1. Question: “What’s that Christian Cannibal about? How could you… why would you... ever name something Christian Cannibal? If you ask me, it sounds kinda sick!”
    Answer: “Is that what you really think? GREAT!!”
  2. Question: "I'm not sure I get it. Why is it 'great' if people are concerned, confused, and even disgusted by the “Cannibal” name?"
    Answer: Because it means we're getting the same reaction Jesus gets when he tells his disciples they need to be cannibals if they want to live forever.

Really! I’m not makin’ this stuff up. That’s exactly what Jesus said. You don't have to believe me, read it for yourself.

John 6:48-53 “I am the bread of life. (49) Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness and died. (50) This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that a person may eat it and not die. (51) I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever. And the bread I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.

(52) Then the Jews debated angrily with each other, asking, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"

(53) So Jesus told them, “Truly, I tell all of you with certainty, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life in yourselves. (54) Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him to life on the last day, (55) because my flesh is real food, and my blood is real drink.”

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him to life on the last day…
There ya have it. Jesus tells his disciples and the Jews that were following him that “with certainty” they’ll need to eat his flesh and drink his blood if they wanted to have eternal life. You got humans eating another human. That, I’m pretty sure, is the very definition of cannibalism.

Ok, but that’s weird. Why in the be-Jesus would Jesus tell us we had to be cannibals - to eat his flesh and drink his blood? It doesn’t make any sense.

Well… that’s exactly how the crowd listening to Jesus felt about it.

John 6:60 When many of his disciples heard this, they said, "This is a difficult statement. Who can accept it?"

They were just as stumped and flabbergasted as you’d expect.

John 6:61-63 But Jesus, knowing within himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, asked them, “Does this offend you? (62) What if you saw the Son of Man going up to the place where he was before? (63) It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh accomplishes nothing. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.

Jesus wasn’t really talking about cannibalism. He didn’t want us to literally eat his flesh and drink his blood. “The flesh accomplishes nothing.” Jesus was talking about the kind of “nourishment” that gives us spiritual life; a “spiritual nourishment” that feeds and sustains us. It’s not "bread" or "flesh" that we need; it's the words that he speaks, the parables he tells, the truths he teaches - this is the “spiritual food” we need to live forever.

So, I believe what Jesus said. I devour his “flesh” and guzzle his “blood”. I feast on his words, his stories and parables, and his teaching.

I’m a cannibal… a cannibal who's life depends on the flesh and blood of Jesus the Christ.

I’m a Christian Cannibal and this ChristianCannibal.com site is for people who are or want to be Cannibals too. If you hunger and thirst for the words of life, then join us… let’s feast on Jesus together.