Originally Posted by BCsenior
I'm sure you are aware that non-RCC adherents see that as ludicrous.........
Yes I do. Are you aware that the Jews thought Jesus was ludicrous when he said it?
John 6:30 begins in the synagogue at Capernaum. The Jews asked Jesus what sign he could perform so that they could believe in him. As a challenge they said, "our ancestors ate manna in the desert." Could Jesus top that? So Jesus replied, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst." At this point the Jews understood him to be speaking metaphorically, just like you
Jesus repeated it and then summarized: "‘I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh."
Ludicrous? The Jews disputed and said, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’" (John 6:51–52).
His listeners were stupefied because now they understood Jesus literally—and correctly. He again repeated his words, but with even greater emphasis, and introduced the statement about drinking his blood: "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him" (John 6:53–56).
Notice that Jesus made no attempt to soften what he said, no attempt to correct "misunderstandings," for there were none. Our Lord’s listeners understood him perfectly well. They no longer thought he was speaking metaphorically. If they had, if they mistook what he said, why no correction?
Originally Posted by BCsenior
........If this "real B&B" is in any way a valid belief-doctrine, why has the most precious Holy Spirit not revealed this to any of us pentecostal/charismatic brothers/sisters who are BACs and also Spirit-filled?.........
Because you have chosen to reject it!! The authority and power to confect the Eucharist was handed down by the laying on of hands (Apostolic Succession) from the apostles to their successors, the bishops.
Your forefathers chose to break away from that authority, from that Church, and you chose to create man-made denominations, each doing what is right in their own site.
The fact that you are aware of this issue means that it HAS been revealed to you and you have rejected it. There is your answer.
You have chosen man-made protestantism over the Body and Blood of Christ.
But, you can always come back if you repent and submit.
The same would apply to praying to Mary and the saints, and many other practices of the RCC and EOC.
Each of which I would be happy to explain.
Perhaps, you think the most precious Holy Spirit is incapable of "getting through" to us in blue?
I think you purposely block him out. Have you considered that God might be working through me to get to you? If you refuse to even entertain the possibility that I am correct then you are choosing to block the light from coming in.