I was talking to one of my friends (I don’t think he is a very good JW because I didn’t know he was a JW for years) and we started talking about the Jehovah’s witnesses and blood. He told me his basic beliefs on it and I pointed out these bible verses-- “It shall be a perpetual statute throughout your generations, in all your dwelling places, that you eat neither fat nor blood” (Lev. 3:17). “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Say to the people of Israel, You shall eat no fat, of ox, or sheep, or goat. The fat of an animal that dies of itself, and the fat of one that is torn by beasts, may be put to any other use, but on no account shall you eat it. For every person who eats of the fat of an animal of which an offering by fire is made to the Lord shall be cut off from his people. Moreover you shall eat no blood whatever, whether of fowl or of animal, in any of your dwellings. Whoever eats any blood, that person shall be cut off from his people’” (Lev 7:22–27).
He shook it off and told me that they didn’t get their beliefs from that verse but from Acts 15:29 "namely, to abstain from meat sacrificed to idols, from blood, from meats of strangled animals, and from unlawful marriage. If you keep free of these, you will be doing what is right. Farewell.’’
How do I counter that? I used a good strategy and said “huh”. And with this, class ended and we were on our way. I’m not sure how to “work” on this topic?