From my friend and fellow scholar at Northwest Christian University
By Nicholas Sammut
In light of the coming Temporary One World Caliphate
“The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to
eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of
Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my
blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my
blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.
As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also
will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the
fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” Jesus said these things in
the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum. (John 6:52-59 ESV)”
We see later in the story that many of those who walked with Jesus turned aside and stopped
following him after this unique sermonette.
Perhaps it was this misunderstanding by those who dropped off, see John 6:66, that begun the
rumors of christians being flesh eaters. More of this can be read in The Doctrine and Practices in
the Early Christian Church, Ch. God & the gods. Jesus was speaking in a metaphor (I am the
bread of life) rather than a simile (I am like bread that gives life), which the majority
understood. This is an important piece to understand for a case that I will make.
Christians were persecuted for rumors of incest and cannibalism beginning in about c. 29-32 AD.
However, the Christians new that this was a metaphor explaining the characteristics of life
through him in socially relevant terms. To jump forward in time, say about 2014: Christians
understand the representativeness in Jesus words. We understand we are not impelled to serve
up Jesus fried steaks with a side of blood. In the same manor, the Jews today do not Literally
put citizen Jews to death for various violations of the Law of Moses.
But contrary to this deliberation on behalf of religious groups who are extreme in their passions
of faith; our generation is yielding a religious group who compartmentalizes their sacred
writings into Blood Rights.
I am, of course, speaking of the great influx of militant Muslims. This group’s ideologies are the
direct action of writings such as the Hamas Charter, among others that encourage a "whatever
the cost" mentality. It is the desire for an Islamic State that encompasses the entire world. This
Shiite venture, that is, the unification of Church and State on a global scale, has been implicit in
Islamic doctrine since it’s creation in about c. 632 AD. But most religions desire their figure of
deity to be supreme. Following my comparison of the Jewish and Gentile’s ( non-Jew) belief in
God—let us deliberate.
Indeed the God of Israel said He alone was God. When Jesus ascends into heaven (see Matt.
28:16-20; Mark 16:14-20; Luke 27:47-48*) he commands that Christians should proclaim his
sovereign deity to all nations. But this has never been enforced by Christians or Jews to the
degree of which Islam does now.
We see three religions, who claim to worship and serve the same God. But the intention of the
heart, that is, the intentions by which articles becomes actions must be fixed upon the
knowledge of Jesus’ sacrifice and his saving grace that was poured out for us. Otherwise we
strive to appease a God who is incompatible with humans, who is above all human intellect or
achievement. This God, apart from Jesus Christ, can have no interpersonal relations to Man. He
is not substance. He does not know sin Because He is of nothing that has ever sinned. Indeed,
Jesus Christ is the most important occurrence that History has to tell. The person of Jesus is the
reason why the Law of Moses and the Bible is applicable to our religious institutions. If Jesus
never was, then perhaps the Jews would read every word of the Torah as literal and
mandatory. They deny Jesus to have changed their practices; but his ministry did in fact shift
the emphasis in socially productive strides.
Blood will always cry for blood. But the life of the blood is so much more than the blood itself.