Saturday, 24 October 2015

Jewish Position on Blood (Go to the source)

Okay.... dealing with the hot topic of BLOOD and whether or not a Christians can take a blood transfusion,  I came to the conclusion that, since this prohibition started in the OLD Testament, then maybe it would be best to go to the Old Testament for our answer. Or, more practically, to those who adhere to it. Israel. Jews.
   
   Now CULTURAL Jews might or might not care one way or the other. Non-religious Jews might have issues with blood transfusion on medical grounds (Aids) .  Understandable. However, as someone who used to donate blood, I can tell you that anyone who donates undergoes, at each appointment, very pointed questions, concerning their lifestyle.  I mean PERSONAL questions. So, if one doesn't feel like answering  deeply personal questions like that, then maybe donating is not a good idea.  Safe-guards ARE in place. Believe me. 

   Religious Jews, on the other hand, those who study the Torah know the Old Testament issues on this matter. So, if you are a Jehovah's Witness reading this post, PLEASE ASK A RABBI about this matter.  They would know and they'd give you the straight goods. Remember, it is against JEWISH LAW to eat blood.  They were the first group G-D handed this prohibition to. So if anyone would know, they would.

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/625443/jewish/Is-blood-transfusion-permissible-in-Jewish-belief.htm
    In the meantime, one place in the Old Testament that does address this issue is Leviticus 17.  Verse 15, specifically, offers the remedy for someone who slips up in the matter of eating blood.  Taking a bath, washing your clothes and being outside the city until sundown.  For me, that would amount to taking a Greyhound to Gimili , finding a hotel, taking a shower and then wearing new clothes while washing your 'tainted' clothes....the clothes the sin was committed in, at the local laundy matt and then maybe going to the library or a movie or the mall til sundown or the next day and then take the bus home.  Problem solved.  It's NOT the big issue that it's been made out to be.

   Again, however, don't take my word for it. ASK A RABBI.  There is a Rabbi's name in the link above.  I asked a local Rabbi and he said that the prohibition was exclusively ingestive/digestive.  In other words....DIETARY.   Ask and find out.

   Then there is the plain simple fact that BLOOD is IN our VEINS.  I've heard the most bizarre reasoning;  insisting that, if a doctor told you that you could no longer drink alcohol , would you inject that booze into your veins?  😱  Uuuuuhhhhhh  there is a smidge of a difference, here. And by SMIDGE, I mean a WHOLE LOT of difference.  See, ALCOHOL does NOT  flow through the veins. Blood does. BLOOD is in our veins. It is created by the body to flow from the arteries to the veins.  This is called the CIRCULATORY SYSTEM.   The Circulatory system works differently from the DIGESTIVE system.  Blood, introduced into the body, via the veins, is NOT digested. If this were the case, we'd ALL be DEAD!

   Seriously.  LIVES have been LOST for NO REASON.  Don't let your life be the next.  KNOW FOR SURE! 

Monday, 12 October 2015

"Was Life Created?" Genesis 1, John 1:1-4 Isaiah 44:24 (Impass?)

    Dear JW Friends;   
 OY, I only just asked ONE question and I'm already asking another.  Answer as many as you want and can in a given day. See, another plus to writing rather than talking is that you have time to answer questions, one at a time, instead of my firing questions, one after another. 

    A few days ago, I got the magazine, "Was Life Created?" as I was on my way to work. I concurred, YES, life WAS created. Evolution simply does NOT make sense. Even Darwin admitted that, to believe the eye came about as a result of natural selection and random chance is absurd, given all the eye's functions. There's NO way so many intricate workings can come about by chance. Yaay! We're on the same page. 

   The dilemma comes about when we consider WHO created.


  •     Genesis 1 says, "IN the beginning, GOD created..." 



  •     John 1:1-3 says, "....All things were created through HIM and without HIM nothing was made that was made...." 



  •     BUT then... Isaiah 44:24 says that "...I made all things BY MYSELF."   

  Q: In the O.T. Jehovah Created. In the New Testament, JESUS created, but in Isaiah 44:24, God said that HE created ON HIS OWN. HOW DOES THIS WORK?

   
Thanks! 

   
   

Dear J.W. friends....

Supreme Court of Appeal
   I've left this page OPEN for people to post questions on, and so I can ask questions. (vice versa)

    I don't know about you, but when I get something in my head, I tend to bulldoze over people, so I'm the one always talking. That's hardly fair!   Posting on a site like this makes it LESS disruptive to you and gives us both time to look up our answers. I hope to hear from you on the various questions that I post.
 
   In fairness, I do want to keep it peaceable. We may likely disagree on various issues, but let's try to be reasonable and friendly. Best case, at least civil.

     ANYONE coming onto this site with the express intent of causing arguments will be blocked from the site.  If I am called on a matter where I've been less than patient, I will apologize. I have relatives. I'm used to apologizing.  ;)

   That said, onto the first question:....  

   Q:  What IS the Jehovah's Witness Gospel?   I say this out of GENUINE CURIOSITY as I've spoken to JW's on the way to work but never able to get into any indepth discussion, as I'm on my way to work and usually in a hurry.