The Jehovah's Witnesses point to 1 Samuel 14:31-35 and say that even in emergency life and death situations, the ancient Israelites were required to drain the blood out of animals they ate for food.
However when we read the same passage we see that it was probably not a life or death situation.
The Bible says the people were 'feeble from need of food'.
It is likely they could have drained the blood but didn't.
Because they were so weak and hungry they didn't take the time to drain the blood from animals they killed for food. There is no evidence they would have died.
Are Jehovah's Witnesses right about blood transfusions? Are they making God happy because keeping ancient Bible laws to the letter? How were the laws kept in ancient times? Could God's law be broken in life threatening situations?
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