Reasoning from the Scriptures

Reasoning from the Scriptures

"Reasoning From the Scriptures" is primarily a doctrinal handbook of Jehovah's Witnesses arranged by topic, although it contains other features (pp. 7, 8). It is designed as a quick reference work for use in evangelizing activity and source for Bible speeches, and giving accurate answers to questions a Witness might encounter. It is mainly for use by the Witnesses, and so is not offered to the public in general. However, it is available to anyone who wants a copy. [Watchtower 3/186 p. 31 “New Field-Ministry Handbook” © Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania | “Carry this valuable handbook with you regularly in the field ministry. Offer it to Bible students who show a desire to talk with others about what they have learned. It will not ordinarily be offered to the public. But if someone asks if he may have a copy, do not hesitate to obtain one for him.” |]

The "Reasoning book" consists of 456 pages, and refers to 28 different Bible translations.

Seventy-six doctrinal topics such as the Trinity, apostolic succession, abortion, dating, and sin are discussed. Included with them are both scriptural and secular references to support conclusions and statements made. Sections include: "Introductions for Use in the Field Ministry" contain commonly used scriptural conversation starters; "How You Might Respond to Potential Conversation Stoppers" contains techniques to use in overcoming objections and negative responses when preaching to others in the ministry; “Scriptures Often Misapplied,” on page 445, which comments on 85 scriptures the Witnesses consider to be commonly misapplied.


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