Abstain from Blood?


What does the Bible mean when it commands Christians to “abstain from blood”? Some interpret Acts 15:28-29 to mean a ban on blood transfusions (and until recent years blood fractions) even in the face of certain death. Some have died for this stand. In this video, we will examine why the Bible prohibits the consumption of blood and whether blood transfusions fall into this prohibition. We also will seek to get the mind of Christ on matters, to examine HOW he interpreted Scripture, and see what lessons we can glean from this on discerning God’s view on transfusing and donating blood. This will not be a commentary from the medical standpoint of various procedures involving blood, but rather, a theological examination.