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Should i donate blood?

Discussion in 'Christian Advice' started by mandse, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. mandse

    mandse Newbie

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    I have been thinking about giving blood for a while, but the situation in my country is quite bad.
    We have a multiethnical society with many homosexuals, jews and atheists, and I'm worried that my blood will go to thoose groups.
    I would normally consider the thing giving blood as helping your neighbour, but I'm quite worried.
    Should or should I not become a blooddoner?

    Best regards
    Mandse
     
  2. JCFantasy23

    JCFantasy23 It's amazing what we take for granted Staff Member Supervisor Supporter Angels Team

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    I think you should, yes. It is not our choice on who lives or dies based on their decisions in life. By giving blood you are doing an act to service your fellow man, an unselfish act which can give life to one - or maybe several - people.
     
  3. I agree. Besides, why would you have a problem with Jews? Jesus was a Jew.

    It's right and good to help your fellow man, in a moral way, regardless of whether they're saved or not.
     
  4. SamanthaB

    SamanthaB Blessed beyond measure.

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    I agree with both responses. It really shouldnt matter whether or not they are Christian. You should help your neighbor reguardless.
     
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  6. Corin

    Corin New Member

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    I think donating blood is a very good idea. It saves lives.
    Ive done it a few times. Hopefully i was able to help someone out.
     
  7. dodolah

    dodolah Regular Member

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    Jesus died on the cross for Homosexuals, Jews, prostitutes, Atheist,and people like you and me.

    It is easy for us to judge people around us without looking deep into ourselves how messed up are we as human beings.

    If God loves you, why can't God loves those people? Why should God's love and help be abstained from them? Sure they have sinned, but their sin is no worse than yours and mine.
     
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    darkshadow Newbie

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    If you look at it like this maybe it will look different? If you give blood and it saves the life of one of those you listed, who is to say that down the road someone will not speak to them about Christ and there spiritual life be saved all because you gave blood to start with. I give blood as often as I can, not for self praise, but to help others or minister to others the best I can, by giving them another chance. Who knows that blood transfusion might just be what makes them thank, "Hey someone did this for me, but why?" Just as we all should say, "Hey Jesus did this for me but why?" Jesus didn't discriminate who his blood would go to and we should not either. His blood when to the worst it could go to me and you. So yes give and rejoice in the Lord that you are saving lives as Christ saved yours with blood. Sorry that ending sounded like a Blood Donor commercial.
     
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  9. Who are you to judge the groups you have mentioned? How would you feel if you needed blood to save your life? Would you ask which group the donor was? If you want to donate blood do it because you want to help people. Each person is special to God. You can't specify who your blood goes to and certainly can't say who is or isn't worthy of it!
     
  10. heron

    heron Legend

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    Giving blood is a small sacrifice. Once you've done it, you say to yourself, "that was so easy I want to do it tomorrow." Part of the hurdle is just going to a strange place and not knowing what to expect.

    I heard recently that much of the donated blood now goes to produce vaccines. So you can think of your donation as saving hundreds of lives.

    Jesus wasn't the only one who welcomed sinners and outcasts. The Laws of Moses made sure that aliens were made to feel welcome, and taken care of. When they were not believers, they were still invited to the Jewish festivals. (They weren't allowed to sacrifice their children to Molech though.)


    Leviticus 19:34
    'The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt; I am the LORD your God.

    Deuteronomy 10:19 So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.

     
  11. kdrmckinney

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    Each life is precious to God and it is not ours to say who should receive help (or even salvation for that matter). God walks very close to those who are in darkness and we are to show the love of Christ by our loving acts and attitudes. I hope you will donate blood with a joyful attitude, praying that your act will help whomever God wills.
     
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    sekir Senior Veteran

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    wow I agree we as chrisitans should never judge...give freely coz that is what Christ did
    love unconditionally and give freely
     
  13. Lostbutfound!

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    Do it. Let God be the judge when they die. God tell us to love are enemies.
     
  14. RyanLeeParis

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    You should become a blooddoner. Your blood may not necessarily go to a group of people you like, but keep in mind that God created this world we're experiencing and those people are also God's children and have souls the same as you do. Blood keeps our bodies alive and God wants our bodies to live, otherwise our bodies would still be in the earth.
     
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    I believe that so as long as you have nothing wrong that would make your blood undesirable or any reason that you would be effected medically by donating blood, then by all means you should. It's a great way to help your fellow man, regardless of who receives the blood, we are all men and we should all be equally deserving of blood if need be. God has His plan for everyone in the world, and He will make sure that people are taken care of or not, according to His glorious plan, but I think giving blood is a great thing you can do to be helpful and save lives. That and the cookies afterward are awesome. :)
     
  16. Sketcher

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    That is no reason at all not to give blood. If your blood makes it to these people, think of it as part of God's plan to give them more time to repent. This is a good thing. This is a great thing.
     
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    Give the blood. I cannot give blood, I desperately wish I could.

    You are blessed, you can. Don't let fear of who it might go to hold you back.

    Give life, give blood. For all of us who can't, if nothing else.
     
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    I can't believe what I just heard. So you're saying that if an Atheist/Jew/Homosexual was laying on the side of the road bleeding to death, you would prefer to just walk on by?

    I doubt that's what Jesus would do. So...

    YES, give blood!! *facepalm*
     
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    TexasBluebonnet This world has nothing for me...

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    Oh my gosh! What is the matter with you? Are you like racist/homophobic or something? If I were in one of those groups and I heard that comment I would turn around and say I wouldn't want any of your blood. It's the Christian thing to help anyone who needs help no matter if they are of a differing race or sexual preference. If you have that kind of attitude then maybe you shouldn't donate blood. But I would venture to say that a Jew for example wouldn't think anything of helping a fellow human in need. I'm going to pray for you. You sound like you need it. No offense intended.
     
  20. dodolah

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    I fully agree with your point of view.
    However, be careful on the tone of your advice.
    I got a warning from the staff that even though the advice is biblical, apparently it's unethical to voice it with too much passions ;). Therefore, it might get edited.

    John the Baptist can get in a whole lotta trouble in this forum ^_^
     
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