Concerning John 6:52.....

Your Bible question was:
> Is the reason for their quarrling because some Jews believed in Jesus
> and some did not? Therefore they argued over what Jesus meant.

I believe you are on the right track here.  By noting the context of this
passage we can determine that the quarrelling on John 6:52 was because many
of the Jews were unwilling to accept (or believe) what Jesus was teaching

They could not spiritually discern what Jesus meant that He was the "bread
of life" (v. 35) and the "living bread which came down from heaven" (v. 51).
Their carnal thinking prevented them from understanding how Jesus could give
His flesh "for the life of the world" (v. 51-52).  Nor could they understand
how one could "eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood" (v.

Notice that as Jesus taught these things in Capernaum "many of His
disciples, when they heard this, said, 'This is a hard saying; who can
understand it?'" (6:60)  The unbelievers stumbled at the teaching of Jesus
(6:61-64).  So, "many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no
more" (v. 66).

On the other hand, Jesus spoke to the twelve saying, "Do you also want to go
away?", to which Peter replied with a statement of faith:  "Lord, to whom
shall we go? You have the words of eternal life."  (6:67-68)  Peter
understood what Jesus had meant about being the bread of life:  "the words
that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life" (6:63).

The way we "eat His flesh" and "drink His blood" is to partake of His words
(believe and obey His gospel).  This is how we "feed of Christ" (6:35, 57).

Thank you again for your good Bible question.

Cordially yours,
Joe Price

Joe R Price

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