Author:Quintero, David

Regarding the item in Given the Evidence (S/O 2019) on Catholics' ignorance about Communion and the "blood and body" question, in Deuteronomy 28:53, God warns his people that if they disobey him, he'll punish them with a hunger so intense as to reduce them to cannibalism: "And thou shall eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and thy daughters." And in Deuteronomy 12:23, God gives no exceptions to his order forbidding the drinking of blood, not even that of animals: "... be sure that thou eat not the blood, for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh."

Thus, since no observant Jew, then or now, would eat or...

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