Category: Blood Transfusions (page 1 of 2)

Watchtower Proof Texts Regarding Blood

I recommend that you try to keep the focus of the discussion on the changeability of Watchtower “truth” rather than on the substance of the teachings themselves. However, Witnesses may insist on making scriptural arguments in support of the current Watchtower ban on blood transfusions, so you need to be prepared to respond. (pp. 275-278) Continue reading

Specific Changes in Watchtower Health Issues Doctrines

Today, we will look at specific doctrinal changes the Watchtower has made over the years regarding three life and death health issues—vaccinations, organ transplants, and blood transfusions. Continue reading

Preparing the Life and Death Issues Approach

Key Scripture: “Nothing outside a man can make him ‘unclean’ by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him ‘unclean’.” (Mark 7:15).

The objective of The Life and Death Issues Approach is to show Jehovah’s Witnesses that the Watchtower is not Jehovah’s channel of communication (as it claims to be) as shown by the fact that it has made radical changes in its teachings regarding life and death health issues.  Continue reading

Watchtower Signature Issues

Chapter 15 sets out the Watchtower and Christian positions on nine doctrinal issues. The five approach chapters that follow it contain approaches for discussing them effectively with Jehovah’s Witnesses. 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

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