His disciples found his 'eat my flesh' teaching hard to swallow.
Jesus clearly spells it out "Very truly unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you." (Jn 6:53) Many followers left him saying "who can follow this teaching." Christ let them leave. He did not say "Hey, you have it all wrong, come back, its just a metaphor – a symbol- its not really my flesh"
I've always heard it was symbolism for taking in the knowledge. Its kind of creepy the way you take it. Maybe there was no prohibition in the Old Testament because that was something they already knew was wrong. Are there any references to them actually eating other people?
I wonder why and how they would get that assumption when it's not even stated as so in the bible. And considering Jesus always talked in parables, I do not see how his disciples could take it in a literal since. Strange things I suppose. The way I've always viewed it was a symbolic thing. He took bread and wine, so there shouldn't be a reason to take it literally.
Yes, not to appear to be bashing the catholics, I still think their structure immediately started trying to separate the individual from their Creator. You need a priest as your mediator, to get to your Mediator. Very strange take on the New Testament to me.
Sorry to correct you, but Jesus DID clarify the issue. He clearly taught His disciples that it was a Spiritual lesson (metaphor).
You should always read statements in context, as it fits into what was said before and after.
John6;60 When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe. (emphasis mine)
The largest group ever in cannibalism in human history are the Aztec’s and the high priest would eat the hearts. My ex wife was an Aztec and Christian, I didn't fear God but she did try to eat my heart.
I know that everyone is getting tired of me saying that not everything that Jesus said to his disciples were applicable to everyone. But here I go again.
Jesus commanded his disciples to "do this in remembrance of Me" Paul once mentioned seeing the disciples taking communion. He doesn’t mention doing it himself. But I don't recall any other mention of this taking place. If this is true? I am not saying that we shouldn't do it. I'm just asking; where is it written that all believers are commanded to take communion?
To put it as simply as I can, paar believes in the law of Moses. He believes Paul was a false prophet. Of course now it has come to light that God did away with animal sacrifice at the time of Abraham, which means they were gone before Moses wrote so much about them.
Travis_S_Music wrote: I wonder why and how they would get that assumption when it's not even stated as so in the bible. And considering Jesus always talked in parables, I do not see how his disciples could take it in a literal since. Strange things I suppose. The way I've always viewed it was a symbolic thing. He took bread and wine, so there shouldn't be a reason to take it literally. I agree with you.
It is a fabrication of the Church; nothing to do with Jesus. Quran does not mention it.
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