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...

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...

"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,...