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Blood Transfusions Biblical

What does Scripture say about blood transfusions, vaccinations and organ transplants?

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Trav,

There are many things I would like Scott and David to be obedient to also:

I would dearly like to see them in God's Kingdom.
---Ernest_1 on 8/10/10

Ernest....you stated "I" would "like". Twice.
"I" used to be on "my" mission. Realizing one day, that "I" had not made a grape. Only GOD can draw/produce a grape.
Post witnessed truths, sheep/searchers, if persistant Bereans, will find the country we all search for.
No difference in the J.W. doctrinal problems, than in Baptist,Methodist,Catholic,Greek Ortho etc. None have the complete truth.
The scriptural witnesses free one from much of this....asking the only teacher from the remainder.
---Trav on 8/11/10


Trav,

There are many things I would like Scott and David to be obedient to also:

BE BORN AGAIN: John 3:3 Unless they are born again they can not see the Kingdom of God. Jehovah God's kingdom includes both the heaven and the earth - but they can NOT enter either!

LORD'S SUPPER: John 6:53,54 If they do not eat and drink the emblems there is NO everlasting life or resurrection for them!

However, if the WTS tells them not to do these things - then they obey it and not the clear commands of Jesus! Will Jesus say to them, "I never knew you?" Matthew 7:23

I would dearly like to see them in God's Kingdom.
---Ernest_1 on 8/10/10


Trav,

Ignorance in this situation could be fatal for either Scott or David on following the advice of the Watchtower Society concerning BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS.
---Ernest_1 on 8/7/10

Ernest, I understand the desire to live here. But, look at your underlying meaning of "fatal". You are saying: Life here could be continued, rather than obeying GOD....I chose this life to be more important than the new country I/they Scott David search for.

Hebrews 11:16
But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
---Trav on 8/10/10


Galatians 4:15, What was then your felicitie? for I beare you recorde, that if it had bene possible, ye wolde have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me.

That Bible verse is very powerful indeed.

Moreover, John 15:13, Greater love then this hathe no man, when any man bestoweth his life for his friends.

I John 4:11, Beloved, if God so loved us, we oght also to love one another.

(Quoted from the 1560 Geneva Bible)
---Kev on 8/9/10


Trav,

Ignorance in this situation could be fatal for either Scott or David on following the advice of the Watchtower Society concerning BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS.

If they feel the Holy Spirit is guiding the WTS, then if they or their loved ones meet with an accident that requires a transfusion, they will have to choose to die rather than have it!

My heart goes out to them and all Witnesses, who have to be prepared to die unnecessarily. I am sure the Lord is saying to them, "Why will ye die?" The WTS is a cruel and most unreliable guide!
---Ernest_1 on 8/7/10




Interestingly the Watchtowers apologists, David and Scott, are noticeable only by their absence. Smart men!
---Warwick on 8/5/10

Wiser than you will ever attain to be on this issue. Your acceptance of the abominable is condemned in scripture.

Their non acceptance of the abominable is not punished.

Ignorance is not punished. But, stapufft preachers, allowing/encouraging ingnorance, will be.

Psalm 119:118
Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
Proverbs 3:32
For the devious are an abomination to the LORD,But He is intimate with the upright.
---Trav on 8/6/10


LOL Trav!
---aka on 8/5/10


\SOMEONE (2 people) were praying for me - so could that have made a difference that I didn't inherit "something" from someone else's blood?\\

I don't doubt the power of prayer in healing, but don't forget that humans also do all in their power to make sure that no infected blood gets into the supply, too.

There's a poem by Emily Dickinson that applies here:

Faith is a fine invention
For gentlemen who see.
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.
---Cluny on 8/5/10


Donna, A lot of people give way too much credit to the loser Satan. He has zero power to possess or demonize a Holy Spirit filled child of God, zero power. God is the life-giver whom has created the little guy Satan, he created the destroyer to destroy, and when you are sanctified and covered with the blood of the Lamb, then unless God gives the command death is not able to enter into your house. Prayers do change things, but I think that the two praying for you were praying for your well-being more than praying that you don't "catch some demon" from the blood transfusion.
---Eloy on 8/6/10


As Ernest posted the Watchtower denounced all three:

"Vaccinations "a direct violation of the law of Jehovah God."

"ORGAN TRANSPLANTS: Denounced as "cannibalism," "

But they changed their mind and these "violations" and "cannibalism" were no more.

It appears the Watchtower Society accepted they were not speaking on Jehovah's behalf after all!

Today they say blood transfusions are drinking blood, obvious nonsense, and people continue to die needlessly. When will this evil edict also be accepted (by them) as not God's command afterall?

Interestingly the Watchtowers apologists, David and Scott, are noticeable only by their absence. Smart men!
---Warwick on 8/5/10




Donna ... If there is something wrong with the blood you may be infected with it ... AIDS and CJD are examples.

But Demons do not live in the blood ... you won't catch any spiritual disease from a blood transfusion!
---alan8566_of_uk on 8/5/10


Eloy, at first I thought you were mocking me, then I continued to read your blog. I needed those blood transfusions to stay alive.

I honestly didn't want to stay alive because of certain reasons. But since I had no choice (I had no clue I was bleeding in my liver, I thought I was taking a heart attack). Since I had no choice, I took the blood BUT BUT BUT - SOMEONE (2 people) were praying for me - so could that have made a difference that I didn't inherit "something" from someone else's blood?
---Donna5535 on 8/5/10


Donna5535, praise God! If it were actually true that you are receiving another person's demons and baggage when you receive their blood, then what about when we consume food. If we eat a hamburger, do we become a cow: or if a vegaetarian when we consume a carrot, do we become a carrot? Please people, know that God is more intelligent then that. As food provides the necessary fuel for life, so too blood transfusion provide the necessary fuel for the life which is depleted of fuel: also, air is provided to those whom suffer loss of oxygen from drowning or smoke inhalation, and when mouth to mouth resusitation is administered the unconscious person receiving the air is not receiving demonic air nor any such thing.
---Eloy on 8/5/10


You know what? I had many of them last September because I was rushed to the hospital bleeding in my liver.

My blood pressure was down to 60 over 30 and I heard the emergency room doctor or nurse (a male voice) yell, "we're losing her."

They revived me with blood transfusions and frozen blood plasma and I don't think I have anyone's bad genes from those transfusions. I haven't noticed any "added baggage" to my body like demons or anything like that.
---Donna5535 on 8/4/10


But I will also say that a mature adult of sound mind who is aware of consequences and alternatives has the right to refuse any treatment he finds unacceptable.
---Cluny on 8/4/10


Absolutely.... we certainly agree on this one..
---NurseRobert on 8/4/10


"Render therefore to all their dues: support to whom support, toll to whom toll, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor." Rm.13:7
---Eloy on 8/5/10


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I shall never forget the sincere JW lady whose only child had died of diphtheria because she did not have him vaccinated and then her husband died needlessly when a blood transfusion could have saved him.

The irony is that after the boy died Jehovah told the WTS it was OK to have vaccinations - there was nothing scriptural to prevent having them. (The real reason was that without them their leaders after WW2 were not permitted to travel to foreign countries for their big assemblies!)

Some of our sincere JW bloggers still believe the WTS is lead by Jehovah's Holy Spirit with a history like this!
---Ernest_1 on 8/5/10


It's ironic that quite a few of the questions on this blog site are posed to bait Christians into arguments that are designed to introduce doubt.

It's ironic that the issue side-steps sound arguments what is said is twisted or ignored.
---aka.joseph on 8/3/10

It is ironic and the fishermen catch scripture that eats them.

Proverbs 26:27
Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
---Trav on 8/5/10


\\The man refused to get a blood transfusion because of his religion. The doctors didn't know what to do. The man's family wanted the doctors to SAVE the man's life. They ended up giving the man an "artifical blood" transfusion. An industrial chemical. It was only experimental, but it worked and the man lived.\\

All I can say is, if it worked it worked. Praise God that the man is alive and well.

But I will also say that a mature adult of sound mind who is aware of consequences and alternatives has the right to refuse any treatment he finds unacceptable.
---Cluny on 8/4/10


My guess is that this blog question came from a Jehovah's Witnesses member. I could be wrong.

Anyway, I remember a news clip about a Jehovah's Witness being hospitalized with a life-threatening condition. Doctors warned him that he would die without a blood transfusion.

The man refused to get a blood transfusion because of his religion. The doctors didn't know what to do. The man's family wanted the doctors to SAVE the man's life. They ended up giving the man an "artifical blood" transfusion. An industrial chemical. It was only experimental, but it worked and the man lived.

Would you want to get an "artificial blood" transfusion or "real" human blood?
---Sag on 8/4/10


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"but it says a great deal about love"--excellent point truthseeker. So sorry for all you have been through and praying God grants you good health in the future.
---Mary on 8/4/10


I was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia when my youngest son was only one year old, back in 2008. I have had many blood transfusions, so many that I have lost count. My doctor told me that if I didn't have a series of intense chemo treatments that would basically shut down my immune system, to be followed by a bone marrow transplant, that I would die. None of my brothers were a good match. A total stranger stepped up and agreed to be my donor. We have never met. He did it out of love. The Bible may not say anything about transfusions and transplants, but it says a great deal about love.
---truthseeker on 8/4/10


I personally know a Pastor whose wife died because she was unable to obtain a new kidney in time for a transplant. Her dialysis treatments made her weaker every time.

I've know several other people in my church who needed blood transfusions after accidents and/or during surgery.

Finally, I once knew a family who didn't believe in vaccinations. They were mighty Jehovah Witnesses. Their son came down with polio, nearly died, and ended up paralyzed from the waist down. Suddenly, the couple who had strongly preached against the use of vaccinations was full of guilt and ashamed that they had contributed to their OWN son's condition. They moved away and I never heard from them again.

Just my personal observations.
---Augie on 8/4/10


This blog is very pertinent to stop the needless deaths of sincere Christians.

The Watchtower Society denounced all three. Eventually permitted two, but many are still dying over the third.

VACCINATIONS: "a direct violation of the law of Jehovah God." Golden Age, April 24, 1935. After many needless deaths, Watchtower, 1952, p.764 "...all objection to vaccination on Scriptural ground seems to be lacking."

ORGAN TRANSPLANTS: Denounced as "cannibalism," Awake, June 8, 1968, p.21. Permitted after many deaths, Watchtower, March 15, 1980.

BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS: Many will still die until the WTS stops confusing blood eaten and that transfused. It could happen, it did twice above!
---Ernest_1 on 8/4/10


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...It's obvious that Warwick posed this question in order to goad David and Scott (JWs)into an argument that he thinks he can win! I doubt that they'll bite!
---1st_cliff on 8/3/10

It's ironic that quite a few of the questions on this blog site are posed to bait Christians into arguments that are designed to introduce doubt.

It's ironic that the issue side-steps sound arguments what is said is twisted or ignored.
---aka.joseph on 8/3/10


Friendly Blogger, It's obvious that Warwick posed this question in order to goad David and Scott (JWs)into an argument that he thinks he can win!
I doubt that they'll bite!
---1st_cliff on 8/3/10


in the circulatory system, the major organs are the heart, blood vessels and blood. blood and organ transplants are not mentioned in Scripture, but the bible is full of scripture about sacrifice.
---aka.joseph on 8/3/10


Trav: So you think blood donations that can save lives are a sin if they're not by a marriage partner or relative?! I wish someone could have saved my big brother with a transfusion.
---Mary on 8/3/10

I listed what scripture said. I'm sorry for temporary loss of your brother.
Jesus raised the dead. Believe that he will again. Jesus died without one. Everyone has to seek their own understanding. I found mine. Seek yours. Yes, it will be a hard place for me if I need one.
May YAH bless me with courage and strength to follow through on what I know at all the hard places. Yea though I walk through....
May I welcome death as a rest and home coming.
---Trav on 8/3/10


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Trav: So you think blood donations that can save lives are a sin if they're not by a marriage partner or relative?! I wish someone could have saved my big brother with a transfusion.
---Mary on 8/3/10


\\ Marriage is the only blood mixed with approval.\\

Just how is blood mixed in marriage. Be specific, Trav.
---Cluny on 8/3/10


Trav ... You say the question is stupid ... but give no reason for that comment.

You do however give your opinion about blood transfusions, but that opinion does not answer the question.

I suspect the question might have been posed to provoke the sort of comment that you have now made, and which may lead to further discussion.

The answer to Warwick's question is of course that the Bible does not mention those things. And since it does not, I cannot agree with your view that they are wrong.
---alan8566_of_uk on 8/3/10


If Christians want to call other Christians names like Stupid, fine. But I'm staying out of it....
---ger.toshav on 8/3/10


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What does Scripture say about blood transfusions, vaccinations and organ transplants?

NOTHING

It also does not say anything about Cars, and microwaves, and vacume cleaners either
---francis on 8/3/10


I don't think his question is stupid,... But I agree that the Bible is silent on the issues he raises.
---ger.toshav on 8/3/10

It is a stupid question, Blood was not meant to mingled about with everyone elses blood. Marriage is the only blood mixed with approval.

Transfusion is a form of ingesting. You can be fed by I.V. Glucose etc. Accepting blood from a spouse,brother,sister,child might be acceptable....?

Leviticus 7:27
Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
Ezra 9:2
For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: ....
---Trav on 8/3/10


Jesus has given us a transfusion of His blood and of His love in the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). There are people who need a love transfusion.

And I could still use a personality transplant (c: Need a lot of help, here ! ! !

But it does say, "My little children, for whom I labor in birth again until Christ is formed in you," (Galatians 4:19) So, not only I, but others, all need to have the new Person of Jesus formed in us.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/3/10


In defense of Warwick, I don't think his question is stupid, and I don't question his motives in asking it. But I agree that the Bible is silent on the issues he raises.
---ger.toshav on 8/3/10


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As much as it says about hymnals, altar calls, revivals, invitation hymns, Sunday schools, and using computers to ask questions about something being Biblical.
---Cluny on 8/3/10


Medical procedures that only existed after scripture was written don't deal with the procedure. The Bible takes no position as they did not exist for a position to defined about them.

Warwick, why are you proposing such a foolish question to start with as you all ready know this answer.
---Friendly_Blogger on 8/3/10


nothing, because it wasn't done back then.I believe as long as your blood is screened correctly it would be safe to donate & God wouldn't mind, because you're offering help to another person. the bad part is if you are recieving it & it was incorrectly scanned & you recieve a deadly disease from it. however it has improved alot since the 1980's.
---candice on 8/3/10


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