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Jehovah's Witnesses

Famous for their door-to-door evangelizing, Jehovah's Witnesses are members of an international religious movement founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Charles T. Russell in 1872. The group's beliefs are based primarily on the apocalyptic portions of the Bible, and their primary goal is the establishment of God's kingdom on Earth. Several of their beliefs are controversial; members refrain from performing military service or saluting the flag, and they refuse what type of medical procedure? More...
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Jehovah's Witnesses
Famous for their door-to-door evangelizing, Jehovah's Witnesses are members of an international religious movement founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by Charles T. Russell in 1872. The group's beliefs are based primarily on the apocalyptic portions of the Bible, and their primary goal is the establishment of God's kingdom on Earth. Several of their beliefs are controversial; members refrain from performing military service or saluting the flag.
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"In April 2017, the Supreme Court of Russia labeled 'Jehovah's Witnesses an extremist organization, banned its activities in Russia and issued an order to confiscate the organization's assets."
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Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses accept blood transfusions?


This is a religious issue rather than a medical one. Both the Old and New Testaments clearly command us to abstain from blood. (Genesis 9:4; Leviticus 17:10; Deuteronomy 12:23; Acts 15:28, 29) Also, God views blood as representing life. (Leviticus 17:14) So we avoid taking blood not only in obedience to God but also out of respect for him as the Giver of life.

Genesis 9:4. God allowed Noah and his family to add animal flesh to their diet after the Flood but commanded them not to eat the blood. God told Noah: “Only flesh with its soul—its blood—you must not eat.” This command applies to all mankind from that time on because all are descendants of Noah.

Leviticus 17:14. “You must not eat the blood of any sort of flesh, because the soul of every sort of flesh is its blood. Anyone eating it will be cut off.” God viewed the soul, or life, as being in the blood and belonging to him. Although this law was given only to the nation of Israel, it shows how seriously God viewed the law against eating blood.

Acts 15:20. “Abstain . . . from blood.” God gave Christians the same command that he had given to Noah. History shows that early Christians refused to consume whole blood or even to use it for medical reasons.

https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/bible-about-blood-transfusion/
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