The Eucharist - God’s Extravagant Love Revealed


Tim defends the real presence of our Lord in the Eucharist using the text of John 6 given in its historical context. According to St. Irenaeus, in the second century, St. John had the Gnostic heretic, Cerinthus, in mind when he penned his Gospel. Tim unlocks the keys to understanding, in this context, why St. John emphasized—1. The Divinity of Christ and his equality with the Father, and 2. The true presence of Christ in the Eucharist—more than any of the other Evangelists. He did so precisely because these were two of the central points Cerinthus and his Gnostic followers denied.


Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during...