Sin Meter and Isaiah 1:18 – Just For Mormons
Droppi Veripalvelu Oy (Droppi Blood Service Inc. in English) created Syntimittari.fi (sin meter) in the beginning of 2013. The website is based on a new interpretation of the Bible on Isaiah 1:18. It says: “Come, now, you people, and let us set matters straight between us,” says Jehovah. “Though the sins of you people should prove to be as scarlet, they will be made white just like snow; though they should be red like crimson cloth, they will become even like wool.”
Traditionally Isaiah 1:18 has been interpreted as God’s promise to take away the sins of the people by cleaning them white. This idea stems from the next verse in Isaiah 1:19 which states: “If you people show willingness and do listen, the good of the land you will eat.” However, it does not explain why God promises to destroy the people in Isaiah 1:20 if the sins have already been washed away: “But if you people refuse and are actually rebellious, with a sword you will be eaten up; for the very mouth of Jehovah has spoken.” Also there are major difficulties in explaining what these scarlet or crimson colored sins of Isaiah 1:18 are and how they differ from other colors of sin.
Syntimittari.fi reverses the traditional interpretation of Isaiah 1:18 and explains why sins should prove to be as scarlet or crimson. Syntimittari.fi has resulted from dry blood research. A finger-tip dry blood sample tells how healthy a person is based on the color of the blood. If blood is red colored then the person has a good health state. However, if the person’s blood is white, then he is hospitalized and most likely will die soon. At that time the erythrocyte sedimentation rate will be high and therefore erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a measure of sin. Now it becomes clear that sins should prove to be as scarlet or crimson, because that is the normal state of the blood. And if the person is sinful, then the blood becomes white at some point of his life realizing Isaiah 1:18. At that point there are two options. Either the person will stop doing sin and somehow manage to get the blood back to normal red color and live (Isaiah 1:19) or otherwise death occurs (Isaiah 1:20). This is illustrated in the following figure showing the blood purity data of a dead person.
When blood purity is over 50% the person’s blood is mostly red colored and when blood purity is below 50% the person’s blood is mostly white.
Consequences of the new interpretation are significant. For example Mormon prophets and apostles preach and pray to get their sins whitened (Former Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley in I Am Clean 2007/4, Second Counselor in the First Presidency Dieter F. Uchtdorf in A Matter of a Few Degrees 2008/4, Prophet Thomas S. Monson in May You Have Courage 2009/4, in Preparation Brings Blessings 2010/4, in The Tree Rs of Choice 2010/10, in Priesthood Power 2011/4 and in Dare to Stand Alone 2011/10, Apostle Quentin L. Cook in Can Ye Feel So Now? 2012/10 and Apostle Boyd K. Packer in Atonement 2012/10). Thus they preach and pray to get hospitalized and if they are not ready to give up their sins according to Isaiah 1:20 they will soon die when their blood gets white. It would be important that prophets who control a large group of people and direct their future would understand thoroughly what book of Isaiah actually tells about sins to avoid being false prophets.
To measure your blood purity you may find the nearest dry blood scanner by visiting dropperist.com.
Common Errors Understanding Sin
We have collected here some common statement errors made by church leaders to explain more about sin meter:
President Boyd K. Packer “The Key to Spiritual Protection” http://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/the-key-to-spiritual-protection?lang=eng:
“Repentance is individual, and so is forgiveness. The Lord requires only that one turn from their sin, and “[He] will forgive their iniquity, and … remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah 31:34) As the repentance process is completed, you will come to understand the meaning of Isaiah’s promise about the Atonement: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)
Boyd K. Packer makes a classical error here presuming that it would be preferred that sins would turn white and also that after the repentance process sins would still be white. In reality when repentance and healing process is over, the sins have turned back to red i.e. the blood is again in pure state and red-colored at the end. But during the healing process the blood will be white and therefore temporarily sins will be white. The most preferred situation would be that a person is sinless such that his/her blood and sins would not become white. White blood means that the body is in an inflammation state, Inflammation i.e. “in flames” means that the person is burning or according to Bible terms goes through fire (1 Corinthians 3:15). Other words describing this process is high sedimentation rate in medicine or earthly purgatory in some Christian churches.
President Boyd K. Packer “The Atonement” http://www.lds.org/liahona/2012/11/the-atonement.p6?lang=eng:
That is the promise of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Atonement: to take anyone who comes, anyone who will join, and put them through an experience so that at the end of their life, they can go through the veil having repented of their sins and having been washed clean through the blood of Christ. (Revelation 1:5)
Boyd K. Packer shows here his ignorance on the physiology of sin by supposing that the consequences of sin come to be judged at the end of our lives. That is definitely not the promise of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We will suffer from our sins during our lifetime and therefore most of us die in sin because physiological death is a result of sin (James 1:14-15). Physiological death means that the regenerative process from blood to human cells has slowed down and thus we age or develop diseases. But those who complete their repentance through inflammation have restored their blood from white back to red and therefore can continue on living. (Ezekiel 18:28, Revelation 7:14) They also remain biologically regenerative. Also people who have committed no sin can continue on living and avoid going through the repentance process of red blood -> white blood -> red blood. These people however is likely to be rarein today’s world.
Lamentations 2:14 “The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The prophecies they gave you were false and misleading.”