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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Accept Medicine and Medical Treatment?

Yes, Jehovah’s Witnesses accept medicine and medical treatment. While Jehovah’s Witnesses try to take
care of their bodies and maintain good health, they sometimes “need a doctor.” (Luke 5:31) In fact, as was the first-century Christian Luke, some of Jehovah’s Witnesses are physicians.—Colossians 4:14.

Some treatments conflict with Bible principles, though, and Jehovah’s Witnesses reject these. For example, Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t accept blood transfusions because the Bible forbids taking in blood to sustain the body. (Acts 15:20) Likewise, the Bible prohibits health treatments or procedures that include occult practices.—Galatians 5:19-21.

However, the vast majority of medical treatments do not conflict with Bible principles. Therefore, personal choice is involved. One Witness might decide to accept a particular medicine or treatment, while another Witness might reject that same treatment.—Galatians 6:5.

SOURCE: Do Jehovah's Witnesses Accept Medical Treatment? (JW.ORG)

For more, see:

Can a Christian Accept Medical Treatment? (JW.ORG)

Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses accept blood transfusions? (JW.ORG)

Blood / Blood Transfusions - Links to Information (Defend Jehovah's Witnesses)