Asked by: Sis. Maria Sanchez from Mexico
Answered by: Bro. Eli Soriano using verses in the bible
I only would like to ask if it is a sin to donate or to receive blood in an operation or when a person needed it?
The prohibition of donating or receiving blood for the purpose of giving life for a person is an invention of the false Jehova’s Witnesses. Why am I saying that they are false Jehova’s witnesses? The name itself of their god is false. Jehova is not the name of God. The Jehova’s witnesses themselves are saying that it is an invented name. But even if they know it, that Jehova is an invented name, they are teaching the people an invented teaching and full of lies. Let us read their own book of the Jehova’s witnesses entitled ‘reasoning from the scriptures’ page 192, brother Daniel –
Hence some moderns have framed the name of Jehovah, unknown to all ancients, whether Jews of Christians.
That is true. The book of the JW is stating that: Hence some moderns have framed the name of Jehovah, unknown to all ancients, whether Jews of Christians. The apostles, our Lord Jesus Christ, or the Christians from the first century never knew the name Jehova. Why? When the name Jehova existed according to the JW? Let us read from the bible itself of the false Jehova’s witnesses. In the New World Bible Translation of the Holy Scriptures, Feb. 9, 1950, New York, N.Y. According to the translators of the false Jehova’s witnesses, let us read brother Daniel –
While inclining to view the pronunciacion ‘Yah-weh’ as the more correct way, we have retained the form ‘Jehovah’ because of people’s familiarity with it since the 4th century. Moreover, it preserves equally with other forms, the four letters of the tetragrammaton ‘JHVH’.
Imagine the lies of the JW. Listen carefully to their words, sister. (They, the JW) while inclining to view the pronunciacion Yah-weh’ as the more correct way, … They knew a more correct way rather than Jehova. But, they have retained the form ‘Jehovah’ because of people’s familiarity with it since the 4th century. The word Jehova was invented by the translators of the bible in the 4th century. One thousand four hundred years after Christ. One thousand four hundred years after the apostles. That is why we are sure that the apostles were not familiar with the word Jehova. As well as the Christians during the first century. Why? Because according to the false JW the word Jehova existed only during the 14th century. Much later that the apostles.
If you will imagine, it was more than a thousand years after the apostles. Apostle Paul never thought that the name of God was Jehova. That is why the apostles did not write the word Jehova. Only the translators who were new to the scriptures used the word Jehova. But in the Greek bible nor in the Hebrew bible there is no such word as Jehova. Surely, there is no such word as Jehova in the older copies of the bible. Why, sister? Becuase the word Jehova could not be a Hebrew word. Why? Because there is no letter ‘J’ in the Hebrew alphabet. How would it be possible that the name of God is Jehova if there is no such letter ‘J’ in the Hebrew alphabet.
In the beginning, the first language used to write the bible is Hebrew. There is no letter J in the Hebrew alphabet. That is why we can be sure that the name Jehova is a false name. If the name of their organization is false or fake, how could their doctrines be true? The doctrines being taught by the Jehova’s Witnesses are all false.
Why? Just think, sister Maria. If you are a woman of a man of God, you are his wife. You two are only one flesh according to the bible. In Matthew 19:5 –
Matthew 19:5 –
and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
You are his wife, you are regarded as by God as only one flesh. If you are in need of blood, could not your husband give or donate to you blood if you are of the same type? Can’t your husband save your life by giving you blood? Or if you have a son or a daughter who is in need of blood, and it is a question of life and death, couldn’t you donate your blood to you son or your daughter? When your son was in your womb, you shared the same blood. Your daughter in your womb shared the same blood.
If your child after he was born needs blood, could you not give direct blood transfusion to your daughter or your son? It will be a stupidity for anyone who will prohibit it. It will be foolish. Because it is against the teaching of the New Testament. Why? According to the word of God in 1 John 3:16 –
1 John 3:16
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
AND WE OUGHT TO LAY DOWN OUR LIVES FOR OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. If you are commanded by our Lord to lay down your life for a brother or a sister, will you not donate your blood to your brother or sister?
If life itself could be given for a brother, couldn’t a blood be donated?
Sister, according to the bible blood is life. According to the word of God we also ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If blood is life, you can give or donate blood in order to give life to a brother. Let us read in Leviticus 17:11 –
For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life.
For the life of a creature is in the blood. Blood is life. It is prohibited by God to eat blood. Which blood? The blood of animals and the blood of birds, as said in 17 of Leviticus. But if you are going to donate blood to give life, is it prohibited? No.
Because according to John we ought to lay down our lives. If your blood can give life for a brother, why will it be prohibited? It is a stupidity.
Do you understand, sister Maria?
Sis. Maria: Yes.
Bro. Eli: Thanks be to God. God bless you.