SENTINEL 2-9-2012
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Lady Preacher Lashes Out!

JWs come under fire

(Part 2 of 4)

The Firpo Files

(Sentinel, February 9, 2012)

Lady Preacher Fortier wrote: "Sir: Your commentary in the recent L.A. Sentinel was poorly written and took pot shots at biblical truths, that are not included in the book your sect calls The New International Version of the Bible. 

What was the purpose of quoting Isaiah 28:7, when your sect clearly does not believe in Prophecy, nor any of the power gifts of the Holy Spirit (which your sect has a warped and twisted view of the Third Person of the Trinity).  Were you poking fun at the admonition that is being given to preachers of the Word of God? 

"As you stated in your article, quite pompously that there is ‘No Collection plate passed in your places of ‘worship', and that there isn't a preacher or pastor of the so called congregation, no paid clergy.' 

"And yet, there are unqualified elders and ministerial servants who have led broken people astray! Families crushed, lives lost over the issue of blood.  Dear God! How can you be so caviler and in error? 

"This article makes an attempt to appear intellectual, when in fact it is rampant with darkness and lies and untruths. Financing the kingdom of lies, this is appalling and destined for failure and a crash and burn.

"Sadly, you are afforded your constitutional rights of free speech. Too bad this freedom to propagate lies and has ruined lives. Where is the victory, when your people are being pimped and prostituted to promote darkness and doctrines of death to the untaught about the dangers of the JW's? 

"God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are 3 in One!  His grace is sufficient and His power to perform is being played out on the world stage right now.  There is deliverance for you from the clutches of Satan.

"Jesus has come to set the captives free...He already paid the price with His blood, shed for you on Calvary.  Your salvation is not of works, but it is when you confess with your mouth according to Romans 10:9-10." Now my response. 

Jewish Blood Transfusions?: ‘According to the book, Egyptian Erotica: The Essence of Ancient Egyptian Erotica in Art and Literature (2004) by El-Qhamid, blood was used as medicine in ancient Egypt.

Another book, Ancient Egyptian Medicine (1996), reveals that ancient papyri "lists blood [both human and animal]...used as a medication."

‘The Mosaic Law forbade the medical use of "any sort of blood" (Leviticus 17:10, 14), human or animal. Both kinds of blood are called dam in Hebrew.

'The Nile River was turned into this dam (blood), with no distinction being made as to whether it was human or animal.

'And although liquid, blood--like gravy or wine sauce--could be eaten with flesh. Hence Jews were forbidden to "eat the blood of any sort of flesh. " (Leviticus 17:10-14)

‘God commanded the Israelites to pour blood out on the ground. (Deuteronomy 12:16, 23; 15:23) Why? Because it was toxic. Therefore, it had to be buried, just as toxic disease-carrying fecal matter was. (Leviticus 17:13; Deuteronomy 23:12, 13) Today, blood is still considered toxic, and medical personnel who handle it regularly aren't allowed to donate.

‘No fluid leaving the body was ever meant to be reintroduced back into it, whether saliva (compare Numbers 12:14; Deuteronomy 25:9); tears (compare Isaiah 25:8; Ps 42:3; 56:8; 80:5); semen (compare Genesis 38:9; Leviticus 15:16-18); sweat (compare Genesis 3:19); vomit (compare Proverbs 26:11; Isaiah 28:8); pus (compare 1 Kings 22:35; Job 5:18; 34:6; Isaiah 3:7); vaginal fluids or secretions (compare Leviticus 15:19-26); urine (2 Kings 18:27; Isaiah 36:12), and of course, blood. (Genesis 9:5, 6; Leviticus 17:10-14).'

While breast milk is designed to be consumed by an infant (compare Exodus 23:19; 34:26; Deuteronomy 14:21), the thought of a mother drinking her own breast milk is repugnant in many cultures.

In fact, she would eventually die if she tried to be sustained by her own milk alone. Drinking "replenishable" milk from animals, though, was quite acceptable in Bible times.--See Proverbs 27:27; Isaiah 7:22. 

Christian Blood Transfusions?: ‘Since the vast majority of Christians were either Jews or Jewish converts who adhered to the Mosaic Law, they were already abstaining from blood. Gentile Christians were to do likewise. (Acts 15:23)

'Consequently, the inspired Christianized Jewish physician Luke instructed Gentile Christians to "keep [that is, keep on, or continue] abstaining...from blood," just as Jewish Christians had continued to do. (Acts 15:29; Colossians 4:14, New World Translation).'

Even before the days of HIV-AIDS Jehovah's Witnesses were ahead of the curve.

Stay tuned for Part 3.