"Keep abstaining from blood" (The Bible)

Blood transfusions have many risks. But Christians or Jehovah's Witnesses have also other reasons to keep abstaining from blood or blood transfusions. What reasons?

What does the Bible say about blood transfusions?

The Bible states for example in 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!” This is just one Scripture in the Bible, which clearly shows, that every human should „keep abstaining from… Blood and from things strangled“ (flesh with blood inside). Read also other Scriptures with commandments of the Bible about blood: Acts 15:19-20, Genesis 9:3-4, Deuteronomy 12:23, Leviticus 17:10-16. God's clear commands in the Bible about blood.

Most so-called Christians accept blood transfusions. Why Jehovah‘s Witnesses don't accept blood transfusions

A real Christian try to imitate Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ always obeyed God. Jehovah's Witnesses are Christians and want to obey God as Jesus did. Because of commandments of the Bible regarding blood Christians or Jehovah‘s Witnesses keep abstaining from blood. Most so-called Christians don't keep abstaining from blood. But Jehovah‘s Witnesses are known worldwide for their clear stand to abstain from blood transfusions. And Jehovah‘s Witnesses don‘t eat blood, flesh which is only strangled or blood sausages. Instead Jehovah's Witnesses use Blood transfusion alternative treatments without the risks of blood transfusions. In this way Jehovah's Witnesses show, that they are really following Jesus Christ. That Jehovah's Witnesses are really Christians.

Does the commandments to keep abstaining from blood include blood transfusions?

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), someone could maybe ask: does the commandments from the Bible not to eat blood or keep abstaining from blood include blood transfusions? Is this the same? Read the answer to the question „Does the Bible commandment to keep abstaining from blood include blood transfusions?“ on another page of this website.

What is better: operations with blood transfusion or with blood transfusion alternatives?

This is an issue, which is maybe answered from different persons in different ways. Read for more information the page about blood transfusion alternative treatments.

God's clear commands in the Bible about blood

Keep abstaining from blood (The Bible): does it include blood transfusions?

Blood transfusion alternative treatments without the risks of blood transfusions

Jehovah's Witnesses follow as Christians the Bible's commands to abstain from Blood

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