- Why is blood important to God?
- What God says about blood?
- What does the Bible say about blood being sacred?
- Does the Bible say the soul is in the blood?
For as the ancient Israelites knew, when our blood is gone, so is our life. And so, blood is the premier biblical symbol of life. Half the blood given to God in sacrifice, half the blood sprinkled upon the people: thus, God and God’s people shared the blood, shared the life of the covenant forever.
Leviticus 17:14 – “For it is the life of all flesh, the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.”
Genesis 9:4 – But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Leviticus 17:11 – “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”
No. The Bible teaches that the soul is immaterial. When the body dies the soul and spirit go elsewhere. The soul is the immaterial essence of the individuate self.