Jesus 101: Proof of the Real Presence (The Faith Explained)

Think you know Jesus? You may not know as much about Him as you think. It’s back to school with Jesus 101!

“Jesus 101” with Cale Clarke explores all the essential questions about the Son of God: How do we know He existed? Is there real evidence for his life? Did He really make the greatest comeback of all time, rising from the dead? Join Cale daily at 12:30 PM Central to learn the answers to these questions and more on this exciting series from The Faith Explained on Relevant Radio!

In this clip, Cale Clarke provides insight that the Eucharist is truly the Real Presence of Jesus! If you have ever struggled to believe that this teaching is true, your faith will be strengthened by hearing this.

Cale discusses an ancient writer named Pliny the Younger, who sheds light on the early Christian beliefs and practices. Pliny, the governor of the Roman province Bithynia in the early 2nd century, wrote a letter to Emperor Trajan seeking guidance on dealing with Christians in his territory. Pliny referred to them as criminals and described how they met on a fixed day before dawn to sing hymns to Christ and take solemn oaths to avoid wicked deeds. Pliny also highlighted that they celebrated the Eucharist by partaking in ordinary food. Cale explains that the true nature of the Eucharist is a sacramental practice and that even the early Christians believed in the Real Presence.

The episode also underscores how these historical accounts align with the beliefs and practices presented in the New Testament, confirming Jesus’ existence and countering any denial of his historicity among ancient history scholars.

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at and on the Relevant Radio® app.