Category: Watchtower Signature Issues (page 1 of 5)

The Watchtower Asserts Without Citing

Twisting Saying without Citing“Saying but not citing” is an error in which “a writer says that the Bible says such and such but does not cite the specific text (which often indicates that there may be no such text at all).”[1]    

The Watchtower commits this error frequently. This allows them to imply that they are just teaching what the Bible teaches, when in fact the Bible provides little or no support for their teaching.

Here are four examples from Watchtower literature: Continue reading

The Watchtower’s Twisted Translation Regarding “Jehovah”

Twisting Translation JehovahAs I noted in the previous post, “twisted translation” can be defined as follows: “The biblical text is retranslated, not in accordance with sound Greek scholarship, to fit the preconceived teachings of a cult.”[1]

Last time, I looked at two of its mistranslations with regard to the identity of Jesus.

Today, I’m going to look at the fact that the Watchtower has inserted the name “Jehovah” into the New World Translation of the New Testament 237 times, despite the fact that the Tetragrammaton (YHWH) does not appear in any existing Greek New Testament manuscript. Continue reading

The Watchtower’s Twisted Translation Regarding Jesus

Twisting Translation Jesus“Twisted translation” can be defined as follows: “The biblical text is retranslated, not in accordance with sound Greek scholarship, to fit the preconceived teachings of a cult.”[1]    

The Watchtower publishes its own version of the Bible, calling it “New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures.” Jehovah’s Witnesses consider it to be the best translation of the Bible available. It is the only one they will really trust.

Unfortunately, key passages have been mistranslated in order to support Watchtower theology. Continue reading

Challenging Watchtower Reliability Regarding Blood

Blood 2In last week’s post, I suggested a number of soundbite replies you might use in order to challenge the Watchtower’s ban on blood transfusions on scriptural grounds.

There’s another approach you can take, and that is to focus on the fact that the Watchtower has made significant changes in its teaching regarding blood. Continue reading

Discussing Blood Transfusions

Blood TransfusionJehovah’s Witnesses are predictable in the points they make in support of the Watchtower’s ban on blood transfusions.

Let’s look at what they will tell you and come up with good soundbite responses. Continue reading

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