Are Christians Forbidden to Consume Blood?

By Jimmy Akin |
A common objection to the Catholic faith is the idea that the Bible forbids the drinking of blood, yet Catholics claim to drink the blood of Christ in the Eucharist.

It's true that the Old Testament forbids consuming blood, but… (0)

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  1. Yes, Leviticus says that we are NOT to comsume blood, because the life of the creature is in the blood. It is amazing how many pagan cultures drink blood when they kill an animal for food, or they think that it’s a waste to not drink it. But the Bible says to “pour it on the ground like water.” In other words, God wants it wasted.

    As for communion, you don’t drink literal blood that came out of some living creature. You drink wine or grape juice that symbolizes the blood of Christ. There’s a huge difference.
    If you’ve drinken blood, you need to repent. God will forgive you.

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