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Six Supposed Features of the True Religion

Bible teach Ch 15

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“Bible Teach,” Chapter 15, paragraph 5 (p. 146) says there are six features that identify those who practice “the true religion,” so let’s look at each of them in turn. Continue reading

The Focus—Jesus or Us and Our Works?

Bible teach Ch 15

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You may recall that in an earlier post, I wrote, “Watchtower study books repeat a number of points in the various chapters, so you may also have to repeat some points in various contexts or during several different sessions in order to get across your thoughts to the Witnesses. That’s fine, but don’t alienate them by beating a dead horse.”

That advice is especially applicable to this chapter.

Chapter 15—“Worship That God Approves”—doesn’t contain any new doctrinal teachings. Instead, it brings together things the book has already taught in an effort to convince you that the Watchtower religion is the only true religion and that you should join it.

So as you go through the chapter with the Witnesses, you’ll need to consider which points you have adequately challenged in your earlier discussions and which require reinforcement. Continue reading

The Watchtower and Child Predators

Bible teach Ch 14

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Paragraph 15 (p. 140) of Chapter 14 of “Bible Teach” states, “As this world becomes ever more wicked, children need parents who will protect them from people who seek to harm them, such as sexual predators.”

Here, you have a choice to make. You can either let that statement pass or you can engage the Witnesses on a very explosive subject. Continue reading

What Makes Us Precious to God?

Bible teach Ch 14

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In contrast to earlier chapters which dealt with the identity of Jesus, the Watchtower’s “sovereignty challenge” view of life, and the like, Chapter 14—“How to Make Your Family Life Happy—isn’t heavy on doctrine.

Accordingly, my primary goal is to get the Witnesses to think outside the Watchtower box. Continue reading

The Blood Transfusion Ban

Bible teach Ch 13

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Under the heading, “Showing Respect for Blood,” paragraphs 10-16 (pp. 128-131) of “Bible Teach,” Chapter 13, set out the Watchtower’s scriptural arguments in support of its ban on blood transfusions.

This is the point at which I recommend that you use The Life and Death Issues Approach from my book, Getting Through to Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways.

That approach deals with this subject in two ways. Continue reading

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