give Blood and Limbs:
What does the bible say about giving blood and limbs?
"Love your neighbour as you
love your self" is the commandment that comes to mind when we are asked
to give blood. Christ, divine enough to be able to tell us 2000
years ago, in his own words or parables, if he desires that we do not
donate limbs or blood today, 2000 years later; as he even
predicted all things unto the end of the earth in the revelation of
John. But as he has not done so, and certainly can not have
overlooked the matter, we can give blood and limbs. And why do
people do this? Out of love for their neighbours.
The below verse is used by the
sect of Jehovah's Witnesses as an excuse not to give or eat
blood. You here will find that this is false, and just another
burden upon their members.
ACT 15:20 Apostle James quotes an
old, by Christ discarded, Jewish Law in regards to strangled beast and
blood: But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollution's
of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from
blood. (abstain clearly means not eat, but then we can eat
blood, states Christ.) Read the whole chapter of Acts:15 to note
I do get questions such as
what will happen to the body on the day of resurrection: will I
be partial body with my limbs having been donated? If this
was an issue, what about the cremated? What about the flesh that rots
away, bones that rot and crumble? All those shall be made whole and, if
your limb was donated to help a fellow being then that, as all rotted
away flesh and bones, will also be made whole on your body. To give
blood and limbs is lawful to God.
Paul here speaks through the spirit: and therefore it is 'Christ' who speaks.
TI1 4: 1 Now the Spirit
speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the
faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
TI1 4: 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
TI1 4: 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain
from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of
them which believe and know the truth.
TI1 4: 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
TI1 4: 5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
Follow the commandments of God, not those of men.
Try to give blood now, if you can: find out where you can give blood.