When some look up ethics and birth control they may hope to find the answer or justification either for or against the use of birth control. At the time of this posting, I am not yet prepared to delve very deeply into that question.
Thoughts for this post developed from a challenge presented to me. My posts on IVF imply that I believe IVF should generally not be recommended. At this point, I have not developed the same general position against birth contol.… Read the rest
The Blood of the Living – The Blood of the Dead.
If we accept that it is wrong to kill a person to harvest organs, then a person must be considered dead for organ harvesting to proceed. But, for organs to be useful blood must be circulating through the organs pretty well right up until organ harvesting begins.
In the Bible there is a distinction between the blood of someone who is alive and the blood of a dead man. Revelation 16:3 reads,
And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man (Revelation 16:3a, NKJV)
In this verse, the Bible compares something to “the blood of a dead man.” The fact that the Bible makes this comparison indicates that there is something distinct about the blood of a dead man. … Read the rest