How many Jehovah’s Witnesses died because of no blood transfusions?

According to an article on the official website of Jehovah’s Witnesses, it is a myth that many Jehovah’s Witnesses die each year as a result of refusing blood transfusions, but nothing could be further from the truth. Approximately 594 Jehovah’s Witnesses die each year as a result of not being allowed blood transfusions, based on…

Why is disfellowshipping wrong?

Recently I wrote an article addressing the question “Is disfellowshipping scriptural?“. That article ended up being over 5,000 words! So, I decided to try to boil the topic down into 4 core topics explaining why disfellowshipping is wrong. Why is disfellowshipping wrong? The process of disfellowshipping implies that a person’s salvation is based on a…

What is the difference between Christianity and Jehovah’s Witnesses?

When Jehovah’s Witnesses come knocking, they often claim to be Christians, however, they lack one of the fundamental requirements of what it means to be a Christian, to accept Jesus as your mediator. I consider this to be one of the most important differences between Jehovah’s Witnesses and true Christians. Unlike Christians, Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t…

Is Disfellowshipping Scriptural?

The organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses say that disfellowshipping is a form of discipline based on the bible. We need to understand how the scriptures they use would have been applied in the time that they were written. We also have to make sure that they are being used in the right context and that they…

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Practice Shunning?

Sure, bad association does spoil useful habits, and the bible does say that we should limit our association with people who blatantly and continuingly practice sin. But some organizations use this principle as a weapon, and this severe form of shunning can be extremely dangerous to a person’s mental health. Many who have been shunned…

Are Blood Transfusions Against the Bible?

Jehovah’s Witnesses teach that Christians cannot accept a blood transfusion based on scriptures that explain that we are supposed to abstain from blood. The Bible is clearly referring to the practice of eating blood, a dietary restriction that is widely accepted by all modern-day Christians as well as Jews. Jesus also taught a “principle of…