A question from an atheist: Why would Jesus want you to eat His body and drink His blood?

9/22/2018 , 19 Comments

The spiritual meaning of eating the body and drinking the blood of Christ

Now we know by this question, that these imaginary people are living in their idiotic world understanding only their language of ignorance and impertinence. They speak of hypocrisy and lies like their adopted father.

JOHN 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

The Lord Jesus said to His disciples:

JOHN 6:51-54
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

The commandment says: “Eat the bread which came down from heaven”, that is His body. Does it sound cannibalistic?

He further emphasized that that bread is His flesh. When the disciples did not understand what He meant, He explained that He is speaking of spiritual things.

JOHN 6:60-63
60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, this is a hard saying; who can hear it?
61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, doth this offend you?
62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

The flesh of Jesus or His body is the manifestation of all perfection and holiness attainable by any human being that believes. Eating it spiritually means receiving the glory in it so that it can also be present in your person.

JOHN 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

The grace and the truth that is in the ‘corporeal’ body of Christ, if eaten or received, can be transferred or reflected in the person of a believer.

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Jesus is an example to follow. He is the role model to every Christian.

1 PETER 2:21
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps…

These imaginary people live in a world of seclusion: having a kind of language deprived of figures of speech, idiomatic expressions, and above all, spirituality. If they hear you say, “Eat crow”, then they will say, “I am not eating crow”. If you say, “I’ll eat my hat”, then they will laugh at you, and presume that you are extremely hungry, because you will “eat your hat”.

It sounds stupid, isn’t it?

But an intelligent and educated Christian knows the language of the Bible and the spiritual things that it teaches.

8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

In the Book of Revelation, John, the disciple, was commanded to eat a scroll or a book.

9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

It was an angel who told John to “eat the book”, and John was in the spirit that day.

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet…

These verses speak of spiritual things that sound foolish to the ungodly.

The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

Linguists use the phrase “digest the book”.

(e.i) “Reading is important for personal and professional development. If you want to grow your knowledge, you have to read. Reading is a tip of the iceberg though, digesting the information is the bigger piece on the block of ice. Here is something that is useful – George Ambler introduces a process to read and digest a book…”

Source (2007): http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/how-to-read-and-digest-a-book.html

To digest a book means to absorb mentally the information in it. When the angel said to John, “eat the book”, it biblically and spiritually means that John must absorb the knowledge written in it. These wise words of the angel to John will surely be misinterpreted by these imaginary people! DO NOT TELL THEM TO EAT THEIR HEART OUT. They will surely be cannibals.

I do not want to claim to have read and digested the entire Bible, but the things I had, so far, read and digested had brought me to the conclusion that the Bible is a wonderful book; unparalleled in wisdom, understanding, and precise informations in science, history and morals, that can not rationally be refuted by the wisest man on earth.

I dedicate the following poem with an unknown author to my dear readers.

Yes I thought I knew my Bible

Reading piecemeal, hit or miss

Now a part of John or Matthew

Then a bit of Genesis

Certain chapters of Isaiah

Certain psalms, the twenty-third

First of Proverbs, twelfth of Romans

Yes, I thought I knew the Word.

But I found that thorough reading

Was a different thing to do

And the way was unfamiliar

When I read my Bible through

You who like to play at Bible

Dip and dabble here there

Just before you kneel all weary

Yawning through a hurried prayer.

You who treat this crown of writings

As you treat no other book

Just a paragraph disjointed

Just a crude impatient look.

Try a worthier procedure

Try a broad and steady view;

You will kneel in awesome wonder

When you read the Bible through.

God bless.


  1. Thanks be to God for another wonderful blog that was created to. Its a great feeling to open my eyes in the morning knowing that there is a God who love human beings that sometimes eventhough there are people who are really rude and arrogant he is still prudent and show mercy to them letting them lived and see another day! Atheism is bunkrupt and non sense ideology. Id better believe in what they called " imaginary " being in the bible instead of listening to their arrogance!

  2. The irony of some atheists who use figurative words in day-to-day conversations but insult the bible for using figurative words

  3. Amen. Thanks be to GOD for this article.

  4. Hoping everyone will read & digest the Bible with God's help.

  5. This is a question of an atheist being properly addressed by Bro. Eli using Biblical Truths as his basis plus a poem as a bonus...

  6. Thanks be to God!!!

  7. Thanks be to God for always having very clear explanation.

  8. To God be Glory, he always give us chance to believe in truth.

  9. Thanks be to God for another great blog. To God be the Glory.

  10. THose Who Is Not Interested To Know The Truth Is Blinded By God Just Like The Atheist...This Blog Is Really An Eye Opener To Those Who Seek The Truth!!
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  12. To God be the glory. A very clear explanation. I hope more people can read this.

  13. Superbly done Bro. Eli...some more!

  14. Thank you, Brother Eli for this topic. We miss you po. 😍