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    Leviticus 3:17

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    Leviticus 3:17

    Post by JesSDA on September 3rd 2012, 4:56 pm

    "It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood."

    On the basis of this texts, some have taken a position against blood transfusions. But the position is entirely untenable in the light of these considerations:

    1. The prohibition applied only to animal blood and fowls (Leviticus 7:25-27). It does not apply to humans because we don't eat humans.

    2. God gave proper instruction for slaughtering an animal or fowl so as not to eat any blood (Leviticus 17:13, 14).

    3. God's prohibition against eating blood also applies to Christians (Acts 15:20).

    4. That which is eaten goes through the digestion into the stomach (Matthew 15:17). Blood transfusions go directly to the veins and thence to the cells.

    5. If we love our neighbor as ourselves, can we watch him die for lack of life-giving blood (Matthew 22:39)?

    6. Jesus came to save men's lives (Luke 9:56); why shouldn't we?

    7. Since the life is in the blood (Deuteronomy 12:23), Christ condoned the giving of blood to save a life (John 15:13).

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