Friday, January 1, 2010
Should Christians Eat Red Meat Since it May Contain a Trace of Blood?
But God commanded that before eating the flesh of an animal, his people were to pour out its blood on the ground and cover it with dust, being careful not to eat the blood, on pain of death. (Deut. 12:23-25; Lev. 7:27)
So when someone carefully takes the strict precautions that God outlined by making sure that an animal is properly bled before consumption, they wouldn't be breaking God's command of eating blood. Since God Himself has issued these directions, obviously, if properly done, God does not have a problem with eating the meat from "every animal".
People can rest assured that nearly all blood is removed from meat during slaughter, which is why you don’t see blood in raw “white meat”; only an extremely small amount of blood remains within the muscle tissue when you get it from the store. (Also see: The Red Juice in Raw Meat is Not Blood (todayifoundit.com)
For more, see:
Blood—Vital For Life / BLOOD AND TRUE CHRISTIANS (JW.ORG)
Showing Respect for Blood (bh chap. 13 pp. 125-133; Watchtower Online Library)
Meat - Links to Information (Search For Bible Truths)