I am not trying to get into a discussion or debate on Catholic versus Protestant doctrine. I brought up the Real Presence as an example specifically because we disagree on it.
My question goes to the authority of your interpretation, or more specifically, the lack thereof. How is it that you claim that your interpretation, and not that of a fellow Protestant is correct except upon your own authority and how is it that when a finite human mind fails to fully understand the infinite the presumption is that it is the infinite that must bend?
I do not for a minute doubt the sincerity of your love of Jesus. I simply want to better understand your point of view. Peace be with you.
There is no Scriptural basis for claiming that the Church has replaced Israel, and none was offered by those who make that claim.
As for interpretations, I was able to produce Scripture which provided it's own "interpretation" of the passages in question. I know that, for some, that is not sufficient, but it is for me and I feel entirely secure in using Christ's own words to explain what He said.
It is precisely because we disagree that I'd rather not begin a discussion. It will come to nothing, and these kinds of things basically never turn out for good.
I don't doubt your love for Jesus either, Natural Law, and I pray that God will always bless you and your family.