Goodness, I would say allot more people didn't believe in transubstantiation than you think. It's not an easy Sacrament to comprehend unless you've partook in it or you are familiar with earlier Jewish scriptures.<quoted text>Can you quote me calling them a Pope Or Bishop? I didnt think so. However, they were church fathers(which I actually said before), and they representa some early thoughts in Christianity. Also, Origen was the first to give commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Again, not everyone held to transubstantiation, which is what I have been saying.
Even those who knew Christ personally couldn't grasp it...
"Many of His Disciples, when they heard it said, "This is a hard saying. Who can listen to it?"
But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples murmured at it, said to them, "Do you take offense at this? What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending where He was before? It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail; the words that I have spoken to you are SPIRIT AND LIFE.. But there are some of you that do not believe"
After that, many of His disciples had enough and walked away from Our Lord.