For months I have been thinking about the human blood ban of Jehovah's Witnesses. According to the Jehovah's Witnesses' testimony and faith, it is said to be biblical.
But where is it?
According to my Bible (Martin Luther translation from 1934), written in
Leviticus 5:15-16 But you may slaughter and eat flesh in all your gates, according to all the lust of your soul, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you. Clean and unclean can eat, as one eats deer or roe deer. Only the blood thou shalt not eat, but pour on the earth.
Genesis 5:12,23 ..., for the blood is the soul, therefore thou shalt not eat the soul with the flesh.
Acts of the Apostles 15:29 ..., that you abstain from idol sacrifice (idolatrous meat [Renate]) and from blood and from suffocation and ...
So no human flesh, therefore no human blood.
... this brutal statement, this power over life and death?
Do you have a special connection to our creator god? NO! That must be another God, another spirit, who lets the slaves murder or be murdered in his own ranks. What about the relatives of the self-appointed princes and authorities? Don't they set everything in motion to keep their own family members alive in sickness and death? Perhaps with donor-people-blood after all?
I don't know, but so are my thoughts, which I write down here.
... when he is love and we are his creatures, including Jehovah's Witnesses!
The Bible says that God came to earth in Jesus Christ, became man. Son of Man - Son of God.
His active life began with his disciples. But only a small time. Because Jesus knew about his way of suffering. That is why he came to this earth to save us human beings and to redeem us from our guilt and sin and from eternal death.
We cannot come to God, therefore we cannot exist before God, but in Jesus Christ we have the mediator and the love of the Father. Jesus' words were also: "I can give up my life and have the power to take it again." This can be read in the Gospel of John 10:17-18.
Then he hung on the cross, covered in blood. Even then he was mocked and ridiculed. And this blood that Jesus Christ shed for us human beings is the blood that Jehovah's Witnesses despise. The human blood. It is better for a mortally ill person to perish like an animal than to be allowed to receive the blood of Jesus.
Jesus says in
John 6:53-54 and 56 If you will not eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you will have no life in you. He that is my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.
If we Christians celebrate the Lord's Supper, we receive the bread that is the flesh of Jesus, we drink the wine, that is the blood of Jesus. As often as we eat of this bread and drink of this cup, we shall proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.
Jehovah's Witnesses hold the Lord's Supper once a year. The bread, like the cup of wine, is passed around among the slaves, but nothing is taken from it. So a contempt of our Lord and Saviour. But the princes or the 144,000, as they call themselves, may take the Lord's Supper. They also have the Holy Spirit, it is said. Is that really the case? Or do they also reject the Lord's Supper? That is a question I ask myself.
Because recently my brother in faith in Jesus, Ruediger, the man with the signs, was in Heidelberg. He asked a Jehovah's Witnesses, who confronted him with a kind of stall with advertising, why he believes in the prohibition of human blood, when there is nothing in the Bible about eating human flesh. "Or do you eat human meat?" Jehovah's Witness's answer was: "This is biblical and you are a human meat eater" and quickly returned to his stall.
That was the reason to write these down my thoughts.
Because months before I spoke with a young Jehovah's Witness, when I was once again with Ruediger in the Heilbronn pedestrian zone, to meet the Jehovarans and tell them about Jesus, whom they do not yet know and have not yet in their hearts. Ruediger's signs had already made him restless. And when I told him about Jesus, he was outraged, even horrified, that Jesus' flesh should be eaten and his blood drunk. I was even more horrified by so much ignorance about the true God of the Bible. So we are believing Christians who take the Lord's Supper with bread and wine, human flesh eaters and human blood drinkers.
What happiness is it to be redeemed, Lord, by your blood, yes, I am plunging myself deep into this flood.
When do the leaders of the Watchtower Society let their slaves, what a terrible word, freely think and act that they are no longer subject to the self-proclaimed human gods and their Jehovah God, but may only belong to and trust Jesus Christ? Then they will no longer be slaves, but disciples of our Lord. And free.
May the Spirit of God open the eyes and the heart of those responsible to be allowed to recognize their guilt and sin and to find their way to Jesus. For the Spirit makes us free.