"Keep abstaining from blood" (The Bible)

What does the Bible tell us about blood transfusions?

It is very important what the Bible tell us about blood and blood transfusions. Because the Bible is the word of God Almighty. And what we can learn in the Bible is to benefit us. We can read this in the Bible in Isaiah 48:17: "This is what Jehovah (Jehovah is God's name, according to the Bible) has said, your Repurchaser, the Holy One of Israel: “I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit [yourself], the One causing you to tread in the way in which you should walk."

The Bible give strict command about blood and blood transfusions in Genesis 9:3-4; Deuteronomy 12:23; Acts 15:19-20, 28-29 and the Bible book of Leviticus 17:10-16. The best is we open our own Bible directly. Or we can read the Scriptures from the Bible about blood and blood transfusion also on this page.

The Bible in Acts 15:19-20 about blood and blood transfusion

We can read in the Bible in Acts 15:19-20: "Hence my decision is not to trouble those from the nations who are turning to God, 20 but to write them to abstain from things polluted by idols and from fornication and from what is strangled and from blood." When the Bible tell us to abstain from blood, it must mean any form of blood. This is why true Christians keep abstaining from blood.

A second Scriptures about blood, blood transfusion in the Greek Scripture of the Bible

A second Scripture in the Bible book of Acts about blood transfusion and blood we can read in the same chapter. The Bible, Acts 15:28-29: "For the holy spirit and we ourselves have favored adding no further burden to YOU, except these necessary things, 29 to keep abstaining from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication. If YOU carefully keep yourselves from these things, YOU will prosper. Good health to YOU!”" Again the Bible speaks about keep abstaining from blood. And we could read "carefully keep yourselves from these things".

Bible statements about blood starts with the first book of the Bible

Already in the first book of the Bible, in Genesis we can read a clear statement of the Bible about blood. Let us read the Bible in Genesis 9:3-4: "Every moving animal that is alive may serve as food for YOU. As in the case of green vegetation, I do give it all to YOU. 4 Only flesh with its soul—its blood—YOU must not eat."

"Be firmly resolved not to eat the blood" (The Bible)

When we read in the Bible „Just be firmly resolved not to eat the blood,because the blood is the life, and you must not eat the life with the flesh“ (The Bible, Deuteronomy 12:23), it becomes clear why every follower of Jesus Christ don't eat blood and keep abstaining from blood.

Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses, keep abstaining from blood, but use blood transfusions alternatives

Because of the clear commandments of the Bible, God's word, Jehovah's Witnesses, true Christians, worldwide don't eat blood and don't use blood transfusions. Jehovah‘s Witnesses are known for their obedience to God's word, the Bible. Because of that Jehovah's Witnesses keep abstaining from blood and blood transfusions. But Christians can use blood transfusion alternative treatments. Jehovah's Witnesses, true Christians, use different blood transfusion alternative treatments. Read more about blood transfusion alternative treatments.

The Bible in Leviticus about blood: "any sort of blood"

When we read in Genesis the command not to eat blood, we may ask: "Does this include human blood?" We can read the answer in the Bible book of Leviticus. Let us read the Bible, Leviticus 17:10-16: “‘As for any man of the house of Israel or some alien resident who is residing as an alien in YOUR midst who eats any sort of blood, I shall certainly set my face against the soul that is eating the blood, and I shall indeed cut him off from among his people. 11 For the soul of the flesh is in the blood, and I myself have put it upon the altar for YOU to make atonement for YOUR souls, because it is the blood that makes atonement by the soul [in it]. 12 That is why I have said to the sons of Israel: “No soul of YOU must eat blood and no alien resident who is residing as an alien in YOUR midst should eat blood.” 13 “‘As for any man of the sons of Israel or some alien resident who is residing as an alien in YOUR midst who in hunting catches a wild beast or a fowl that may be eaten, he must in that case pour its blood out and cover it with dust. 14 For the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood by the soul in it. Consequently I said to the sons of Israel: “YOU must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh, because the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood. Anyone eating it will be cut off.” 15 As for any soul that eats a body [already] dead or something torn by a wild beast, whether a native or an alien resident, he must in that case wash his garments and bathe in water and be unclean until the evening; and he must be clean. 16 But if he will not wash them and will not bathe his flesh, he must then answer for his error.’”

God's clear commands in the Bible about blood

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