Last night, I was talking to an LCMS pastor. I learned that he believes we can't insist on a 6-day, 24-hour creation, because that would require us to hold that the bread and wine used in Communion are literally Jesus' body and blood. What's your take? Thank you.
The language of Scripture is that the days of creation were days as we know them—with “evening” and “morning” (Genesis 1-2; Exodus 20:11). There is nothing in Scripture to suggest any meaning other than 24-hour days.
In the Lord’s Supper, Jesus gives us his very body and blood in, with and under the bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins (Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 11:27). The bread and wine do not merely represent Jesus’ body and blood. “Is” (Matthew 26:26-28) means “is.”