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Derek Hill July 25, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Nice job on this one Jack! I agree with you 100%. Anything we can do to help another human being is definitely in accordance with God’s will as long as it will honestly be a benefit to them. Giving blood and organs is always a benefit! God Bless!

Derek

Jack Wellman July 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Thank you Derek. It is actually very beneficial to the human body and for men especially important because of a little know risk that is called Hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis (called iron storage disease) occurs when the body absorbs too much iron from foods and other sources such as vitamins containing iron. This disease causes extra iron to gradually build up in the body’s tissues and organs, a term called iron overload. If this iron buildup is not treated, it can, over many years, damage the body’s organs. So its really a win-win for us to “man up” but of course it is also very beneficial for women to but for different reasons. Thanks friend.

Josh July 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Jack,

I love your use of this verse in this article: “Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act” (Prov 3:27).

Jack Wellman July 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Thank you Josh. I found an interesting corollary. It is that 86% of those who donate blood, also vote. I found that interesting. Thank you for the kind words my friend.

Robert July 26, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thank you Jack. Well-spoken and spot on. God wants to show His love through us, so anything we do that exhibits His love is a good thing. You made a great and logical point when you said that you would not need your organs, etc. after you are dead. If any of my organs, etc. can help someone when I’m gone, that’s what I want to do. To show the love of Jesus.
As I read your article, I kept thinking of this verse: “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin” (James 4:17 ESV).
Thanks again Jack.
Yours in Christ,
Robert

Jack Wellman July 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Great Scriptural reference brother. I must thank God that He directed you here to this site and for your many blessings that you have already brought here…and I believe in God’s sovereignty that this was no accident.

Rossa August 1, 2012 at 7:54 am

Very good article, i am really touched. We turn to ignore things sometimes and God would be happy to see us helping people in need. I will ensure that I start donating blood because honestly speaking i never considered it.

Thank you for creating the awareness and God bless

Jack Wellman August 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Thank you so much Rossa. God bless you for caring my friend. There is power in the blood of ours to give and save lives…and in Christ’s shed blood to save our lives for eternity!

Pepper August 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Wonderful, Jack. I had the opportunity to donate blood a few weeks ago.

Jack Wellman August 5, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Thank you Pepper. It is so good to hear from you again. I am donating blood tomorrow and will try to rehearse the great hymn, “There’s Power in the Blood” to be a way to share the power of Jesus’ blood to impart eternal life. God bless and please come back again soon my friend.

Sonia April 16, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Very Nice article Pastor. We shouldn’t withhold anything good from those in need, especially when one is in the position or power to act according to Prov 3:27. But please, help me throw more light on these verses: {Leviticus 3:17} “It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor BLOOD”. {2 Samuel 23:16-17} “And the three mighty men broke through the army of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem by the gate and brought it to David. But he would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord. And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, to drink this. Is it not the BLOOD of the men who went at the risk of their lives? SO HE WOULD NOT DRINK.” And also, {Acts 15:20,28} admonished us to abstain from BLOOD. Please I thought the ‘OT’ said life is in the blood and so we should abstain from tasting blood and if so should we allow BLOOD TRANSFUSION? I really need to understand this so that I can be free from this stronghold and start giving out blood if not.

Many thanks
Sister Sonia

Jack Wellman April 16, 2013 at 3:28 pm

Thank you Sister Sonia. I believe the “blood” David was spekaing of was the bloof of the men who has risked their lives “their blood” to get the water for David to drink. What David poured out as an offering was water and yes, you are right, blood is forbidden to drink. One reason is that it is deadly since it carries many pathogens and potenial diseases but the blood David was spoken of in the context of this chapter is that he risked his mens lives to get the water and wouldn’t drink of it because they had risked their lives…their very life…to steal it.

I hope this helps to answer your question. Giving blood is actually good for the health of the giver but in fact saves lives for those who need it. The greatest need is for children who need blood transfusions who are battling cancer. I believe what said, if it is within our power to help, we surely should.

Sonia April 16, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Thanks a lot for your well explained illustration Pastor. I used to think if we shouldn’t eat anything made with an animal’s blood then we shouldn’t allow blood transfusion as well, because that blood is part of what we should abstain from. I got this confusing teaching during a study with the Jevovah Witnesses when I travelled somewhere, that for instance, if someone drinks an achoholic drink or takes it in through another means that it is thesame. Hence eating or blood transfusion is an act of disobedience to God’s Word.

Thinking about this seriously.

Many many thanks
Sister Sonia

Jack Wellman April 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

Hello Sister Sonia. The first problem I see is that you are listening to the confusing teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This is not a good source for biblical truth. Why? Christians believe that Jesus and the Father are One and are both God (John 5:18, John 10:30-31) but Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Jesus was created. Jehovah’s Witnesses also believe that Jesus first preexisted as the Archangel Michael, although these are two distinct personages. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that after His ascension, He again became Michael to sit on the throne next to God to await the end of the seven “times of the Gentiles.” The fact is that Michael and all the angels were created beings (Colossians 1:16-17, Job 38:4-7) but not so with Jesus Who was hailed as the Messiah before His physical birth even took place (Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1:16-18; 2:4; Luke 2:11, 26).

If you can show me in the Bible where this is prohibited, then please do. If we are able to help others then we should. Not everyone can give blood, true, but if its within our power to help others, we should. To have a person receive our donated blood is the difference between life and death for them. How can this be seen as “drinking blood?” Please explain. Thank you.

http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-do-jehovahs-witnesses-believe/

Mr Anthony Cotton May 30, 2015 at 4:03 pm

A Jehovahs witness knocked on my door just last week,and I invited her in.
She said we have just finished printing the new bible to make the readings easy.
They don`t allow blood transfusions,and their is quite a few quotes in the bible about this,plus has you will know Jack she mentioned that gods name was Jehovah.
I was just listening to what she said,can you explain about the blood issue,and God`s name.
I know has you have said he is known by the Lord,and quite a lot of others that are mentioned in the bible.
In the the New Testament Jesus does not mention about the giving of blood or if He does I don`t know where it is?

Jack Wellman May 30, 2015 at 4:25 pm

According to Jehovah’s Witnesses then, they’d let someone bleed to death because they wouldn’t touch blood according to their beliefs. The main use of blood transfusions is for children fighting cancer so they are apparently against helping save children’s lives, not to mention all the other lives that donated blood saves. I would not allow a J W. in my home Anthony. They are relentless once they get into your house. They are persistent and will not give up. Just because somethings not in the New Testament doesn’t mean its forbidden. That is a faulty argument of silence. That’s like saying child abuse is okay because it’s not in the New Testament. Please don’t let them back in Anthony, they are a dangerous cult and they have the wrong Jesus. Unless you’ve got the right Jesus, fully divine and always the eternal God, then you don’t have the right Savior. By the way, God’s name is NOT Jehovah. No one knows how this name of God is actually pronounced and so this lead to the vowels from “Adonai” (Lord) and “Elohim” (God) being inserted into YHWH to become Yahweh however this does not mean that this is how God’s name was originally pronounced or how God pronounced it. Again, that is lost knowledge and we can only speculate about how YHWH sounded when it was spoken. The name Jehovah is never used or seen in the New Testament. God actually has many names and they are often tied to His attributes like the “God who sees me” (El Roi), “God Almighty” (El Shaddai), and “God Everlasting” (El Olam). God has many names, just as He has many attributes but so does Jesus Who is also God. Jesus is known as the Good Shepherd, the Lamb of God, the Bread of Life and estimates are that He has over 200 names. Sadly, when Jehovah is used, it is not actually the name of the God of the Bible but a man-made, human concocted name. Besides, God is so much more than His name, He is more than can ever be described.

Sonia April 17, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks a lot Pastor. I now get it that blood transfusion is not an alternative way to tasting animal’s blood through food as the scripture warns us. I love your teachings and use them for my studies. I just stumbled upon them thinking they were part of the body of Christ and I could learn from them as well. I know not all ministries are perfect, as the Word says that we are all working towards perfection. That was why I was keen to learn but I know better now. Please see this Scripture concerning Jesus’ creation: {Proverbs 8:22-31, EXP} “… I was created in the very beginning, even before the world began…” If Jesus is the ‘Word’ made flesh that dwelt among us, then Jesus, the Son of God was created as the scripture depicts in Proverbs 8: 22-31. I believe Jesus has been exalted to the position of being a God according to Hebrews 1; and that He and Almighty God is One as the Scripture says. When I read your last comment and knew about this scripture in Proverbs, I just felt I should share with my Christian Brother as the Word says in {Pro 27:17}, “Iron sharpeneth iron.”
Thanks a lot for your time and effort to see that I gain knowledge.
Sonia.

Jack Wellman April 17, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Thank you Sonia. I believe Jesus when He said in John 8:58 “Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “Before Abraham was born, I am!” It says here and elsewhere BEFORE Abraham. In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word WAS God and the Word became flesh and John said we “beheld His glory” (John 1). The reference to Proverbs 8:22-31 is the Psalmist speaking, not Jesus.

Anyway, I will leave it at that and allow us to part ways as such.

Angela Angeles July 9, 2014 at 3:40 am

Thank you for clearing this up! I donate plasma often. Honestly, I need the money and I hope that I can help someone in need at some point in my life. Since my mom recently told me that plasma is used to help burn victims, I really wanted to keep giving. My heart goes out to them. But I had heard about some people saying God doesn’t want us to give blood. So I looked into it and found this article 🙂 I know the acts scripture where the apostles list laws for believers, one is abstaining from blood. But they mean eating! Thank you very much, my conscience is now clear! 🙂 Gos bless your ministry- Angela

Jack Wellman July 9, 2014 at 7:50 am

I am so glad this helps. I see no conflict in this at all and I think God is pleased when we give of our time, our blood, and our plasma to help others and can even save lives. I think this is a very Christian thing to do of you Mrs. Angeles. May God richly bless you for your act of kindness.

Martins December 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

So, if for health reasons I can get someone else’s blood inside of me (may be even by myself), of course without drinking or eating it (because Acts 15 forbids it), then it would be OK? I realy hope you can clarify this for me!

Jack Wellman December 12, 2014 at 10:35 am

Thank you Martins…yes, receiving a blood transfusion or someone’s blood if they are needing blood due to an accident and these can save lives, why not? If our blood donations can be used to save a life, would we not want to do so? Is life worth this since life is sacred and God is the Author of Life. For those who have the power or ability to save a life, should we not do it? What if you needed a life-saving blood donation to save your life from an accident or if you were undergoing cancer treatment and you needed blood? Many children need these transfusions to save their lives. See what I mean Martins? I hope this answered your question my friend.

STANLEY LIPAN October 10, 2018 at 12:19 am

Are you saying that Jesus blood can save people from the spiritual world and Human blood can save lives? You are contradicting the principle of life saving Blood of Jesus Christ. If you never believe family on the LORD Jesus Christ you would miss lead people.

When providing or supplying the Bible texts to in support to any personal opinion, try to carefully consider the context of the text what it means and is referring to before allegorizing everything.

Won’t you believe that God can restore a persons Health with his or her normal blood level? The problem for Christian is, we are forcing ourselves thinking that our sinful blood can save lives without the blood of Jesus. If Jesus did not mention, teach or give any single direction about Blood transfusion to his disciples yet he asked them to pray for the power to Heal others- is it God’s will for us to donate Blood?

Jack Wellman October 10, 2018 at 9:29 am

Wow Mr. Lipan. You are certainly twisting my words around, so please don’t. Why would I say that human blood saves lives? Becuse it does? Millions of lives have been saved by donating blood, much of which goes to children cancer patients, so you are against this? What if you had an accident and needed blood to save your life? You are so wrong and misinterpreting this article that I hope you are not a teacher of the Wordl. You would be an apostate to me.You need to get a good study Bible and find out what the Bible says and re-read this article because you are greatly mistaken or decieved by Satan. Is it God’s will for us to donate blood? Yes, the Bible says if we see a brother in need and do nothing, then it is sin. Shame on you for your twisting Scripture and my words. I pray you repent of this. So sad for you and those who know you. Please don’t be teaching in any church, I pray.

Mr Anthony Cotton March 21, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Sadly I can`t give blood,and I found out by going into one of them big trucks where you give blood inside.
A nurse came up to me I think,and said your blood is no good,because you are taken a drug Valium that`s in your blood.
The NHS gave me the medication until years later I found out I was hooked on Valium,and I could not give blood due to this,because the Valium would only be going into the patient and would do harm.
I was really annoyed at this,and I still take them under my doctor. It was the NHS`s Fault
I have tried to come off them a couple of times but failed.
Your post it`s it on the head!

Jack Wellman March 21, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Thank you my friend Anthony…hey, you at least tried and it was the thoughtful desire to donate that matters. As always, so good to hear from you my brother.





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