Relationships: Reasons You Must Never Consider a Blood Oath

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Have you ever been in a position where you need to prove your love to someone by having a blood oath with him or her? Maybe like me, you have only seen this in the movies. No matter how much I think about it, it doesn’t make sense, but one thing is sure though, it made a lot of sense to many people, hence, it is a practice.

I was scrolling down on my Facebook timeline some weeks ago when I saw a question posted by a seemingly distressed lady. According to her, she did a blood oath with her lover but now that things have gone south, she was worried the oath may affect her life.

Why Do People Go Into Blood Oath in a Relationship?

There are many reasons we could come up with, but the first on the list is insecurity. Why will promises and words not be enough to prove one’s love, affection and commitment? Why must you go the extra mile o do a blood oath or covenant with anyone?

The man asking for a blood oath merely wants an assurance. He wants to be sure the woman will be there no matter what. In some cases, he doesn’t believe in himself enough or at all, he doesn’t believe he is good enough for her to begin with. So to protect his interest and give him some peace of mind, he wants to tie her down with something heavy, hence, a blood oath. The same goes for the other gender too.

Why You Must Not Do a Blood Oath

1.. Blood covenant is the greatest form of covenant. Words can fail, promises can be easily broken, but with blood covenant, you are tying your very life to another person’s. “For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one’s life” Leviticus 17:11. The life of every living creature is in the blood, either man or animal. This is the reason it is only through blood that atonement can be made. When you enter a blood covenant with someone, you are doing what even you don’t understand; you are doing something that may hunt you for the rest of your life.

2. Ever heard the saying, ‘no one knows tomorrow?’ The sweet and loving relationship you have today may crash tomorrow. Why put your entire life into something that is not sure? What happens when the sweet love turns sour and the relationship ends? What will you do then? Some may ask, can you do this with someone you are married to? The question will be, you have been joined in holy matrimony, what more do you want?

What Should You Do?

It is better not to do it at all, but if you have gotten into a blood covenant with someone, you need Jesus. You need to realize that the covenant obtained through the blood of Jesus is greater than any other forms of the covenant.

Like other covenants not founded in Christ, blood oaths too are wrong and can be broken by the greater covenant in Christ. The question is, are you his? If yes, you need to take your place as a new creature in Christ. Old things have passed away and all things are now new.

Of course, the devil will try to haunt you with your past mistake. He will wage war against you and this war will take place in your mind so, you need to constantly renew your mind with the word of God.


If you need to exchange blood to keep a relationship, then such a relationship is not worth keeping to begin with. Relationships should be built on love, trust and commitment, if these are not present, nothing, not even a blood covenant can make it happen.



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