November 10, 2018 by directorfsm
Mark 14:22–25 “And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, ‘Take; this is my body’” (v. 22).
Much of the debate centers around the meaning of the word is in Jesus’ statements “this is my body” and “this is my blood” (Mark 14:22, 24). The word is can simply mean “represents,” and Christ uses it this way on many occasions. When He says that He is the door (John 10:7), He is not claiming to be made of wood or to have hinges; rather, He represents the door — the way — into God’s kingdom.**
One of the fundamental principles of biblical interpretation is that Scripture is its own interpreter. In other words, we must be careful not to impose alien systems of thoughts upon the text but rather strive to interpret each passage of Scripture in light of every other.
Take some time this week to review a resource that gives rules for the proper interpretation of the Bible so that you might be equipped to understand the text rightly.
For further study: Ecclesiastes 1:12–18