Bloodguilt is a sin that is not always obvious.

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What is Bloodguilt?
At times the Hebrew word for “blood” (dam; plural, da·mim′) refers to guilt incurred by the shedding of innocent blood and is thus rendered “bloodguilt
This is a very complex one, for example If an Israelite killed a thief at the wrong time they could be bloodguilty.
(Exodus 22:2, 3) 2(“If a thief is found in the act of breaking in and he gets struck and dies, there is no bloodguilt for him. 3But if it happens after sunrise, there is bloodguilt for him.)
If we have an animal that poses a danger to others and we do not properly take care of the problem we could be bloodguilty.
(Exodus 21:28, 29) . 29But if a bull was in the habit of goring and its owner had been warned but he would not keep it under guard and it killed a man or a woman, the bull is to be stoned and its owner is also to be put to death.
If we do not warn those who do wicked things about their errors we could be bloodguilty.
If we do not warn others of what God requires of us we could be blood guilty.
(Ezekiel 3:17-21) 17“Son of man, I have appointed you as a watchman to the house of Israel; and when you hear a word from my mouth, you must warn them from me. 18When I say to someone wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ but you do not warn him, and you fail to speak in order to warn the wicked one to turn from his wicked course so that he may stay alive, he will die for his error because he is wicked, but I will ask his blood back from you. 19But if you warn someone wicked and he does not turn back from his wickedness and from his wicked course, he will die for his error, but you will certainly save your own life. 20But when someone righteous abandons his righteousness and does what is wrong, I will put a stumbling block before him and he will die. If you did not warn him, he will die for his sin and his righteous acts will not be remembered, but I will ask his blood back from you. 21But if you have warned the righteous one not to sin, and he does not sin, he will surely keep alive because he was warned, and you will have saved your own life..
If someone does not heed the warnings of danger they could be bloodguilty.
(Ezekiel 33:3-5) .. 4If someone hears the sound of the horn but does not heed the warning and a sword comes and takes his life, his blood will be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the horn, but he did not heed the warning. His blood will be upon himself. If he had heeded the warning, his life would have been saved.
Once someone has been warned their blood is not on your hands but on their own.
(Acts 18:5, 6) 5When, now, both Silas and Timothy came down from Mac·e·do′ni·a, Paul began to be intensely occupied with the word, witnessing to the Jews to prove that Jesus is the Christ. 6But after they kept on opposing him and speaking abusively, he shook out his garments and said to them: “Let your blood be on your own heads. I am clean.
Saul had been saved from bloodguilt by not killing David but later became bloodguilty when he killed the Gibeonites. The Israelites took an oath saying they would not kill the Gibeonites, violating that oath made Saul bloodguilty.
Harming others deliberately can bring blood guilt.
(1 Samuel 19:4-6) 4So Jon′a·than spoke well of David to his father Saul. He said to him: “The king should not sin against his servant David, for he has not sinned against you and what he has done for you has benefited you. 5He risked his life to strike down the Phi·lis′tine, so that Jehovah brought about a great victory for all Israel. You saw it, and you were overjoyed. So why should you sin against innocent blood in having David put to death for no reason?” 6 Saul listened to Jon′a·than, and Saul swore: “As surely as Jehovah is living, he will not be put to death.”
(2 Samuel 21:1, 2) 21 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three consecutive years, so David consulted Jehovah, and Jehovah said: “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gib′e·on·ites to death.” 2So the king called the Gib′e·on·ites and spoke to them. (Incidentally, the Gib′e·on·ites were not Israelites but Am′or·ites who remained, and the Israelites had sworn to spare them.
Abigial saved David from being bloodguilty when out of anger he almost shed someones blood.
(1 Samuel 25:23-26) 23When Ab′i·gail caught sight of David, she hurried down off the donkey and threw herself facedown before David, bowing to the ground. 24She then fell at his feet and said: “My lord, let the blame be on me; let your servant girl speak to you, and listen to the words of your servant girl. 25Please, do not let my lord pay attention to this worthless Na′bal, for he is just like his name. Na′bal is his name, and senselessness is with him. But I, your servant girl, did not see my lord’s young men whom you sent. 26And now, my lord, as surely as Jehovah is living and as you are living, it is Jehovah who has held you back from incurring bloodguilt and from taking revenge with your own hand. May your enemies and those seeking injury to my lord become like Na′bal.
Why would God feel so strongly about the shedding of innocent blood? Remember we were created in God’s image so to deliberately endanger ourselves or another to the point it cost their life shows that we do not love God because we have been created in his image.
If we are blood guilty God holds us responsible.
(Genesis 9:5, 6) 6Anyone shedding man’s blood, by man will his own blood be shed, for in God’s image He made man.
The religious leaders in Jesus time were blood guilty because of their false teachings. So if we mislead someone and cause them to miss the mark we are blood guilty.
(Matthew 23:33-36) 33“Serpents, offspring of vipers, how will you flee from the judgment of Ge·hen′na? 34For this reason, I am sending to you prophets and wise men and public instructors. Some of them you will kill and execute on stakes, and some of them you will scourge in your synagogues and persecute from city to city, 35so that there may come upon you all the righteous blood spilled on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zech·a·ri′ah son of Bar·a·chi′ah, whom you murdered between the sanctuary and the altar. 36Truly I say to you, all these things will come upon this generation.
Modern day false religion will be held accountable for their false teachings. So always make sure what we are teaching is in agreement with what Jesus and the apostles taught.
(Revelation 18:24) 24Yes, in her was found the blood of prophets and of holy ones and of all those who have been slaughtered on the earth.”
If we know that there is a condition that exist that could cost someone their life we could be bloodguilty if we do not take care of it.
If we do not properly maintain our home and things become unsafe and we knowingly neglect those things, we could be blood guilty if someone gets hurt.
(Deuteronomy 22:8) 8“If you build a new house, you must also make a parapet for your roof, so that you may not bring bloodguilt on your house because of someone falling from it.
So if we do not want to incur bloodguilt we should tell others about Jehovah and what he requires. We should also warn others of dangers that lay ahead. We should pray to God to help us so we do not become bloodguilty because it is a very serious matter.
(Psalm 51:13-15) 13I will teach transgressors your ways, So that sinners will return to you. 14Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God of my salvation, So that my tongue may joyfully declare your righteousness. 15O Jehovah, open my lips,.
We would not want to live recklessly and become blinded to the dangers in front of us.
(Proverbs 24:7-12) 7True wisdom is unattainable for a fool; He has nothing to say in the city gate. 8Anyone who plots evil Will be called a master schemer. 9Foolish schemes are sinful, And people detest a ridiculer. 10If you become discouraged in the day of distress, Your strength will be meager. 1Rescue those who are being taken away to death, And hold back those staggering to the slaughter. 12If you say, “But we did not know about this,” Does not the One who examines hearts discern it? Yes, the One who watches you will know And will repay each man according to his activity.
We need to let God’s word guide us so we do not become bloodguilty.
(Proverbs 21:2-5) 2All of a man’s ways seem right to him, But Jehovah examines the hearts. 3To do what is right and just Is more pleasing to Jehovah than a sacrifice. 4Haughty eyes and an arrogant heart —The lamp that guides the wicked is sin. 5The plans of the diligent surely lead to success.
If we learn to let love guide us hopefully we will not incur bloodguilt.
(1 John 5:1-4) 5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born from God, and everyone who loves the one who caused to be born loves him who has been born from that one. 2By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and carry out his commandments. 3For this is what the love of God means, that we observe his commandments; and yet his commandments are not burdensome, 4because everyone who has been born from God conquers the world. And this is the conquest that has conquered the world, our faith.
If we believe someone is bloodguilty we must not make false accusations but we must have solid proof that they are bloodguilty.
(Matthew 18:15-17) 15“Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go and reveal his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, so that on the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector.
For example if someone was in a car accident and killed someone, we should not assume that they were drinking or acting reckless. We always have to have clear evidence and trust worthy witnesses.
(Matthew 18:15-17) 15“Moreover, if your brother commits a sin, go and reveal his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take along with you one or two more, so that on the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. 17If he does not listen to them, speak to the congregation. If he does not listen even to the congregation, let him be to you just as a man of the nations and as a tax collector.
(1 Timothy 5:19-21) 19Do not accept an accusation against an older man except on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 20Reprove before all onlookers those who practice sin, as a warning to the rest. 21I solemnly charge you before God and Christ Jesus and the chosen angels to observe these instructions without any prejudice or partiality..
So it has become clear disobedience to Jehovah, not warning others of dangers or not taking preventive actions to preserve life we can incur bloodguilt. So if we deliberately endanger ourselves or others we can incur bloodguilt. Over indulging in things that could have a negative impact on ourselves could incur bloodguilt. Smoking or doing other things that could cost our lives or someone else’s could incur bloodguilt. So we will be viewed the same as someone who murdered another.
(1 Corinthians 6:19, 20) 19Do you not know that your body is the temple of the holy spirit within you, which you have from God? Also, you do not belong to yourselves, 20for you were bought with a price. By all means, glorify God in your body.
We all have short comings so we should not judge others if we feel they are doing things that could incur bloodguilt. We should make sure of more important things first like building each other up spiritually and not get overly consumed in personal things it is between them and Jehovah if they are aware of the dangers.
(Colossians 2:16-19) 16Therefore, do not let anyone judge you about what you eat and drink or about the observance of a festival or of the new moon or of a sabbath. 17Those things are a shadow of the things to come, but the reality belongs to the Christ. 18Let no man deprive you of the prize who takes delight in a false humility and a form of worship of the angels, “taking his stand on” the things he has seen. He is actually puffed up without proper cause by his fleshly frame of mind, 19and he is not holding fast to the head, to the one through whom the whole body is supplied and harmoniously joined together by means of its joints and ligaments and made to grow with the growth that is from God.
Now the dilemma comes up what if the laws of the land that Jehovah requires us to follow could incur bloodguilt. In that situation what would we do. We have to remember Jehovah’s laws are above mans so we always obey him first.
(Romans 13:1-4) 13 Let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. 2Therefore, whoever opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will bring judgment against themselves. 3For those rulers are an object of fear, not to the good deed, but to the bad. Do you want to be free of fear of the authority? Keep doing good, and you will have praise from it; 4for it is God’s minister to you for your good. But if you are doing what is bad, be in fear, for it is not without purpose that it bears the sword. It is God’s
minister, an avenger to express wrath against the one practicing what is bad.
(Acts 5:29) 29In answer Peter and the other apostles said: “We must obey God as ruler rather than men.
So whether it is entertainment, eating, socializing we need to let God’s word guide us so we can show God’s glory.
(1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1) 31Therefore, whether you are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory. 32Keep from becoming causes for stumbling to Jews as well as Greeks and to the congregation of God, 33just as I am trying to please all people in all things, not seeking my own advantage, but that of the many, so that they may be saved. 11 Become imitators of me, just as I am of Christ.

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