Why blood is sacred
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UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#2 Jun 23, 2014
Leviticus 19:16
neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am Jehovah.

To show true love for one's neighbor, one must not stand by when a person's life -- a person's own blood -- is endangered.

A person should do what can be done to save this person's life.

Several times Jesus was seen breaking the law of the Sabbath. The Pharisees were outraged. Jesus healed people on the Sabbath.

Now He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a paralyzed hand. In order to accuse Him, they were watching Him closely to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath. He told the man with the paralyzed hand,“Stand before us.”

Then He said to them,“Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?”

But they were silent. After looking around at them with anger and sorrow at the hardness of their hearts, He told the man,“Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out, and his hand was restored. Immediately the Pharisees went out and started plotting with the Herodians against Him, how they might destroy Him.
Mark 3:1-6
little lamb

South Yarra, Australia

#3 Jun 23, 2014
Jesus said ' anyone who drinks my blood and eats my flesh has LIFE in him.'

So drinking Jesus blood gives us LIFE

We don't have permission to take anyone elses blood

So when someone is using the blood of others as an excuse for Life

Its because they don't drink the blood of Jesus

And think its found in the blood of others

Just another unbeliever.
little lamb

South Yarra, Australia

#4 Jun 23, 2014
So its not that God hasn't given us the BLOOD of his son to drink, for LIFE..

Its just that some believe LIFE is found in other blood, rather then the blood of JESUS

Do not believe their lies.
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#7 Jun 24, 2014
No Jehovah's Witness would have ever tried to link Leviticus 7:26 with a blood transfusion if they had not read it in a Watchtower publication. They would have realised that God commanded the Israelites not to eat the blood of animals and birds.

No Jehovah's Witness would have ever tried to link eating blood with a blood transfusion if they had not read it in a Watchtower publication.

Let us test the above by asking the Jehovah's Witness, little lamb a question.

little lamb how old were you and where were did you for the very first time learn that a blood transfusion is supposedly prohibited by God?
Tao itness

United States

#8 Jun 24, 2014
Blood is sacred because life is sacred.
Anyone who thinks God would require someone to sacrifice their childs life for an emergency transfusion not only cannot possess the Spirit of truth,but has not even understand Christ in a logical way!
He constantly condemned the Pharasies for following the law wothout mercyand respect for life.
The eexsample of Davids men eating the sacred showbread ,meant for the preist.
These same men ATE UNBLED MEAT and WERE NOT PUNISHED!
Jesus showed time and time again YAHWEH DOES NOT WANT US TO DIE FOE CEREMONIAL LAW!! BOTTOM LINE !!
LL- Go learn WHAT THIS MEANS ,I want MERCY NOT SACRIFICE!!
Tao itness

United States

#9 Jun 24, 2014
LL Why wernt Davids men punished for eating unbled meat?

Since: Jan 12

United States

#10 Jun 24, 2014
little lamb wrote:
Jesus said ' anyone who drinks my blood and eats my flesh has LIFE in him.'
So drinking Jesus blood gives us LIFE
We don't have permission to take anyone elses blood
So when someone is using the blood of others as an excuse for Life
Its because they don't drink the blood of Jesus
And think its found in the blood of others
Just another unbeliever.
gee, a pharisee !!!

yes we do have permission.......... we may even give our life and all our blood in behalf of our neighbor..... its a basic christian requirment to look out for our neighbors behalf.

if you are bent on letting your neighbor die, to uphold a cerimonial law, you still are in total darkness.......... sorry little lamb, you don't qualify to be a part of the bride of christ.
UNchained

Kingsport, TN

#11 Jun 24, 2014
red blood relative wrote:
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gee, a pharisee !!!
yes we do have permission.......... we may even give our life and all our blood in behalf of our neighbor..... its a basic christian requirment to look out for our neighbors behalf.
if you are bent on letting your neighbor die, to uphold a cerimonial law, you still are in total darkness.......... sorry little lamb, you don't qualify to be a part of the bride of christ.
Exactly!

Jesus keeps telling little lamb this but she refuses to listen to Him because she claims that she is not a sinner:

Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice. For I didn’t come to call the righteous, but sinners.
Matthew 9:13

If you had known what this means: I desire mercy and not sacrifice, you would not have condemned the innocent.
Matthew 12:7
ohreally

Raleigh, NC

#13 Jun 24, 2014
The 1st battle at this location -where the men ate unbled meat, and Saul decreed a sacrifice to atone for it- was successful. But the next one, some years later- not so much- see last of paragraph below. I don't know if there's supposed to be a connection and don't have time to follow all the subjects for research that you furnish for me.

Because of its strategic location E of the fertile Plain of Jezreel between the torrent valley of Kishon and the Jordan Valley, Gilboa figured in at least two major battles. At “the well of Harod,” commonly linked with the spring located on the NW spur of Gilboa, Gideon and his men encamped.(Jg 7:1) Later, King Saul gathered his forces to Gilboa and there suffered defeat at the hands of the Philistines. There too, three of his sons, Jonathan, Abinadab, and Malchi-shua, were slain and Saul himself committed suicide.—1Sa 28:4; 31:1-4, 8; 2Sa 1:4-10, 21; 1Ch 10:1-8.

http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/1200001693

“GOD IS LOVE”

Since: Aug 09

WE ARE ALL ONE

#14 Jun 24, 2014
Tao itness wrote:
Blood is sacred because life is sacred.
True enough.

Preservation of life is also sacred. Something that touched my heart when I learned about it.....was that many NA tribes, when killing and animal for food for their families and using every part of this animal for it's fur and the bones to make tools and utensil handles, etc....the one killing says a prayer to the Creator for what is being brought home for his family's sustenance....and apologizes to the animal for taking it's life. SO many things are sacred....that many take for granted and never give a second thought to.
ohreally

Raleigh, NC

#15 Jun 24, 2014
I wonder if opposers think we witnesses will be struck silent in wonderment -as if maybe encountering it for the 1st time- when you mention the mercy not sacrifice concept? He was quoting Hosea -

"...neither Russell nor Storrs nor Grew was the first to let the Scriptures become their own interpreter. The tradition goes all the way back to the Founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ. He used a number of scriptures to clarify the true meaning of a text. For instance, when the Pharisees criticized his disciples for plucking heads of grain on the Sabbath, Jesus demonstrated from the account recorded at 1 Samuel 21:6 how the Sabbath law should be applied. The religious leaders were familiar with that account, in which David and his men ate the loaves of presentation. Jesus then referred to the part of the Law that said that only the Aaronic priests were to eat the showbread.(Exodus 29:32, 33; Leviticus 24:9) Still, David was told to go ahead and eat the loaves. Jesus concluded his persuasive argument by quoting from the book of Hosea:“If you had understood what this means,‘I want mercy, and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless ones.”(Matthew 12:1-8) What a wonderful example of comparing a scripture with other scriptures to reach an accurate understanding!

Jesus’ followers held to the pattern of using scripture references to shed light upon a scripture. When the apostle Paul taught people in Thessalonica,“he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving by references that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead.”(Acts 17:2, 3) In his divinely inspired letters too, Paul let the Bible become its own interpreter. Writing to the Hebrews, for instance, he quoted one scripture after another to prove that the Law was a shadow of the good things to come.—Hebrews 10:1-18.

Yes, sincere Bible students in the 19th and early 20th centuries were simply restoring this Christian pattern. The tradition of comparing scriptures with other scriptures continues in the Watchtower magazine.(2 Thessalonians 2:15) Jehovah’s Witnesses use this principle when they analyze a scripture."" http://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/2006603... -you can click on scrips if you go there,.. Maybe you'll find other subheadings interesting too, AND HELPFUL- if you'd ever like a sabbath resting from your own works of reinventing the wheel and tilting at windmills and slaying straw men.
ohreally

Raleigh, NC

#16 Jun 24, 2014
Nedoba wrote:
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True enough.
Preservation of life is also sacred. Something that touched my heart when I learned about it.....was that many NA tribes, when killing and animal for food for their families and using every part of this animal for it's fur and the bones to make tools and utensil handles, etc....the one killing says a prayer to the Creator for what is being brought home for his family's sustenance....and apologizes to the animal for taking it's life. SO many things are sacred....that many take for granted and never give a second thought to.
I find that very moving too.

I read today that the ancient Chinese believed that "the soul was in the blood", and therefore blood was not to be eaten.

How do you react to the almost universal modern belief that humans are evolving and that our ancestors had primitive minds, all-mistaken ideas, and nothing valuable to impart to us "more -evolved" moderns?
little lamb

South Yarra, Australia

#17 Jun 24, 2014
Just a reminder

Acts 15 [25]

The Holy Spirit and we ourselves have favored no other burden to you , then these necessary things m 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.

Never really saw the promise contained there before but its there

' YOU WILL PROSPER"

That is a great promise

Don't be fooled by the arguments being used here...they would say the same thing to the Apostles...and we all know the Apostles were guided by the Holy Spirit.
little lamb

South Yarra, Australia

#18 Jun 24, 2014
ohreally wrote:
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How do you react to the almost universal modern belief that humans are evolving and that our ancestors had primitive minds, all-mistaken ideas, and nothing valuable to impart to us "more -evolved" moderns?
Believe God .." Man was made in the image of God"

And rather then evolving man is deteriorating ,

Because the first man lived to be nearly 900 odd years and man today has less life cycle ...and many diseases are genetic and the need for more and more medical facilities is bankrupting nations.
ohreally

Raleigh, NC

#19 Jun 24, 2014
If pre-Columbian natives called North America "Turtle Island"- how did they know about that?- see picture-

http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/Turtle%20Is...

(might have some bearing on the know-it-all spew on another thread claiming that by the "circle of the earth" that the Bible says "Jehovah is dwelling above" is meant nothing more than a pizza disk, and "Bible is thus wrong", they claim.)

“GOD IS LOVE”

Since: Aug 09

WE ARE ALL ONE

#21 Jun 24, 2014
ohreally wrote:
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I find that very moving too.

I read today that the ancient Chinese believed that "the soul was in the blood", and therefore blood was not to be eaten.

How do you react to the almost universal modern belief that humans are evolving and that our ancestors had primitive minds, all-mistaken ideas, and nothing valuable to impart to us "more -evolved" moderns?
My reaction to your last sentence is that it's a bunch of garbage! Speaking personally, from what I have read about my own ancestry....they were sensitive, intelligent and creative peoples that had a lot on their plates but persevered through the toughest of times. I marvel at the things I have learned about them!

“GOD IS LOVE”

Since: Aug 09

WE ARE ALL ONE

#22 Jun 24, 2014
ohreally wrote:
If pre-Columbian natives called North America "Turtle Island"- how did they know about that?- see picture-
http://www.shannonthunderbird.com/Turtle%20Is...
(might have some bearing on the know-it-all spew on another thread claiming that by the "circle of the earth" that the Bible says "Jehovah is dwelling above" is meant nothing more than a pizza disk, and "Bible is thus wrong", they claim.)
Now, THAT is a fascinating picture!
ohreally

Raleigh, NC

#24 Jun 25, 2014
little lamb wrote:
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Believe God .." Man was made in the image of God"
And rather then evolving man is deteriorating ,
Because the first man lived to be nearly 900 odd years and man today has less life cycle ...and many diseases are genetic and the need for more and more medical facilities is bankrupting nations.
that's clearly what the bible says, isn't it?-deteriorating, not evolving.
- Interesting point about bankrupting nations with medical facilities.

Here's someone with considerable expertise in the relevant area, who says mutations, which are supposed to be the drivers of speciation, or macroevolution, are almost all deleterious mutations and decrease genetic information, thus decrease adaptability to varying environmental conditions. In short-ENTROPY. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_C._Sanford

I don't think it's just my imagination that this guy is being marginalized and relegated to speaking to church groups- "preaching to the [bored-looking] choir"-so to speak, when what he's discovered might be better "marketed" as scientific bombshell.
I went to amazon and read reviews for his book with a sinking heart . The first few 5-star reviews had commenters trying to debunk reviewer and author. But if you read on, I would say they don't succeed at all really -to my relief. And the honesty and intelligence of the pro- side comes through clearly. I'll be so miserable if the whole internet turns into the DENSE, DARK AUGEAN STABLES of falsity that is topix JW.
ohreally

Raleigh, NC

#25 Jun 25, 2014
Nedoba wrote:
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Now, THAT is a fascinating picture!
So happy you agree, and liked picture!:)

Since: Jul 12

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#26 Jun 25, 2014
little lamb wrote:
Jesus said ' anyone who drinks my blood and eats my flesh has LIFE in him.'
So drinking Jesus blood gives us LIFE
We don't have permission to take anyone elses blood
So when someone is using the blood of others as an excuse for Life
Its because they don't drink the blood of Jesus
And think its found in the blood of others
Just another unbeliever.
Little Lamb~

Jesus blood is figurative. Blood transfusions are literal. Apparently you don't understand this GLARINGLY obvious difference. Pity.

Which explains why you can positively gorge yourself on Jesus' figurative blood, and literally bleed out.

When people take a blood transfusion then they are using it as an "excuse" for life?

You have been cracked in the brain.

When people take blood transfusions they do so in hopes to maintain their life. That does NOT keep them from figuratively drinking the Blood of the Lamb.

Corinthian

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