:50 can’t mean resurrected beings have no flesh or blood. What does Paul mean, then, when he declares, “Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God”? He’s saying that natural, physical life as it is now constituted cannot inherit the kingdom of God. A supernatural transformation must occur first (1 Cor 15:53).

You’re correct when you say Christ doesn’t mention his blood in Luke 24:39, but what of it? Under the circumstances, there’s no reason to expect he would mention his blood, so his failure to do so proves nothing.










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  1. Juliet Reply

    how can you say that the Catholic Eucharist is a shame when it is also described in Luke 22:19-2-

  2. Kalisa Reply

    There has been many Eucharistic miracles in which the consecrated bread turned into body and blood or has blood on it.

  3. Josh Reply

    You are right that His resurrected body has no blood. When we take bread and wine (or water, in some cases), it represents the blood that Christ has shed in atonement for our sins. It represents his suffering in Gethsemane and on Calvary. But only mortal bodies have blood. Adam and Eve became mortal and received blood when they partook of the forbidden fruit. We know special things in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 🙂

    1. Eric Reply

      Jesus’ resurrected body certainly has blood. See Revelation 5:5-9.

  4. Cris codoy Reply

    When Jesus ascended into heaven, He did not leave a book, instead He left 12 men to build His Church. You bible Christians are so literal and you don’t have the Authority to interpret the Books owned by the Catholic Church. As St John Newman said, ” to go deep in History is to end Protestants erroneous beliefs and practices” Remember for the first 3 centuries there was no BOOK, the CATHOLIC Church collected these books at the end of the third century, and decided which book is to be included, pls study the History. The only Authority to interpret the BOOK is its owner, the HOLY APOSTOLIC CATHOLIC CHURCH!

  5. Fran Reply

    Jesus gave His All….His Body , His Blood ….etc.
    ALL FOR US.

    THAT’s how much He Loves us.

    What is this person afraid of??

    We lowly mortals can’t even begin to imagine the depth of God’s love and suffering for us.
    We weren’t there.

    We are incapable of such depth of feeling.

    At The Last Supper
    , Jesus clearly said…
    this is my body,….and also said…
    This is my blood , which will be shed for you and for all.

    I Believe Jesus.
    NOT mortals,

    Jesus I Trust in Thee.Amen!!!!!!

  6. catstclair12000 Reply

    He didn’t mention body fat, muscle tissue, stomach acid, ear wax, or any of the other things a human body has. Do you think that meant all He had was flesh and bones? Creepy. Jesus also said He was the vine and we the branches. Do you think He was green and leafy? He said He was the door, did He mean that He had hinges? He said He was the good shepherd. Would you have screamed out, “You’re a liar! You’re a carpenter!”? Really, you have to leave off the very literal thinking if you are going to understand Christianity.

  7. Simphiwe Reply

    Our Faith teaches us that the Body and Blood of Christ was given to us, not claimed but given.

    Here are helpful versus
    Mark 14:18-26

    And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me." They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?" He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born." And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body." …

    1 Corinthians 11:23-25

    For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

    Why betray Jesus by making statements and using Hold Bible to try and fight His only Church? If you are to say a bible believer how then do you separate and interpret scriptures in an contradictory manner?

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