where it says have to be born again..born of the flesh is flesh, of the spirit , spirit. is that saying have to be baptized and that is the being "born again?"
and when it says if you eat of hisflesh and drink of his blood you will not thirst or hunger..now i know thats not literal or every catholic would be stick thin rofl so what does that mean? just that you wont feel that longing or emptiness anymore?
Answer by Ilovemy5joys at 10:03 PM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by Shaneagle777 at 10:06 PM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by jennijune_21 at 10:33 PM on Jul. 7, 2009
Being "born again" does mean to be baptized. The idea of original sin is that "in" Adam all have sinned and that reflects the doctrine of justification that "in" Christ all are saved. So when we are born in the flesh - we are born in Adam, in original sin. Through baptism we are born again in Spirit - born again in Christ.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:01 PM on Jul. 7, 2009
Catholics refer to John 6 as the Eucharistic chapter because we see in it the understanding of the bread and wine becoming the Body and Blood of Christ (transubstantion). (See "Christ in the Eucharist").
Transubstantion accepts that there are 2 ways changes occur - outward and inner changes. Like when we become a mother - we we not only have bigger breasts and a little extra aroundt he waist - but inside we are now a mother to someone else. Or think of a work of art - an original is worth more than an exact copy because there is something internal to the original that is different than the copy even it the copy looks exactly the same. So for Catholics, the bread/wine retain the outward appearnce - but the essenace changes to be that of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Answer by eringobrough at 11:10 PM on Jul. 7, 2009
Answer by lawla at 3:19 PM on Jul. 8, 2009
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