No one can fathom the depth of depravity of fallen man. Man can and do execute indescribable evil to another man. The laws of God are to prevent man from falling into the abyss of chaos due to out-breaking of lawlessness in this fallen world.
There was no law given to prevent man from taking the life of another man after the fall of Adam in the Garden of Eden. Murder took place almost immediately to Adam’s offspring where Abel became the first victim in this world. Nevertheless the murderer was not punished immediately with his removal from this world. He was allowed to live and to be judged in the last day after his death many years hence. Thus violence prevailed till the flood where the entire world population was eventually wiped out when God performed a reset to the world where only eight survivors repopulate the earth (Genesis 6-9).
After the flood, law was instituted where capital punishment was imposed on murderers who take away the life of another person.
Genesis 9:6: Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
This law on capital punishment was further enshrined in the Ten Commandments given to the children of Israel.
Exodus 20:13: Thou shalt not kill.
Numbers 35:31: Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.
Capital punishment prevents society from descending into lawlessness. However, this does not eradicate evil in this present world. It is just part of a preventive measure where retributive platform is in place and available to punish evil doers to keep society in check. It serves as a deterrent not an elixir.
Genesis 8:21: And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Men are born with a fallen nature dead in trespasses and sins waiting for redemption from the Saviour of the world to come where only the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ is ever efficacious to take away sins from this world. So fallen men continue to do evil and some are more abhorrent than others. One unspeakable evil is cannibalism.
Psalms 14:4: Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.
Psalms 27:2: When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.
Those who do not believe cannibalism is still very much alive in this modern world are living in denial. Cannibalism is still being practised and there were cases of such atrocities taking place in the current Syrian civil war.
Just when you think the gospel of Christ had turned many cannibals in the heathen world to become civilized humans fit for the modern world, cannibalism will be in vogue again during the last days before the second coming of Christ.
2 Timothy 3:1: This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 Timothy 3:2: For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2 Timothy 3:3: Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2 Timothy 3:4: Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
Fallen men will be fierce and the conditions prior to the flood of the previous world would return where lawlessness will once again plagued the world.
Recently, someone with creative artistic talent produces some products that will condition the world to be more susceptible to the evil of cannibalism. Take a look at some creepily realistic cakes in the form of human head, body and organs and see if such bakery products are palatable.
Well, some might find such cakes funny and cute. Others would consider them atrocious and react with much disdain and abhorrence.
It is very easy to excuse such products under license of creative arts where anything goes. The fact of the matter is designs of such products are the hallmarks of depravity of fallen men.
The problem is the mental conditioning during these last days where restrain on lawlessness would eventually be removed and eating products of human forms and parts become readily acceptable by the masses. The next step would take its natural course to consume human flesh. This is not far fetched imagination but a documented historical fact where cannibalism took its course during times of extremities and such historical records are also found in the Holy Bible.
2 Kings 6:28: And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow.
2 Kings 6:29: So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
Hence if you find it acceptable to consume food products in human forms or parts, be prepared for the day where you will witness indescribable horror and lawlessness where cannibalism is part of the evil carnage during the time of Jacob’s trouble.
The words of king Solomon flash to mind on human imagination where God has in ancient time past concluded that it is evil from his youth.
Ecclesiastes 7:29: Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.