Saturday, 21 April 2012

New Blog!

I have decided that I am bored of the layout on blogspot, so I have switched to wordpress. My new blog is entitled "The Totus Christus" and can be found at thetotuschristus.wordpress.com. If the lack of a funny video in the first post disappoints you, then try this. It's by the same guy who made Charlie the Unicorn.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life

"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink. He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever."
(John 6:53-58)

It is often suggested that the consumption of Jesus' flesh and blood referred to in this passage is simply a graphic way of illustrating faith in Him. The parallel between verses 40 and 54 is used to defend this interpretation:

"For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." (verse 40)

"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." (verse 54)

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Justified by His Faith

It has been a while since I last posted, so I will take this opportunity to jump on a bandwagon.


I believe that some instances of the expression "faith in Christ" or "faith in Jesus Christ" in the New Testament are in fact references to his faith-fulness (to the Covenant of Grace) shown in his death and resurrection.