Archive for July, 2011

#052 It’s Still The Blood

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on July 15, 2011 by thatsinthebible

Why such an emphasis on the Blood in both the old and new testaments of the Bible? Why are many working to remove all references to the blood of Jesus Christ in the new (mis)translations of the Bible? What is it about the blood of Jesus Christ that made him different from any man that had been born before him? Why did Jesus Christ have to shed his blood on the cross at Calvary? Right-Click Here To Download


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Today we are going to look at the role that Blood plays in the Bible culminating with the Blood that Christ shed on the cross. It’s a funny thing about blood, some people are very squeamish about it and will faint at the sight of blood. I know of a nurse who gets very faint at the sight of a lot of blood. Needless to say she has a job where she does not encounter a lot usually.

In early American history bloodletting was used as a treatment for a variety of illnesses often to the death of the patient. It has been said that a contributing cause for the death of George Washington was due to bloodletting, or draining out much of his blood in an attempt to make him well. As recently as 1942, Sir William Osler’s highly regarded medical textbook advocated bloodletting as a treatment for acute pneumonia.

In heathen cultures it has been a practice to drink blood. The Mayan culture who recently seemed to have gained some notoriety with purported predictions based on the mayan calandar are said to have gone so far as to offer sacrifices which included the cutting out and the removal of a beating heart, while it is still beating and pumping blood. The drinking of blood isn’t confined to ancient pagen practices, the Roman Catholic church today would have you believe that in a ceremony called the Mass (not found in the Bible) the catholic priest has the power to change inert wine into the blood of Jesus Christ (a gross misinterpretation of the John Chapter 6) and then their followers are told they are drinking the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (a blatent contradiction of scriptures for the Bible is clear that you are forbidden to drink blood before the law Gen 9:4), during the law (Lev 17:14), and after the law (Acts 15:29). This is not to say that the Blood of Jesus Christ is not important, it certainly is as we will see today, which is why It’s also worth noting that all new mistranslations of the Bible such as the ASV, NIV and any other bible other than the King James Bible attack the blood reference to Jesus Christ. Sound far fetched?  Consider Colossians 1:14: the KJV reads, “In whom we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, even the forgiveness of sins:” The NIV reads, “In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” The NIV, NASV, RSV, NRSV and remove the words “THROUGH HIS BLOOD”.

Many of the new hymn books have followed suit in their “praise” emphasis and have also removed most if not all mention of the redeeming power of the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why? Not to offend?  Continue reading

#051 Me?! Forgive him?!!

Posted in That's In The Bible - Podcast on July 2, 2011 by thatsinthebible

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