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Offline sprtslvr1973

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The flesh profiteth Nothing
« on: April 06, 2010, 10:58:17 PM »
Does this negate the Lord's earlier words about the Bread being his Flesh?
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Re: The flesh profiteth Nothing
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010, 11:02:55 PM »
Does this negate the Lord's earlier words about the Bread being his Flesh?

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Re: The flesh profiteth Nothing
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2010, 01:27:16 AM »
Does this negate the Lord's earlier words about the Bread being his Flesh?

"What then, is not His flesh, flesh?" Most certainly. "How then saith He, that the flesh profiteth nothing?" He speaketh not of His own flesh, (God forbid!) but of those who received His words in a carnal manner. But what is "understanding carnally"? It is looking merely to what is before our eyes, without imagining anything beyond. This is understanding carnally. But we must not judge thus by sight, but must look into all mysteries with the eyes within. This is seeing spiritually. He that eateth not His flesh, and drinketh not His blood, hath no life in him. How then doth "the flesh profit nothing," if without it we cannot live? Seest thou that the words, "the flesh profiteth nothing," are spoken not of His own flesh, but of carnal hearing? (John the Goldenmouthed, HOMILY XLVII: JOHN vi. 53, 54.)
1 Samuel 25:22 (KJV)
So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.