I'd like to start this out that I consider myself a christian fundamentalist who does not follow any particular doctrine other then that outlined in the bible and I do not align myself with any particular faction within the church (that is Alliance, Lutheran, Baptist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Seventh Day Adventist, Mormon (which is more of a cult really; since it follows an additional doctrine (and a false one, none the less; I won't rule out the possibility that other prophets have existed since Jesus' time) or otherwise). Also, that turned out to be a far longer opener then I had anticipated.
Now then, I'm here to challenge two of the points outlined in this thread, that is the rejection of blood transfusion as well as the non-existence of hell.
(1) Blood Transfusion
Your quote from the bible appears to be quite accurate; different translations will obviously have slight changes, but the overall message stays the same. My bible has it as Acts 15:20 "Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood." in reference to the gentiles. But that's beside the point. Let's look at it; why is he referring to abstaining from blood? There is no particular context surrounding the statement, however, abstinence from blood is previously mentioned in the Bible, specifically in Genesis 9:4 "But you must not eat meat that has it's lifeblood still in it".
That is a link to a website of bible references and quotes that also regard blood, including the one I just referenced. There are also several different bible versions available for your viewing pleasure. I think it is quite clear that this is not meant to be regarded as something against blood transfusion (which did not exist at the time) but rather against eating bloody meat, which could cause sickness due to the fact that if meat is bloody, it's probably raw or undercooked (although the symbolic position of it may very well be important as well, this is Gods law and as such I am in no position to hypothesise the reasoning behind it). I personally feel that to give blood to someone is to save their life, which may very well allow for their conversion to Christ in the future, which is quite important as I shall outline in my next point. By this I would rather donate blood and have someone receive it and potentially live to receive Christ later then to have them die not knowing Him based on scripture being taken out of context (I have serious doubts that those pieces of scripture were meant to dissuade those of us thousands of years in the future from donating blood).
(2) The Existence of Hell
There are many, many references to Hell in the bible, all of which refer to it as a physical place. To claim that current existence on Earth is Hell is rather ridiculous in my mind and allow me to explain why. First of all, God created Earth. Mankind has since fallen and there is the matter of The Curse, but nowhere in the bible does it claim that the result of The Curse or the falling has resulted in Earth ceasing to be Earth and instead becoming Hell. Second, the references in Hell refer to it as being someplace else. For example:
Matthew 5:22 "But I tell you anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgement. Again, anyone who says to his brother Raca (an Aramaic term for contempt) is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says "You fool!" will be in danger of the fires of hell."
Matthew 5:29 "If you right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body then to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell."
These passages can be taken both literally and figuratively; however either way they promote one to separate themselves from things that cause them to sin. But this is besides the point I'm trying to make, both of them refer to hell as being a different place. Then of course, we have the book of Revelation:
Revelation 14:9-11 "A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his mark on the forehead or on the hand, he, too, will drink of the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. He will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment rises for ever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or for anyone who receives the mark of his name."
This clearly shows that there is eternal punishment.
Revelation 21:14-15 "Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire."
This does not reference the current Hell, but is still important.
Additionally there is Luke 16:22-23 "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In hell, where he as in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side."
Although this is one of Jesus' parables, there are no grounds to say that He is not describing a possible, if not factual, situation. I am quite sure there are many other references to Hell that I have not placed here, but let's go with these for now. Basically, what we can understand from the passages is that:
A) Hell is a real physical place.
B) People currently in Hell await the final judgement in torment and separation from God.
C) Those who (at the end of the age) take the mark of the beast will be thrown not into temporary torment but eternal torment for their transgression.
D) All those who do not take the mark but are currently/will be in hell will enter the second death, which to me at least implies that they will cease to exist entirely.
I'm not claiming that God wants us to suffer permanently. He doesn't. God is perfectly merciful, perfectly loving and perfectly good. But He is also perfectly righteous and perfectly just. Everyone who has sinned (that is, everyone who has fallen short of the glory of God, which I will stress is EVERYONE) is deserving of death and Hell. But Father loved us so much that he sent us Jesus to pay for our sins in his flesh, that is, he sent a part of himself to suffer and die on the cross for us as a form of atonement, only to raise Jesus (Or Jesus perhaps raised himself? The bible says that death couldn't hold him--It's something of a grey area for me, at least) 3 days later. How could He do that and not love us? But those who don't accept Christ's free gift of life must have the punishment Christ paid for them merited out.
If I had to explain it more simply, it's like having a loan at the bank. You may be friends with the bank manager there who can and will cancel your Debt if you ask Him to, but that doesn't mean you can just ignore the problem and assume He'll take care of it for you without talking to Him about it. Of course God doesn't want us to suffer, your quote of Timothy is quite correct (1 Timothy 2:3-4 "This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth"). But just because God loves us doesn't mean he shouldn't judge us according to our sin. If we don't accept Christ's intervention on our behalf that pays the price for us, there is no salvation.
Done. Finally. That's like an hour (and now an addition 15-30 mins of editing typos and spacing and the like) of work. I hope I have significantly proved my point.