Similies and metaphors of Jesus.
Similes and Metaphors of Jesus.
To prove the absurdity of taking Jesus literally when he said "this is my body" and "this is my blood" we need only look at how he spoke in pictures, parables, similies and metaphors all the time. Remember when Jesus said it he had not even been crucified yet, so how could it be the body of Jesus Christ crucified
and resurrected when neither event had even happened yet?
If you take Jesus literally, or the new testament, or old testament literally, then
We eat Jesus in communion.
Jesus was made of bread. "I am the bread of life" John 6:35.
Jesus was a door, not a person, as he said, "I am the door" John 10:9.
Jesus was a vine, as he said "I am the vine, ye are the branches" John 15:5
Jesus was a lamb,
Jesus was a lion,
Jesus was a corn of wheat,
Jesus was a rose,
Jesus was a lily,
Jesus was a tree,
Jesus was a plant,
Jesus was a rod,
Jesus was balm,
Jesus was a bundle of myrrh,
Jesus was a cluster of camphire,
Jesus was manna,
Jesus was a rock,
Jesus was a stone,
Jesus was a shadow from the heat (Isaiah 25:4),
Jesus was an altar,
Jesus was a shield,
Jesus was a sceptre,
a Christian is a sheep.
a Christian is wheat.
a Christian is salt.
a Christian is a branch (John 15:5)
an unbeliever is a goat.
an unbeliever is a tare or weed.
John 6:53 It is a simile, like "the sheep and the goats" representing the necessity to have an all consuming love for God, that transcends that even of love for your family.