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“If we were following a man undoubtedly it would be different with us; undoubtedly one human idea would contradict another and that which was light one or two or six years ago would be regarded as darkness now; But with God there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning, and so it is with truth; any knowledge or light coming from God must be like its author. A new view of truth never can contradict a former truth. "New light" never extinguishes older "light," but adds to it” ... - Zion's Watch Tower, Feb, 1881, p.3
For over a century, delightful, correct words of truth covering every aspect of life have been presented in the Watch Tower Society's publications and widely distributed in many languages. *** Watchtower December 15, 1990 p.26 ***
"'It is a statute to time indefinite for YOUR generations, in all YOUR dwelling places: YOU must not eat any fat or any blood at all.'" *** Reference Bible Leviticus 3:17 *** - Hmmmmm, EAT fat or BLOOD. Why doesn’t the society disfellowship for eating fat?
“The Society does not endorse any of the modern medical uses of blood…” *** Watchtower 1964 November 15 pp.680-3
For years and years the Societies position has been NO BLOOD. Now it seems a little blood is OK. *** Watchtower 2000 June 15 p.31 Questions from Readers *** Blood “fractions” are now OK? It would seem to me that this is a contradiction. It would seem to me that if you stick a very small straw into a cup of blood and suck, you are still getting blood. – I can only wonder how many needlessly died before the Society saw some “new light” on this matter.
“What is needed at such times is not worldly psychiatrists who may wholly ignore the change that the truth and God's holy spirit have made in one's life and who know nothing of their power to help one put on a new Christian personality. Rather, what is needed at such times is a mature Christian in whom one has confidence”… *** Awake! 1975 August 22 p.25 *** I have personally lost three friends who were “witnesses” to suicide. I can only wonder if a trained psychiatrist would have been more help to them than a “mature Christian.”
Guard that heart! … “There is a close interrelationship between the heart and the mind, but they are two different faculties, centering in different locations. The heart is a marvelously designed muscular pump, but , more significantly, our emotional and motivating capacities are built within it. Love, hate, desire (good and bad), preference for one thing over another, ambition, fear—in effect, all that serves to motivate us in relationship to our affections and desires springs from the heart.” *** Watchtower 1971 March 1 pp.133-9 How Is Your Heart? ***
“But as time passed and knowledge increased, these views were discarded. Finally the heart became known for what it is, a pump to circulate the blood throughout the body.”
*** Watchtower 1986 June 1 p.15 Determined to Serve Jehovah With a Complete Heart ***