Regarding the actual eating of blood: Can anything that goes into
the mouth of a Christian defile him? Ro.14:14 (???)
that there is no one around with a weak conscience, should Christians
ask questions of conscience about meat served in the home of a pagan
idol worshiper who is known to eat things strangled? I Cor.10:27
Why do you think Jews could eat animals found dead in their fields
(unbled) with relative impunity. They would merely have to wash their
clothes and be unclean until evening.
Leviticus 11:38,39 - "If
an animal that you are allowed to eat dies, anyone who touches its
carcass will be unclean till evening. Anyone who eats some of its
carcass must wash their clothes, and they will be unclean till
evening. Anyone who picks up the carcass must wash their clothes, and
they will be unclean till evening."
It took JWs over 70 years (right up to 1945) to find rules
restricting blood use when they are so obvious to JWs now. It's
interesting that Jesus appointed the F&DS in 1919 when JWs were
still being encouraged to work for the Red Cross as alternative
service and give and receive transfusions when necessary?