In Leviticus 17:14 we read that “the life of all flesh is the blood thereof.”
While the majority of animals contain blood, there are a few creatures that don’t. The Sea Sponge would be a good example. However, the passage in Leviticus speaks of the life of FLESH. The sponge is an aquatic life form, containing no flesh. It’s interesting to note that while optical effects cause our blood vessels to appear blue when seen through lightly pigmented skin, blood is typically red throughout the animal world, and it’s always red in humans.
But does the Bible know best? Is the life of flesh really the blood? Let’s take a look at a rather recent example.
Bloodletting was practiced all the way back in ancient Greece and was common practice as recently as colonial times.
The average adult body contains only around 160 or 170 ounces of blood, yet it’s estimated that over 125 ounces of blood was let from George Washington in the hours just before his death.
When we run out of blood, we run out of life! What might seem obvious now was looked at much differently less than 200 years ago. But the Bible knows best, and the key to healthy life was spelled out for us, thousands of years ago, in the inspired book of Leviticus.
A Supercomputer Formed Every 4 Seconds?!
Psalms 139:14 says: “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
Does the Bible know best?
It is interesting to note that the most complex computer ever designed was built in only nine months. That’s right, I’m talking about the human brain. Over 100 billion neurons communicating with about 100 trillion cells in our bodies. THAT’S MUCH MORE SOPHISTICATED THAN THE ENTIRE WORLD WIDE WEB.
In an age when we rely on digital devices for so much help, it’s easy to overlook the astounding brain-power that we, as humans have. A device that is always with you that can not only solve problems, but can use logic, reasoning, creativity, and inherent instinct…
A supercomputer! And there’s a new one being formed every 4 seconds.
But the truth is, it takes intelligence to create technology like computers, satellites, skyscrapers, and moon rockets. And none of those are nearly as sophisticated as the design we find in each human being… for instance, in you. Why is it so easy for us to recognize that a space probe is carefully designed, yet so hard for some to admit that it takes a Designer (the God of the Bible) to make a creation as magnificent as the human brain?
I’m David Rives,
Truly, the Heavens Declare the Glory of God!
The Human Body: Poorly Designed or Perfectly Crafted? | David Rives & Dr. Jerry Bergman | Wonders Without Number Video
Are some of our biological systems designed with flaws? Are the knee, the retina, or the pharynx poorly designed? Get answers in The Human Body Video.
The Human Body: Poorly Designed or Perfectly Crafted?
Are our bodies perfectly designed? Are some of our biological systems designed with flaws? Are the knee, the retina, or the pharynx poorly designed? Get answers in The Human Body Video. Some would point to these features as evidence for evolution, but a careful examination might actually indicate just the opposite. Dr. Bergman holds 9 degrees, including a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. With over 1,000 publications to his name, including over 20 books, his work has been translated into 13 languages.
“[Cells in the retina] serve as light tubes. So literally like a light tube it picks up light and carries it through the system.” – Dr. Jerry Bergman –
“The knee works really, really well considering the abuse it goes through. It is the most complex joint in the body.” – Dr. Jerry Bergman –