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Deadly Theology by Barbara J Anderson (2011)

From:  http://watchtowerdocuments.org/deadly-theology/ Of all of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ peculiar ideology that attracts the most attention is their controversial and inconsistent prohibition of transfusions of a red biological fluid—blood—donated by caring people to...

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood, Part 5

In the first three articles of this series we consider the historical, secular and scientific aspects behind the No Blood doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses. In the fourth article, we analyzed the first bible text which Jehovah's Witnesses are using to support their No...

The JW No Blood Doctrine – A Scriptural Analysis

Are blood transfusions really prohibited by God’s Word the Bible? This thorough Scriptural analysis of the “No Blood” directive/doctrine of Jehovah’s Witnesses will give you the means to accurately answer that question.

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood – Part 4

We have thus considered the historical, secular and scientific aspects of the No Blood doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses. We continue with the final segments which address the biblical perspective. In this article we carefully examine the first of the three pivotal...

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood – Part 3

Blood As Blood or Blood As Food? The majority in the JW community surmise that the No Blood doctrine is a biblical teaching, yet few comprehend what holding this position requires. To hold that the doctrine is biblical requires us to accept the premise that a...

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood – Part 2

Defending the Indefensible In the years between 1945-1961, there were many new discoveries and breakthroughs in medical science. In 1954, the first successful kidney transplant was performed. The potential benefits for society using therapies involving transfusions...

Jehovah’s Witnesses And Blood – Part 1

The Premise - Fact or Myth? This is the first in a series of five articles I have prepared that relate to the No Blood doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses. Let me first say that I have been an active Jehovah's Witness my entire life. For the majority of my years, I was a...

Blood – "Sanctity of Life" or "Ownership of Life"?

Introduction This is the third in a series of articles. In order to make sense of what is written here you should first read my original article on the “no blood” doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses, and Meleti's response. The reader should note that the subject of...

"No Blood" — An Apology

A comment was made under my recent post about our “No Blood” doctrine.  It made me realize how easy it is to offend others unwittingly by appearing to minimize their pain.  Such was not my intention.  However, it has caused me to look deeper into things, particularly...

"No Blood" – An Alternate Premise

The disclaimer at the start of Apollos’ excellent treatise on our “No Blood” doctrine states that I do not share his views on the subject.  In fact, I do, with one exception. When we first began discussing this doctrine between us around the beginning of this year,...

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