Where in the Bible does it say that the host contains both the body and blood of Jesus?


Full Question

The Church teaches that the host consists not only of the body of Christ, but also of his blood. This is nowhere found in Scripture.

Answer

Not so. In 1 Corinthians 11:27, we read (RSV): "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord" [emphasis added]. Whether we eat the host or drink from the cup, we profane both the body and the blood of Christ, so the host consists not only of the body of Christ, but also of his blood. Likewise, the cup consists of not only the blood, but also the body of Christ.


Mario Derksen