new_world_translationFor Jehovah’s Witnesses the Biblical perspective should be of primary importance. Just how compelling of a case can be presented for a scriptural injunction regarding the use of blood transfusions or the transfusion of the few remaining blood components currently forbidden by the Watchtower Society?

The word “blood” occurs 463 times in the Bible. It is not practical nor necessary for us to review every verse where this word occurs. We will instead focus attention on those texts that have been used in support of the doctrine, as well as a few other verses that appear relevant. We will attempt to be brief and focus attention on key points. We have by no means endeavored to be exhaustive.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Really Abstain From Blood?
This document can be reviewed in about five minutes and outlines some of the main points that need to be considered.

New Light on Blood
This treatise runs about six pages, covers most of the scriptural arguments, and takes 10 to 15 minutes to read.

For those interested in more in-depth scriptural analysis, we provide the following research works for your consideration. These will address the scriptural arguments regarding blood in great detail. You are invited to critically examine these works and draw your own conclusions.

Genesis 9 and the Eternal Covenant

Blood and the Mosaic Law

Acts 15 and the Apostolic Decree

Jan. 27, 1997 Letter to Dan Sydlik

The following letter was sent to a member of the governing body in 1997 prior to the publishing of any information by AJWRB in the hope that it could be avoided. There was no response and the web site "New Light on Blood" came online the following month. January 27,...

Outrageous Omission – Blood

The following article is republished from the Blog of Marvin Shilmer and demonstrates that the Watchtower Society (WTS) is continuing to quietly back down from their once firm position on the use of blood. Sadly, individual Jehovah's Witnesses are usually the last to...

Child Sacrifice and Jehovah’s Witnesses

Jehovah's Witness parents and their minor children are under tremendous pressure to support the Watchtower Society's irrational policies on blood. This is not the first time families trying to serve Jehovah God have felt compelled to offer up their children as a...

Media Guide

The information below is taken directly from the written instructions provided to Hospital Liaison Committee members who take Seminar II, as provided by the Watchtower Society and shows how both the HLC and JW parents are coached to deal with the media. We have added...

Watchtower Commits Perjury

In a shocking development, we have learned the Watchtower Society perjured itself before the European Commission on Human Rights. This is a commission that operates under authority of the World Court, and to which the Watchtower Society apparently submitted a false...

H.L.C. Elders Speak Out

A Group of Hospital Liaison Committee (HLC) Members Speak Out HLCs are sat up in most parts of the earth by the Watchtower Society (hereafter WTS) to assist Witnesses in finding cooperative physicians who are willing to provide bloodless treatment. In their dealings...

Watchtower Position Crumbles

For those who have spent some time studying the Watchtower Society's (WTS) position on the use of blood, one of the most troubling aspects is their allowance of all the various components of plasma. Thus Witnesses may elect to accept the various Immunoglobulins, blood...

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