Then why did Peter say this?<quoted text>
Your beliefs aside, Christ told us specifically and, like, a half-dozen times that it IS His body and blood present in the bread and wine.
You'd happily confine Christ to a book, yet deny what He said about His presence in the Eucharist. You're an oddball, GIF.
68Simon Peter answered him,“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.”