Many of our acquaintances, dear friends and non-Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) members are questioning our belief regarding the prohibition of eating blood or food mixed with blood until now.
They believe that that particular verse about the prohibition of eating blood or food mixed with it is not written in the Bible.
The Bible Verses
Let me first show this verse during the time of Noah.
“So God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them: ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be on every beast of the earth, on every bird of the air, on all that move on earth, and all the fish of the sea. They are given into your hand. Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood’.” Genesis 9:1-4 NKJV
It is very clear that as early as Noah’s time, our Lord God forbids the consuming of food mixed with blood or flesh with its blood.
To provide you more proof regarding this issue, our Lord God also proclaimed this teaching during the time of His first nation, Israel.
“Therefore I said to the children of Israel, ‘No one among you shall eat blood, nor shall any stranger who dwells among you eat blood.’ What ever man of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell among you, who hunts and catches any animal or bird that may be eaten, he shall pour out its blood and cover it with dust.” Leviticus 17:12-13 Ibid
Until now, Christian era, His teaching about the eating of blood remains unchanged thru Christs’ disciples.
“But as before the Gentiles who have come believers, we have sent them a letter telling them we decided that they must not eat any food that has been offered to idols, or any blood, or any animal that has been strangled, and that they must keep themselves from sexual immortality.” Acts 21:25 Good News Bible
Dear friends and readers, I am very much hopeful that you understand this doctrine of our Lord God and belief of the members of INC concerning the prohibition of eating blood or food mixed with blood,
The verses Genesis 9:1-4, Leviticus 17:12-13 and Acts 21:25 support our claim that it is true that our Lord God forbids the eating of blood or food mixed with it.
For you to verify it, check your Bible, read the verses written above. There might be small discrepancy depending on the version you are reading. However, I assure the result is the same in thought.
Anyone who commits this wrongdoing will suffer and will be consumed by the Lake of Fire during the Judgment Day (Heb 12:27; Lev 17:10)
Once again, friends, please be mindful about this doctrine of ours.
Author: Oscar P. Oganiza
Oscar is an introvert type of person and the sole administrator of this site. He loves to play Archero and Nonstop Balls during his free time.