Let's take this a step further. How do you like your steaks cooked? Medium rare / rare. You know there's a warning on the menu for a reason right? It's not there because the Bible says to avoid blood, but it does support the fact that the Bible, New Testament to be exact, says to avoid blood.

If you back up to the beginning of Acts 15, you see there's a debate on whether or not gentiles will be required to undergo circumcision. As a conclusion, James says:

Acts 15:20-21 (NKJV) but that we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from things strangled, and from blood. 21 For Moses has had throughout many generations those who preach him in every city, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath."

Why did James and the disciples decide to write only on these four subjects? Think about it. There are so many instructions in the New Testament; and, James, the book of James, is so full of things to do and avoid that it's a thorn in the side of the hyper-grace movement. Why did they choose only these four subjects?

Again, slow down and notice deliberate speech. Verse 21 says that Moses, being the first five books of the Bible as we know it, was preached to the gentiles through many generations. James and the other apostles were addressing what needed to be addressed. Just as in each letter we have in the New Testament, they were not writing a full list of how to act but rather addressing only what needed to be addressed.

Part 8 - Handwriting of Ordinances