Tag: Mark 7:15

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

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

Dealing with Specific “Commandments”

Bible teach Ch 12

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“Bible Teach,” Chapter 12, paragraph 17 (p. 121) emphasizes the importance of obeying Jehovah’s commandments. Paragraph 18 (p.121) refers you to a box entitled “Shun What Jehovah Hates” (p. 122). The list includes the following:

  • Spiritism
  • Participation in wars or political controversies of this world
  • Misuse of blood
  • Use of tobacco or so-called recreational drugs

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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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