Because this command went as far back as Noah, Andrew Fuller, viewed as "perhaps the most eminent and influential of Baptist theologians," wrote:
How Important is it to "Abstain From Blood"?
A close examination of the wording used at Acts 15:28, 29 shows how important it is for Christians to "abstain from blood":
The wording of the Scriptures here does not indicate that this is a relatively unimportant commandment. It says it is "ESSENTIAL".