A Health Implication of a Literal Interpretation of John 6:53-58
Ikechi Chidi Ekpendu, Ph.D; Ubani Sylvester

Transubstantiation and consubstantiation have become popular interpretation of John 6:53-58 and this has led to confusion in religion and science. This paper interpreted the text in context and demonstrates the microbiological implications of a literary interpretation using historical grammatical method of inquiry. The paper discovered that transubstantiation and consubstantiation are foreign to the text. Medically, consumption of blood will predispose humans to so many blood pathogens, microbial contaminants and endotoxins produced by micro-organisms which could lead to death. This paper concludes that literal interpretation and application will cause sickness and bury the exact meaning of the text in context.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v8n2a24