Where’s The Text?

In the last post, I listed 10 reasons why I reject the error that the blood that filled the veins of Jesus was not human blood but was divine blood. I now want to look at those things individually.

I understand that I should not give any attention to this error or give it any space because it has zero support Scripturally and theology not found in Scripture does not warrant one second of our attention. But there are some who have been taught this error and find it difficult to distance themselves from it. That difficulty is not because they have scriptural argument but because they are traditionally enslaved.

The most surprising thing I encountered when I researched this error is that there is absolutely no effort to appeal to Scripture to prove these propositions. Of course, this is understandable because there is no Biblical text to support this error. I don’t mean that scripture is not offered, but the scripture offered has nothing to do with the discussion. For example, one quote to me was “The life of the flesh is in the blood.” Yes it is. If you lose enough blood your flesh will die. But what does that have to do with whether the blood of Christ was divine or human? The Bible also says “A sound heart is the life of the flesh.” Proverbs 13:20

When doing doctrinal work with an absence of Biblical support you are left with twisting scripture or proceeding on presumption. Doctrinal beliefs are to be made from Biblical texts not man’s assumptions. Errors and heresies begin and grow that way. The only way these errors can find traction is if the listener blindly accepts the teaching without thought. And that is what has happened. Many who pride themselves on their Biblical knowledge and mock those who ignorantly, without evidence, believe certain things find themselves guilty of the very same thing.

This one fact, no scriptural evidence, should end the argument, but it doesn’t. Supporters of this error bring other suppositions and even bad biology into the argument without knowing how heretical a denial of Christ’s full humanity and Deity truly is. I will examine their other arguments in future posts.