The Vegan Eucharist Turned into a Cannibalistic Cult by Paul！Dr. Chapman Chen
Updated: Nov 22
Summary: The original Eucharist was a vegan thanksgiving Messianic Banquet, subsequently transformed into a bizarre, abstruse, cannibalistic cult by Paul (cf. Tabor 2012:14-15, 44-47, 148-151). Luke juxtaposes one after the other in his account of the last supper, making one wonder whether Jesus will drink His own blood with the disciples in the future Kingdom of God. The vegan "Messianic Banquet" is described clearly in the Dead Sea Scrolls. And the Eucharist in the "Didache", a text discovered in 1873 dating to the beginning of the Second Century or even earlier, is also a simple thanksgiving meal of grape-vine juice and bread with no atonement via Jesus' body and blood mentioned. Jesus and His twelve disciples observed the Torah, which strictly forbade the consumption of blood and flesh killed by strangling, even symbolically. The four Synoptic Gospels' accounts of Jesus' last supper come straight from the anti-vegan apostate Paul's, almost word for word.
1. A Cannibalistic Cult?
The Synoptic Gospels describe the Holy Communion or Eucharist as follows (Luke's version will be quoted later below):
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” (Mark 14:22-25 NIV)
Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so the one who feeds on me will live because of me. (John 6:52-57 NIV)
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:26-29 NIV)
When you first read the above, didn't you feel somewhat uncomfortable, thinking that you were reading the details of a pervert cannibalistic cult, a bizarre Satanic ritual?
Here, eating bread and drinking grape-vine juice is not a simple feast to commemorate Jesus, but literally a partaking in the ecclesiastical body of Jesus! On the other hand, there is concrete evidence in the canons as well as in external reliable sources that what Jesus had in mind about the Last Supper was a vegan Messianic meal to be taken in expectation of the table fellowship in the upcoming Kingdom of God (Tabor 2012:15).
(Cate McHugh  kindly reminded me, "I also think they have changed the original meaning of wine , it was juice from the vine, grape juice . So they have tricked everyone into eating meat and drinking alcohol, saying that Jesus did it , when he did not. What a satanic deception.")
2. The Messianic Banquet as Explained by Jesus to the 12
During the Last Supper, Jesus does explain to the Twelve Disciples what the Messianic Banquet in the upcoming Kingdom of God will be like:- "You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Luke 22:28-30). This saying of Jesus is from the Q source, not from Paul, yet Luke links it to the final meal of Jesus.
3. Is Jesus going to Drink His Own Blood with the Disciples in the Kingdom of God?
As pointed out by Prof. James Tabor (2012), Luke juxtaposes the Messianic Banquet version with the carnist version -- as based on Mark -- when it comes to Jesus' remarks about the Last Supper per se.
[Messianic Banquet Version] And he said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, "Take this, and divide it among ourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes." (Luke 22:15-18 ESV)
[Carnist Version Based on Mark] And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. (Luke 22:19-21 ESV)
Judging from the two paragraphs right above, it ridiculously seems that Jesus is prepared to eat His own flesh and drink His own blood in the upcoming Kingdom of God. So one of the two versions must be false. It is just impossible that both of them are true.
4. The Messanic Banquet as Described in the Dead Sea Scrolls
That Jesus regards the Last Supper as a rehearsal of a celebratory feast of reunion in the Kingdom of God is not only explained by Jesus Himself in Luke 22:28-30 and in Luke 22:18 but also supported by a detailed description of the vegan Messianic Banquet in the Dead Sea Scrolls (cf. Tabor 2012:150):-
When God brings forth the Messiah, he shall come with them at the head of the whole
congregation of Israel with all his brethren, the sons of Aaron the Priest . . . and the chiefs of the clans of Israel shall sit before him . . . And when they shall gather for the common table, to eat and to drink new wine ... let no man extend his hand over the firstfruits of bread and wine before the Priest; for he shall bless the firstfruits of bread and wine . . . Thereafter, the Messiah of Israel shall extend his hand over the bread and all the congregation of the Community shall utter a blessing . . (Vermes 2011:159-60)
5. No Atonement via Jesus' Body and Blood Mentioned in "Didache"
Moreover, as pointed out by Tabor (2012: 45-46), in the "Didache", a text accidentally discovered in 1873 in a library at Constantinople by a Greek priest, Father Bryennios, dating to the early 2nd Century or even earlier, the Eucharist is a simple thanksgiving vegan meal of grape-vine juice and bread with references to Jesus as the holy "vine of David":-
The Eucharist -- The Cup -- The Bread
1 And concerning the Eucharist, hold Eucharist thus: 2 First concerning the Cup, "We give thanks to thee, our Father, for the Holy Vine of David thy child, which, thou didst make known to us through Jesus thy child; to thee be glory for ever." 3 And concerning the broken Bread: "We give thee thanks, our Father, for the life and knowledge which thou didst make known to us through Jesus thy Child. To thee be glory for ever. 4 As this broken bread was scattered upon the mountains, but was brought together and became one, so let thy Church be gathered together from the ends of the earth into thy Kingdom, for thine is the glory and the power through Jesus Christ for ever." 5 But let none eat or drink of your Eucharist except those who have been baptised in the Lord's Name. For concerning this also did the Lord say, "Give not that which is holy to the dogs."(Lake 1912)
The final prayer in the Eucharist
1 But after you are satisfied with food, thus give thanks: 2 "We give thanks to thee, O Holy Father, for thy Holy Name which thou didst make to tabernacle in our hearts, and for the knowledge and faith and immortality which thou didst make known to us through Jesus thy Child. To thee be glory for ever. 3 Thou, Lord Almighty, didst create all things for thy Name's sake, and didst give food and drink to men for their enjoyment, that they might give thanks to thee, but us hast thou blessed with spiritual food and drink and eternal light through thy Child. 4 Above all we give thanks to thee for that thou art mighty. To thee be glory for ever. 5 Remember, Lord, thy Church, to deliver it from all evil and to make it perfect in thy love, and gather it together in its holiness from the four winds to thy kingdom which thou hast prepared for it. For thine is the power and the glory for ever. 6 Let grace come and let this world pass away. Hosannah to the God of David. If any man be holy, let him come! if any man be not, let him repent: Maran atha, Amen."7 But suffer the prophets to hold Eucharist as they will. 8 -- none -- (Lake 1912)
Missing is the thought that the bread stood for Jesus' flesh and the grape-vine juice or wine His blood, shed for many for the remission of sins. Sacrifice and forgiveness of sins in the Didache come through good deeds and a consecrated life instead (4.6).
6. The Law of Moses Forbids the Consumption of Blood, Even Symbolically
"Jewish Christianity strove to make the Jewish law stricter than the Jewish tradition seemed to teach", as argued by Akers (2020:8). “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them," stresses Jesus (Matthew 5:17 ESV).
Elsewhere, I have repeatedly argued that Jesus and His disciples upheld veganism. But at least they stringently kept the Torah or the Mosaic Law, which strictly forbade the consumption of blood and flesh that had been killed by strangling and/or from which the blood had not been properly drained (Leviticus 7:26-27).
Granted this background, Tabor (2012:151) comes to the conclusion that "it is inconceivable that Jesus would have had his followers drink a cup of wine as a representation of his blood, even symbolically, or break bread to represent his flesh, sacrificed for their sins."
7. Paul's Innovation
If it is inconceivable that Jesus would have commanded His believers to symbolically drink His blood and eat His flesh for the remission of their sins, whence does the carnist Communion spring?
It turns out that the four canons (Mark 14:22-25; Matthew 26:26- 29; Luke 22:15-20; John 6:52-56) copy and paste almost verbatim from Paul's 1 Corinthians as far as the carnist version of the Last Supper is concerned:
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:23-26 NIV)
On top of that, Paul also claims that in the Holy Communion or Eucharist, Christians collectively, albeit symbolically, feed upon the blood and body of Jesus Christ and become united as one body:-
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. (1 Corinthians 10:16-17 KJV)
Doesn't this sound like a Freudian totem meal, in which brothers cannibalistically devour their father, thereby accomplishing their identification with him, each acquiring a portion of his strength (Freud 1950: 176)?
This, however, is no surprise to us, when we bear in mind that Paul the anti-vegan apostate told his followers that they could eat any meat sold in the market (1 Corinthians 10:25), including even meat sacrificed to idols (1 Corinthians 8)! As argued by Keith Akers (2020), Paul violated Jesus' vegan principle and the Jerusalem Council's vegan decree; as admitted by Paul himself, he was a relative of the Herodian family (Romans 16:11) and his real name was Saul (Acts 7:58, 8;1-3); as interpreted by Robert Eisenman (2012), Paul was the liar described in the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to Thijs Voskuilen (2005), Paul was a Roman spy sent to subvert Jesus' church from inside; as pointed out by Robert Mt. Sion (2013), Paul was the AntiChrist. Paul corrupted Jesus' vegan church and Pauline Christianity has hijacked the Vegan Christ for two thousand years (Chen 2023).
To put it in a nutshell, it's Paul the anti-vegan, anti-Christ apostate who unabashedly transformed Jesus' vegan thanksgiving Messianic Last Supper of bread and grape-vine juice (in anticipation of the table fellowship in the future Kingdom of God) into a Satanic carnist ritual, a bizarre perplexing Freudian totem meal, which allegedly can remit our sins, but in actuality contradicts the original intention of Jesus. For Jesus' and His followers were all vegan, and at least followed the Mosaic Law, which strictly forbade the consumption of blood and blood-tainted flesh, even symbolically. Unfortunately, most mainstream churches have adopted the cannibalistic Eucharist. It's high time they returned to the vegan Eucharist of Jesus Christ.
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