Jehovah’s Witnesses And Blood Transfusions:

Let us examine the Jehovah’s Witness’ statement from http://www.jw.org/

“This is a religious issue rather than a medical one. Both the Old and New Testaments clearly command us to abstain from blood. (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:10; Deuteronomy 12:23; Acts 15:28, 29) Also, God views blood as representing life. (Leviticus 17:14) So we avoid taking blood not only in obedience to God but also out of respect for him as the Giver of life.”

They clearly say it is a “religious issue” and quote several Bible verses such as:

Acts 15: 20 “ “Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.”

This scripture is very clear to not eat certain foods and drinking the blood of such animals, nothing here about blood transfusions! It was an unknown medical practice at the very least!

Same is written in Acts 15: 28, 29 “28 “For it seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to lay upon you no greater burden than these essentials: 29 that you abstain from things sacrificed to idols and from blood and from things strangled and from fornication;  if you keep yourselves free from such things, you will do well. Farewell.”

As for Deuteronomy 12: 23, let’s take the scripture in context;

Deuteronomy 12: 22-25: 22 Just as a gazelle or a deer is eaten, so you will eat it; the unclean and the clean alike may eat of it. 23 Only be sure not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the ground like water. 25 You shall not eat it, so that it may be well with you and your sons after you, for you will be doing what is right in the sight of the Lord

Again these verses do not mention anything about blood transfusions but the consumption of blood from the animal! How clearer can this be?

Moving along let’s look at Leviticus 17:10: 8 “Then you shall say to them, ‘Any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who offers a burnt offering or sacrifice, 9 and does not bring it to the doorway of the tent of meeting to offer it to the Lord, that man also shall be cut off from his people.
10 ‘And any man from the house of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, who eats any blood, I will set My face against that person who eats blood and will cut him off from among his people. 11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.’12 Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘No person among you may eat blood, nor may any alien who sojourns among you eat blood.’ 13 So when any man from the sons of Israel, or from the aliens who sojourn among them, in hunting catches a beast or a bird which may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with earth.

Leviticus 17: 1-16 deals with the handling of animals and the blood of sacrificed animals, not human blood transfusions!

And at last Genesis 9:4 as mentioned. Let’s again look at it in context with the surrounding scripture:

Genesis 9: 1-5,  And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. 2 The fear of you and the terror of you will be on every beast of the earth and on every bird of the sky; with everything that creeps on the ground, and all the fish of the sea, into your hand they are given.3 Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you; I give all to you, as I gave the green plant. 4 Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. 5 Surely I will require your lifeblood; from every beast I will require it. And from every man, from every man’s brother I will require the life of man.

This is God’s Word giving humans permission to be carnivorous, not anti-blood transfusion talk! All the animal except it’s blood was to consumed as it was sacred and an acknowledgment that all life comes from God!

Blood transfusions are simply not expressed as being right or wrong in the Bible. It is up to the person as a matter of choice and conscience or circumstance. I personally have nothing againt blood transfusions as I am a blood donor and know that it is a life saver on battlefields and hospital rooms.

On the same JW website is also posts:

Myth: Many Witnesses, including children, die each year as a result of refusing blood transfusions.

Fact: This statement is totally unfounded. Surgeons regularly perform such complex procedures as heart operations, orthopedic surgery, and organ transplants without the use of blood transfusions.* Patients, including children, who do not receive transfusions usually fare as well as or better than those who do accept transfusions.* In any case, no one can say for certain that a patient will die because of refusing blood or will live because of accepting it.

The last line: “In any case, no one can say for certain that a patient will die because of refusing blood or will live because of accepting it.”

Well I beg to differ as a family member of mine would not have made it to day three without a complete transfusion of blood! There are many such stories out there as well! And many stories that ended in death!

I ask that you pray and witness to the JW knocking on your door. Do not hide under the couch and hope they leave, okay? We are commanded by God to preach the true Gospel to mankind. They are God’s creatures heading down the path to hell with a UHAUL full of heresies!

God Bless

Brian Mason

Apostle’s Creed

The following “Apostle’s Creed” is from the early Western Christian Church. The word “catholic” is within the writing. The word “catholic” is not in reference to the Roman Catholic Church, it means the Universal Christian Church. Most heretical churches can be easily exposed if they do not comply to this creed and especially the Nicene Creed.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell.

The third day He arose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
whence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.

Amen.

God Bless

Brian Mason

My Take On The Nepal Earthquakes

There are a lot of so-called Christians saying that the Nepalese people deserve the damage and deaths that tragically happened as a result of the horrible earthquakes that have happened and are still occurring at the time of this post. Their reasoning is that they are a pagan people with pagan idols that are against our Lord Jesus Christ. This is true! However we as Christians need to pray, go to Nepal and assist relief efforts! My only desire is that not one dollar goes to the reconstruction of Buddhist Shrines or Idols!
God’s judgment comes fast, however let us not be the spokespeople for God! God’s grace is amazing! He keeps His foot on the proverbial brake pedal. Can you imagine a world without His grace? We should as Christians be the example…give to accredited Nepali charities. This is a great witness to our Lord Jesus Christ! Amen

God Bless

Brian Mason

100 Reasons Why Evolution Is Stupid!

I am unapologetic in stating that Dr. Kent Hovind is a thorn in the side of evolutionists and atheists. And I am also not apologetic on posting his lecture series!

God Bless you Kent! Our prayers go out to you sir!

God Bless

Brian Mason

What Does It Mean When Jesus called Himself “The Son Of Man”?

The title, “The Son of Man” is thought to be by some circles a reference to His human nature, however that is not correct exegesis.
The title does most certainly ties the ribbon between Him and us, however the real emphasis should be of His deity. Jesus had used Daniel 7:

9 “I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days took His seat;
His vesture was like white snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was ablaze with flames,
Its wheels were a burning fire.
10 “A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him;
Thousands upon thousands were attending Him,
And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;
The court sat,
And the books were opened.

13 “I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, with the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.
14 “And to Him was given dominion,
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations and men of every language
Might serve Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.

“The Son of Man” is prophecy fulfilled in Jesus. A return to His ministry on earth.
The Jews knew this title, and Jesus used it as a declaration of His authority. Read Luke 6:3-5 (NASB)
3 And Jesus answering them said, “Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him, 4 how he entered the house of God, and took and ate the consecrated bread which is not lawful for any to eat except the priests alone, and gave it to his companions?” 5 And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
Jesus was claiming to be God to the Pharisees! When you read the scripture where Jesus says “Son of Man” He is stating His deity.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Margaret Sanger’s Satanically Inspired Quotes

Those who believe in abortion or the organization “Planned Parenthood” must read her quotes, and her agenda. She revealed herself as a racist, pro-abortionist, sexist and eugenicist!

Birth Control Review (April 1932, pp. 107-108)
Article 1. The purpose of the American Baby Code shall be to provide for a better distribution of babies… and to protect society against the propagation and increase of the unfit.
Article 4. No woman shall have the legal right to bear a child, and no man shall have the right to become a father, without a permit…
Article 6. No permit for parenthood shall be valid for more than one birth.

April 1932 Birth Control Review, pg. 108
Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.

Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.
We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.

“Hordes of people [are] born, who live, yet who have done absolutely nothing to advance the race one iota. Their lives are hopeless repetitions… Such human weeds clog up the path, drain up the energies and the resources of this little earth. We must clear the way for a better world; we must cultivate our garden.”
– Margaret Sanger. Birth Control: Facts and Responsibilities, 1925

My worries are that there is an apparent glorification of Satanism. We have a certain politician that could become (potentially) the President of the United States, that has overtly stated that she “admires Margaret Sanger enormously”! Abortion is simply put the greatest holocaust inflicted on man, and with my biblical understanding Margaret Sanger is currently in Hades experiencing God’s Wrath unless she was repentant.

Matthew 18:6New American Standard Bible (NASB)
6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it [a]would be better for him to have a [b]heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

The unborn murderers will face God! Those who promote and supply funding to Planned Parenthood will also face the Wrath of God! Guaranteed!

God Bless

Brian Mason