The Winners Are:
1. Nicholas Hardesty
3. Corazon Sotelo Parker
Every other week I hold a competition called Who Wants to Be an Apologist? In which I propose an objection to the Catholic faith and invite you, the reader, to answer it.
1 Peter 3:15
It’s my hope that this series of posts will help you become a better apologist, so that you may “always be prepared to make a defense to any one who calls you to account for the hope that is in you (1 Peter 3:15).
Before the objection, here are the prizes!
1st Prize winner will receive the book, The Eucharist for Beginners by Kenneth J. Howell by Catholic Answers Press (shipping included) and my fellow apologist Steve Ray’s great talk Defending the Eucharist: You Are What You Eat (mp3). Learn more about Steve here.
2nd and 3rd Prize winners will get Steve’s talk (mp3).
To be eligible your answer will need to be in no later than Tuesday the 20th at 9am (PST). We also ask that your answer be no more than 350 words. Also, I’m sorry, I can’t send the book outside the US (too much). You can still win the mp3, though!
Catholics often point to the words of Jesus, who said, “This is My blood…” and “This is my body…” That’s fine. No one denies that. What Catholics fail to recognize is that Jesus frequently spoke in spiritual terms:
“I am the bread of life,” (John 6:48).
“I am the door,” (John 10:7,9).
“I am the resurrection and the life,” (John 11:25).
“I am the true vine,” (John 15:1).
In the context of John 6, Jesus is telling His disciples that they must eat His body and blood (John 6:53). He clearly says He was speaking in spiritual terms, “…the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life,” (John 6:63).
I’m looking forward to your answers! Let’s take this opportunity to learn how to defend this doctrine through, not only personal study, buy by reading each other’s answers!