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Were Jesus’ words about "eating his body" just a metaphor meant to shake up his listeners?


My Baptist friend says that when Jesus talks in John 6 about &quot;eating his flesh and drinking his blood,&quot; he was using a shocking metaphor to shake up people who were not ready for his real point (faith, of course), just as when he said, &quot;Destroy this temple and in three days I will rebuild it&quot; (John 2:19). What do you say?<br />


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