I am still having the weekly meetings with a couple of very lovely JW ladies. They are pretty evasive about the authority of their Bible and I printed from EXPRESSIONS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH, the authority we use for proof of the Bible. she took it and said she would look and it and then come back and tell me where we differ on the “authority”.
Part II: Is there any way in which I can present the case of how they even look at the Bible - by topic - with a few OT veress then flip to a couple of verses from the Psalms, then a couple of versus from Paul and then perhaps a quote ( again, only about 2 verses) A verse or two from one of the Gospels. All to hold up a particular “topic”. It seems to me nothing is in context, and she actually gets a little upset when I want to read what is around her quote - maybe at least a chapter - to see the quote in context.
I am thinking of next time showing her the first part of the Catholic Mass - i.e. The Liturgy of the world. A reading from the Old Testament, a Psalm, an Epistle, and the Gospel - all related to each other. Other than cover to cover (she of course says no one has time to read it cover to cover) It seems like a much more logical way of approaching the Bible, other than selecting a “topic” and having certain small references to the topic, And, even by “topic” how do they know they have found every reference to said “topic” This has been my own little way of sharing my faith, and I find it intellectually interesting. Although I don’t see how you can call JWs Christians when they right away deny so many basic concepts of Christianity, The Trinity, Jesus is God and so is the Holy Spirit, no acknowledgement of a soul. and many other basic Christian doctrines. Thanks again for any input. You have already helped me with other questions. Was wondering if you have any helpful input on these topics - thanks, I’ll be looking forward to your replies. sherrie:juggle: :