Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah’s Witnesses is a religious group founded in the United States and formed by Pastor Charles Taze Russell in 1870. Its non-Trinitarian belief distinguishes it from mainstream Christianity. The group is famous for their door-to-door preaching.

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Is Damon wayans a jehovah's witness?

By the looks of things that I have found this person was raised in a Witness family but to be honest I could not see if they were/are still a practising Witness.

Maybe somebody else might do better...

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Why can't you say bless you when a Jehovah's Witness sneezes?

First, let me explain why we don't make it a practice to use that expression.

It is actually derived from an ancient superstition that a person who sneezes, might actually sneeze their soul out of their body. So, it became customary to give some sort of blessing to a person who sneezed to, in some way, help the person's soul get back into their body, or wish for them that their soul wasn't sneezed out (kind of like wishing them "good luck" that their soul is still in their body).

JW's have a problem with that on a number of different levels. But, suffice it to say that since this is based on a superstition, we do not practice it. Our religion is free of superstitions, "good luck" practices, and stuff like that. It's for the same reasons that we don't do the whole "knock on wood" or "throwing salt over the shoulder" type things. All these things are traced back to ancient worship of non-christian gods and non-christian religious practices.

How each one of us handles each situation, is really up to the individual JW. We don't have this big list of "dos" and don'ts" in our religion. What we do have is the knowledge of where these things come from, such as the custom of saying "bless you" when someone sneezes. What else we have, is the Bible's principles that are plainly shown to us. Each one of JW's handles these seemingly small matters how he sees fit.

If someone says this expression to me, I just accept that they are carrying out an act that they view as customary. The other person has no idea what my beliefs are, and I'm not going to feel that I have to give them a history lesson on the custom. It's a trivial thing, and I simply go on about my business. The other person's act of saying "bless you" was likely done as a reflex action, without them actually thinking about it anyway.

ANSWERJust offer them a tissue.

UPDATE: Actually, for the most part, it is all about helping Jehovah's Witnesses stay separated from society and thus not become corrupted by it. It is the same as not celebrating holidays, sports, clubs, and other 'worldly' activities. It is very effective. In fact, the idea that saying 'God Bless You' to someone who sneezes did NOT start as described above. It started during the Black Plague. Since one of the first symptoms was sneezing, people would say God Bless you as a prayer (blessing) for your recovery and for your soul if you die.

Think about it, people may have not been able to read back then but they were just as sharp as we are today. They would know that if the soul is our spirit (personality and life force) and we sneeze it out, we are dead. The person wouldn't be standing there anymore continuing to sneeze. It logically couldn't come back. Nothing more superstitious than that. Besides, Jehovah's Witnesses wear wedding rings, yet there is superstitious superstitious and pagan beliefs behind wedding rings. They have a tendency to pick and choose.

I get tired of the made up 'superstitions' our ancestors supposedly believed. We have just made up a series of Myths about what our ancestors believed, that's all. Just look at the 'myth' that people thought the world was flat in Columbus's time. Of course they didn't. Any sea faring man could tell you. Why did they build masts on ships. So they could see over the curvature of the earth a bit farther when sailing.

Ironic claim of the century: "Our religion is free of superstitions..."

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses accept Jesus as their Savior?

Answer 1:

Yes. According to the Official Jehovah's Witness Media site, under "Doctrinal Beliefs=>The Bible, God, and Jesus" Jehovah's Witnesses believe[quote]...

Jesus is the Son of God. He came to earth from heaven and gave his perfect human life as a ransom sacrifice. His death and resurrection made salvation to eternal life possible for those exercising faith in him. He is now ruling as King of God's heavenly Kingdom, which will soon bring peace to the entire earth. Jesus never claimed equality with God and thus is not part of a Trinity.-John 3:16; 14:28; Revelation 11:15.[end quote]

Answer 2:

YES the son of Jehovah

Jehovah's Witnesses will certainly publicly confess such, but what they will not publicly confess is that Jesus is not their only savior. Jehovah's Witnesses believe that they must earn salvation through good works and obedience to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. In other words they believe that they themselves play a part in their own salvation by earning the love of God through obedience.

Answer 3:

Yes, Jehovah's Witnesses are Christians and believe Jesus to be the only means by which humans can be saved. Jehovah's Witnesses believe Jesus to be the son of God, sent to earth to die for our sins. They believe Jesus is divine in nature and the "way the truth and the life" and that only through him can people approach God. Jehovah's Witnesses pray and approach God uniquely in the name of Jesus Christ.

They are devoted to God and although like most religions have a religious journal (the Watchtower) their obediance is entirely and uniquely devoted to Almighty God.

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What does a Jehovah's Witness believe about God?

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Do jehovah's witnesses eat shellfish?

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What are Jehovah witness death rituals?

Jehovah's Witnesses don't practice any rituals as-such.

The death / burial / funeral aspects are handled by the family.

They may request a short discourse at the Kingdom Hall to explain the Bible view of the 'condition of the dead' -- that they are in fact dead, and have not been 'transformed' into another form; nor 'transported' into another place. The went back to the dust from whence they came. (Gen 3:19)

Then is explained the comforting promise from Jehovah, that those in 'death's grip' have the hope of a 'resurection' from death; back to life 'ON EARTH' in a PARADISE. This would be as Martha acknowledged to Jesus, at 'the last day'; not before.

Then are expressions encouraging the survivors to continue serving Jehovah God; as did their dead relative.

Then a prayer.

Then maybe a song about the resurection.

Then usually a reception.

But this is certainly NOT a stipulated 'ritual'.

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Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate Valentines day?

Because it is a pagan holiday. The World Book Encyclopedia informs us: "Valentine's Day comes on the feast day of two different Christian martyrs named Valentine. But the customs connected with the day . . . probably come from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia which took place every February 15. The festival honored Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage, and Pan, the god of nature."---(1973), Vol. 20, p. 204.

Jehovah's witnesses don't celebrate valentines day because Jehovah's Witnesses take their worship very seriously and insist upon keeping their worship of God undefiled based on (James 1:27). There are 2 main reasons why Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate St. Valentine's Day: first Pagan ceremonies honoring pagan gods are mixed in with St. Valentine's Day's origins. second The Bible makes it clear that there is to be no veneration or adoration of Saints as intercessors with God. Our approach to the Father can only be through Jesus based on (John 14:6, 14; 1 Tim. 2:5)

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In the Bible how long is a cubit?

There are basically 2 opinions and here the are, with references. Hope this helps. {| Search results for: cubit

! Book |- ! Description ! Context | JFB Ge 6:15

Notes for Verse 15 Assuming the cubit to be 21.888 inches, the ark would be five hundred forty-seven feet long, ninety-one feet two inches wide, and forty-seven feet two inches high. JFB Ex 25:10

Notes for Verse 10 -- a coffer or chest, overlaid with gold, the dimensions of which, taking the cubit at eighteen inches, are computed to be three feet nine inches in length, two feet three inches in breadth. JFB 2Ch 3:3

Notes for Verse 3 But there is great difference of opinion about this, some making the cubit eighteen, others twenty-one inches. JFB 2Ch 3:4

Notes for Verse 4 -- This, taking the cubit at eighteen inches, would be one hundred eighty feet; at twenty-one inches, two hundred ten feet; so that the porch would rise in the form of a tower, or two pyramidal towers, whose united height was one hundred twenty cubits, and each of them about ninety or one hundred five feet high [STIEGLITZ]. Smith's N - Noah Taking 21 inches for the cubit, the ark would be 525 feet in length, 87 feet 6 inches in breadth and 52 feet 6 inches in height. Smith's W - Weights and Measures Hence arises the difficulty of determining the ratio of the foot to the CUBIT, (The Hebrew word for the cubit(ammah) appears to have been of Egyptian origin, as some of the measures of capacity (the hin and ephah) certainly were.) which appears as the chief Oriental unit from the very building of Noah's ark. ... Exod 28:16; 1 Sam 17:4; Ezek 43:13 and figuratively Isai 40:12 The data for determining the actual length of the Mosaic cubit involve peculiar difficulties, and absolute certainty seems unattainable. |}

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Blood Transfusions

What will Jehovah witness have instead of blood transfusions?

They refused help all medical help.

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Are Jehovah's Witnesses in Algeria?

According to the 2008 worldwide report of Jehovah's Witnesses, there are 236 countries where Jehovah's Witnesses are active. 206 of those are listed in alphabetical order, with 30 additional that are simply listed as "other lands."

Algeria is not listed by name, so if there are JW's in Algeria, their activities are counted in with the "other countries." The reason that a country is not listed specifically ususally means that the work of JW's is banned in that country. So, if the work is banned in Algeria, there is no way to know if or how many JW's there are in Algeria, or where they are if they are there.But we have witnesses all over the globe

There are only two countries where the presence of active jehovahs witnesses cannot be guranteed, although its possible there are still witnesses there, Algeria is not one of them

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Do Jehovah witnesses celebrate Thanksgiving?

No they don't. The only event Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate is the Memorial (Lord's evening meal). The Bible basis for this is recorded in: Luke 22:17-19

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Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses vote?

Jehovah's Witnesses are politically neutral, as we believe that no human has the right to rule, but, rather, Jesus is the rightful ruler of mankind, chosen by God to rule over the earth.

The prohibition on voting for Jehovah's Witnesses was lifted in 1999. According to the Watchtower of November 1, 1999, pages 28-29, whether or not a Jehovah's Witness chooses to vote in a political election is a personal decision and a matter of conscience. Some Jehovah's Witnesses do actually vote, although they are estimated to be in the minority.

The November 1999 article shows Questions From Readers, How do Jehovah's Witnesses view voting" Please read the full article on for correct information on voting in general and voting in political elections.

Taken from the Reasoning Book on - True Christians respect the right of others to vote. They do not campaign for political elections and they cooperate with elected authorities. However, they remain neutral to the political affairs of the nations. (Matthew 22:21; 1 Peter 3:16.) In lands where voting is compulsory, remembering that Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego went as far as the plain of Dura, a Christian, under similar circumstances may decide to go to the booth if his conscience permits. However he will take care not to violate his neutrality. 1- Jesus followers are no part of the world-John 15"19. 2 Christians represent Christ and Kingdom-John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 5:20. 3.- The Christian Congregation is united in belief, and its members are bound together by Christlike love. 1 Corinthians 1:10; Colossians 3:14. 4-Those who elect a certain official share responsibility for what he does (note principal at 1 Samuel 8:5,10-18 & 1 Timothy 5:22. 5-Jehovah viewed Israel's desire for a visible ruler as a sign they rejected Him. 1 Samuel 8:7. 6-Christians must have freeness of speech when speaking to people of all political persuasions about God's Kingdom government.- Matthew 24:14; 28:19.20; Hebrews 10:35.

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Is Guideposts published by Jehovah's witnesses or the mormon's?

Neither. Guideposts is an independent, non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization. It is not owned, published, or operated by any one church or organization.

The most popular publication distributed by the Jehovah's Witnesses is the Watchtower magazine. They also publish Awake magazine and distribute several tracts and pamphlets.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormons") generally distributes tracts and pamphlets rather than magazines. They do publish four magazines, which are generally geared toward Church members. They are The Ensign, New Era, Children's Friend, and The Liahona.

Check out the "Related Links" below to learn more about each of these organizations and their publications.

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Are Jehovah's Witnesses the true religion?

Originally, in the Garden of Eden, there was ONLY one religion. Today, people in the world profess to worship God in many ways, but only one of those can actually be THE true religion. Which of the myriads of religions is indeed the true one today is up to every single individual to decide for him or herself, hopefully after each one diligently studies the Bible and does some intense historical research.

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ANSWER AS JWThis question really is a difficult one to answer, since there are so many religions and denominations in this world. But this question has its uniqueness since very few religions are questioned whether it is a true one or not.

Because there are so many different denominations, it's evident that they don't all follow what is right in the sight of God. So what do you mean by True or Truth?

Today many are interested in Truth and everyone around the world seems to have their own definition of Truth. But according to a religious dictionary, truth is simply termed as "Obedience to God" which in turn shows that the truth must be inside a person.

Since JW's always strive to obey their God, they are readily questioned whether they have truth in them or not. If you have the truth in you, you are confident and that is evident in the work what you do, and the fact that you are free from worldly involvement.

Jehovah's Witnesses are an organization which truly believes in Truth, and its adherents display obedience to Jehovah God in their daily lives. JW's are a united, worldwide, spiritual society and there is evidence to this certainly at their assemblies and conventions.

Many today are really surprised at how they conduct assemblies. They think many are brain-washed, but I can tell you, those who say that are usually the ones who are brain-washed by the propaganda of this world.

JW's do their work as volunteers. Do you know why? It's because they are following the example of their master Jesus Christ. What did he say about the identity of his people? LOVE (Matthew 13:34,35). This is not simple love, its a voluntary love. And their history itself points as evidence of what Jehovah's Witnesses have accomplished.

So what more is needed to prove that Jehovah's Witnesses ARE the true religion?

This wicked world WILL come to an end, but only Jehovah God, and no one else (not even his son, Jesus) knows the date. Read Matthew 24:36. However, the end is near because in 1914 Satan the Devil was hurled down to the Earth by our now reigning King Jesus Christ. (See Revelation 12:9-12)

I personally know and believe that Jehovah is the only true God, and that there is only one TRUE religion: Jehovah's Witnesses.

Another Answer From a Jehovah's Witness' point of view

Yes, we are the true religion. I say this because we have the knowledge and proof that we are true.

Jehovah is not a mistranslation. It is God's name. We do not shun one another. We are just like everyone else. We are most certainly not creepy people. We treat one another with the utmost respect.

Let's go to the Bible. 1 Corinthians 8:4 says that there is but "one God." Ephesians 4:5 say that there is "one Lord, one faith, one baptism." The Bible indicates that there is only one TRUE faith approved by God. There is only one true God of the Bible, so it stands to reason that there is only one way that he has approved to have people worship Him.

In Matthew chapter 7, verse 14, Jesus describes two roads: one that is broad and spacious that leads to destruction, and a narrow, cramped road that leads to life. So Jesus indicated that there is only one road (one religion) that pleases God and leads to life, not "every path leads to God" as some religions teach.

Jesus also indicated that in order to identify the true religion, one would have to look at their "fruits." (Matthew 7:19,20) Consider the fruits of any religion by asking the following questions . . .

* Are all the people of this faith living in peace and harmony with each other, throughout the world?

* Do they individually do their utmost to please God every single day?

* Is their form of worship just a ritualistic formalism (based on church traditions), or do they actually try to apply what they have learned in everyday life?

* Are all their members educated to the same extent as far as the Bible is concerned, or do they leave that to just a select few in the church?

* Do the members of this faith engage in the affairs of this world, such as politics and warfare, or are they separate from the world as Jesus said his true disciples would have to be? (John 17:16)

* Are they a "people for His (Jehovah's) name?" (Do they honor, use, and teach others that holy name?) (Acts 15:14)

* Do all members of this faith follow Jesus' command to preach and teach to others in an organized way throughout the whole earth?

These are just a few of the questions one should consider when trying to identify the true religion that pleases Almighty God.


Theirs is the only one true religion. You can't have people believe in different things and expect all of them to be acceptable to Jehovah God. For example: Muslim's, Catholics, Jews, Buddhist's, false Christians. All of these stem from "Babylon the Great" who teaches false beliefs and false doctrines about God. On the other hand, Jehovah's Witnesses love and apply the teachings of God, not those of man. (Matthew 15:9-12)

Many people say that Jehovah's Witnesses' religion was started by a man (Charles T. Russell), which is false. He in fact started the first bible study group of this modern day organization, but he did not start the religion. True Christianity was started by Jesus Christ himself, in the first century. And the first true witness of Jehovah was Abel.

Many people make false accusations about us as Witnesses and they show hatred towards us . . . but the Bible actually foretold such. (2 Timothy 3:12) "Bear in mind the word I said to you, A slave is not greater than master. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also, if they have observed my word, they will observe yours also.' (John 15:20)

Most other religions' individual members don't preach the word of God to all their neighbors. Yet, ALL Witnesses do this work because we are following the example of Jesus Christ, and obeying him by following his command at Matthew 28:19,20. We volunteer to do this out of love because we care for people and want to save them from this wicked system of things.

We ARE the true religion because we endeavor to follow the Bible exactly, and we try to live our lives in a way that pleases Jehovah. We also show intense love for our brothers and sisters and try to stay clean in God's eyes.

Being one of Jehovah's Witness isn't just a religion - it is a way of life and we MUST CHOOSE to be true Christians ALL the time, something false religions do not do. So I have full faith that Jehovah's witnesses are the one and only true religion.

Yes! Jesus himself did in fact say "It is written: It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you should render sacred service" (Luke 4:8)

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This is a highly subjective question than people can only answer on a personal level. Whether Jehovah's Witnesses have the true religion or not can only be determined by an honest examination of their doctrines (see links below). Presently over seven million people believe their worship is the true one.

There are nearly 2.5 billion people in the world - of many different denominations - who call themselves "Christians," and only 7.5 million who identify themselves as Jehovah's Witnesses. That only makes a total of 0.3% of all who say they follow Jesus Christ - hardly a large Church by any standards, but it is in accord with scripture which says that only a few would be true followers of Jesus Christ and Jehovah God. (Please read: Matthew 7:13,14 and Luke 13:23,24)

From Jehovah's Witnesses view, yes we feel we have found the true religion. If we felt someone else had the true religion, we would not be Jehovah's Witnesses. Indeed, who in their right mind would be of any religion, if they felt it wasn't THE 'true religion.' If we felt the Catholics had the truth, we would be Catholic. If we felt the Hindu's had the true religion, we would be Hindu. We are what we are because we feel we have finally found the truth.

We realize that most people in the world have inherited their religion. For example, if you are born in India, you most likely are Hindu, because of birth. Most Catholics and Protestants are such also, because of being born into a Catholic or Protestant family - - and most often are not given a choice or the chance to decide for themselves, but are baptized into that faith as infants.

Jehovah's Witnesses, however, are not born as such. It is a conscious CHOICE we make at some point in our lives. Such ones CHOSE to convert because (after much study and prayer) they saw that Jehovah's Witnesses teach the truth from the Bible.

Often ones feel that others deceived them about the nature of God.

For example, many were taught previously that God torments souls eternally in a fiery hell. But the Bible states that God IS Love. He is compassionate and forgiving. God would never wish to torment anyone, not in a million years. Read Jeremiah 7:31.


Jehovah's Witnesses are a Bible based religion that reject long held "Christian" traditions in favor of Biblical laws and principles. They are well known for their expert handling of the Scripture, their application of Bible knowledge, and their systematically citing the Bible as their ultimate authority. By this criteria (ie. a religion is 'true' if it closely reflects Bible patterns and law) and if the Bible is indeed the "word of God", then yes, Jehovah's Witnesses should be considered "the true religion".

There is a discussion page if anyone wishes to talk about this further.

Answer_from_one_who_is_NOT_one_of_Jehovah's_Witnesses">Answer from one who is NOT one of Jehovah's Witnesses

The fact is that though JWs themselves are sincere, the "Christian" Church worldwide considers that their theology is very flawed. Having studied theology and scripture to a high lever over the fast 40 years I have yet to find any learned Bible scholar, theologian, Bible historian, textual critic, Church leader or historian who endorses JW theology as being anywhere near the truth let alone Biblical.

The sad position of the JW is that the most basic tenets of faith do not hold up to real scrutinity. JWs choose to take all their teaching from the Watchtower society, and rarely study God and enjoy his revelation to humanity in other sources.

One such simple flaw is that of the divinity (or not) of Christ, and the theory of the atonement --a central belief of what happened at the Cross. JWs believe that scripture cannot contradict itself as it is the infallible Word of God. Furthermore they reject the Trinity and thus Jesus' divinity, despite John 1 which states that "the Word (ie Jesus) was with God and the Word was God". JWs insist on translating this phrase as "the Word was A god..." although they refuse to clarify what 'a god' means. Scripture tells us that there is only onetrue God. If Jesus is 'a god' then he must be a false god as, by JW theology, there is only one God - Jehovah, and scripture cannot contradict itself. Thus, to the JW John 1 states that Jesus must be a false god. JWs will disagree with this statement, of course, but I have yet to find one who can actually explain adequately just who (and what) Jesus is according to their own teaching.

This tenet can be unpacked to determine what happened on the Cross. JWs agree with the mainstream Christian Church that God is perfect, infinite, unconditional love, as that is what scripture tells us throughout the Bible. They also believe, unlike the Church, that Jesus is not God incarnate. Therefore on the Cross, according to JW theology, God sacrificed someone else, and not himself. This then speaks of a god that needs to be apppeased, like the false gods of the Aztecs, demandng human sacrifice, and not a God of love. However if Jesus IS God in human form , as the Christian Church will state, then the sacrifice on the Cross is God himself suffering and dying for our sins.... an ultimate act of love. And this is in accord fully with the rest of scripture that speaks of God's love. (Of course the scriptures also say that God himself cannot die, so who did die, then?) This denial of the JW that Jesus is divine is backed up by verses taken out of context that presumably back up their belief. But in cherry-picking scripture in this way, they miss the elephant in the room where the divinity of Jesus is unquestioned throughout scripture. For example, he forgave sins and did miracles in his own name, not Jehovah's, he himself will judge the earth, not Jjehovah, and, of course, he was tried for blasphemy because he claimed to be God himself; merely claiming to be a god' as the JWs state (whatever this means) would never have been considered blasphemy nor carry the death penalty. This rejection of Jesus' divinity is just one of the examples of JW doctrine that is considered wrong and heretical by the Christian Church worldwide. There are many others, of course, but this will suffice to show that the JW religion is not considered to be the 'true' Church by the vast majority of Christians (over 99.7%) worldwide.The answer is dependent on whether you are asking someone who is a Jehovah's Witness or someone who is not a Jehovah's Witness. You think someone would engage in something they considered false?

Personally, I say that the JW religion to be completely false and should be stayed away from if a person does not know their Bible. I can give many many biblical reasons why I consider them false and not at all bible based, although the claim to be, but I know JWs that will give (to the unaware person) seemingly compelling arguments as to why they are the true religion. Ultimately, the Bible is the highest authority, and it really is down to individuals to look at both sides and discern for themselves.


Thank you for your opinion. You can not say (and no one can force you to say) that JW is the TRUE RELIGION because you are not a JW. But, consider this: the world has a mass of numbers of religions. The biggest of them is the Christianity. Jesus said: "I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE."(John 14:6) So, the true religion is not Islam, nor Judaism, nor Hinduism, nor Buddhism, but the true religion is Christianism. I'm not saying that all Christians are true. Jesus said: "Not everyone calling me 'LORD,LORD' will be save". Therefore, among the so-called "Christians", there is only one TRUE.

What is the true religion- the true Christian? I am not the one who will give the answer because i do respect the authority of the BIBLE. so, the bible itself will give the answer. Here are some evidences that the bible gave to determine the True Religion.

1.) John 17:26: "And I have made your name known to them and will make it known, in order that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in union with them."

So, the TRUE RELIGION knows and uses the almighty name of Jesus' Father. And Jeremiah 10:10 said that the name of God is JEHOVAH.

Which religion uses JEHOVAH's name in their worship?- That Religion is the TRUTH!

2.) Matthew 28:19,20: "Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things."

The true religion preaches. They preach the Kingdom of God. Not only their "LEADERS", but the members must be also preacher.

What religion that all of their members preaches house to house(Acts 20:20)?- That is the true religion.

That are only some of the evidences, that the religion you are telling not true, is the true religion.

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Can Jehovah witnesses have nose pierced?

I don't think there is a ruling specifically saying no. In fact the following article says it is a personal decision. However, I don't think I've ever seen one with a nose piercing.

The Watchtower 15th May 1974 page 319 refers specifically to ear piercings and says,

''Is it proper for a Christian woman to have her earlobes pierced to accommodate earrings?-B.C., Canada.

The Scriptures do not provide the information making possible a strict yes or no answer to this question. Whether one will have her earlobes pierced for this purpose is really a matter for personal decision.

We have the principle at Leviticus 19:28, which prohibited the making of cuts in one's flesh for a deceased soul. This was a practice found among those holding false religious beliefs. Some may feel that this prohibition would apply in principle to other unnecessary cuttings.

One may also consider that when God designed human bodies initially he found his work "very good." It follows that one would not want to deform or seriously disfigure one's body.-Gen. 1:27, 31.

On the other hand, the Bible does mention earrings (as well as nose rings) and there is no way today to know whether this use involved piercing the ears or not.-Gen. 24:22, 47; Ex. 32:2; 35:22; Ezek. 16:12.

We may note, too, that the Law covenant provided for the piercing of the ear of a Hebrew slave who had fulfilled his required period of slavery and who wanted to remain a slave of a good master. (Ex. 21:2-6) The master was to pierce one of the slave's earlobes with an awl as a sign of this. This, of course, was not simply for adornment as in the case of piercing ears for earrings, yet the effect on the person's flesh was the same.

In viewing these various factors together it is apparent that no dogmatic answer can be given. Each Christian woman must exercise her personal conscience in the matter. Some, in applying the above principles, may not want to have their ears pierced; others may feel they can conscientiously do so. A married woman who favors having her ears pierced should rightly consult her husbandly head first. Similarly, a minor would take the matter up with her parents and abide by their decision, in harmony with Jehovah's arrangement for the family.-Col. 3:18, 20; Eph. 5:22-6:4.

As Christians we should also consider the feelings of others. We may remember the apostles' counsel showing that the wearing of ornaments is not as important as adorning oneself "with modesty and soundness of mind" and "good works."-1 Pet. 3:3; 1 Tim. 2:9, 10.''

The Awake! magazine 22nd March 2000 page 11 says,

The Bible gives no specific command about body piercing. But it does encourage us to adorn ourselves with "modesty and soundness of mind." (1 Timothy 2:9) While something might be considered modest in one part of the world, the real issue is how it is viewed where you live. For example, pierced earlobes on women in one part of the world may be considered acceptable. But in another country or culture, some may take offense at them.

Despite their popularity among celebrities, body piercings and earrings for men have thus far failed to gain general acceptance in the West. One reason may be that these have long been the hallmark of prison inmates, motorcycle gangs, punk rockers, and members of the homosexual sadomasochistic subculture. For many, body piercing has the connotation of deviance and rebellion. A number view it as shocking, repugnant. Says a Christian girl named Ashley: "This boy in my class just got his nose pierced. He thinks it's cool. I think it's disgusting!"

Little wonder, then, that one well-known American store has a rule that employees having direct contact with customers are restricted to one earring per ear and that all other visible piercings are banned. "You can't predict how people might react," explains a company spokeswoman. Career counselors similarly advise male college students applying for a job to wear "no earrings or other body piercing jewelry; women should wear . . . no nose rings."

Young Christians in particular should be concerned that they give the right impression to others, including when they engage in the evangelizing work. They do not want to be 'giving any cause for stumbling, that their ministry might not be found fault with.' (2 Corinthians 6:3, 4) Whatever personal opinion you might have about piercing, your appearance inescapably makes a statement about your attitudes and life-style. What statement do you want to make?

Ultimately, you-and, of course, your parents-must decide what you will do in this regard. "Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its own mould," is the Bible's sound advice. (Romans 12:2, Phillips) After all, you are the one who will have to live with the results.


By this, we are not referring to the modest piercing that is common and culturally acceptable in many lands. Rather, we refer to the extreme practices that are popular today.''

Jehovah's Witnesses

What is correct witness' or witness's?

That would depend upon the context.

Singular possessive would read:

"The blue car is the witness's car." However, witness' is acceptable. For some words, it also would depend upon how the pronunciation is affected. For example, if you were speaking of a lady named Mrs. Chambers, and you wrote Mrs. Chambers's that would make the pronunciation awkward.

Plural possessive would read:

"The blue car is the witnesses' car."

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Are Jehovah's Witnesses circumcised?

Not as a matter of religious practice as it was with the Jews. We are not under the Law of Moses,since we are now under the Law of the Christ. The Law of the Christ does not require the physical circumcision as did the Law of Moses, although there is a figurative spirtual circumcision of the heart (Romans 2:29).

Jehovah's Witnesses neither require nor deny the practice of circumcision. (1 Corinthians 7:19) For reasons of hygene, the parents may decide to have their child circumcised, but that will be a matter strickly for the parents to decide.

Additional Answer: This is a non issue for Jehovah's Witnesses. Although many do based on the health benefits that have been proven to come from circumcision, but it is considered a personal decision. They do however, teach "circumcision of the heart" which is a refining of one's personality to adhere to the instruction of Jehovah and following the example of Jesus Christ.

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Jesus Christ

Is Moses and Jesus related?


The Bible tells us that Moses was the son of Amram, the son of Levi, the son of Jacob, the son of Abraham.

In Matthew, we are told that there are forty-two generations from this same Abraham to our Messiah, Jesus.

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in the blood of Jesus?

Well, I'm one of Jehovah's Witnesses, and yes, absolutely, we believe in the atoning power of Jesus' blood. It is central to our belief in the prospect of everlasting life. (John 3:16, 36; 17:3) Once a year we celebrate the memorial of Jesus Christ's death, the only celebration which Christians are actually commanded to celebrate. (Luke 22:19) At this event there is the passing of the bread and of the wine. The bread symbolizes his body and the wine his blood. (Mark 14:22-24)

Although only the anointed ones, those who are part of the 144,000 destined to go to heaven to be rulers over the earthly multitudes (Rev 5:9,10) eat the bread and drink the wine, all of Jehovah's Witnesses respectfully attend this special occasion. So to answer your question - Yes - we DEFINITELY believe in the blood of the Christ. And we thank Jehovah every single day for the ultimate blood sacrifice of his Son, which is the very reason we receive forgiveness for our sins and have the hope of living forever in heaven or on earth. (Psalm 37:11,29) In fact, the reason we take our witness work so seriously is also because of Jesus and the command he gave to all his Christian disciples at Matthew 28:19,20.

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Do Jehovah's Witnesses accept father's day gifts?

Maybe a Jehovah's Witness would take the gift out of courtesy, but they do not recognize Father's Day and could very well refuse it. It would be much more respectful to forgo the gift.

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Ii am a jehovahs witness?

Sorry you feel that way. I believe JW congregation have good motives as they try to invite people to listen about god’s word as we face wickedness in this world. We also try to connect with people on having faith in paradise , for they will rejoice to be re connected with their dead loved ones. This pandemic is a great example of why we must stick to god, and if you’d like more information on this you can visit our website if you search up our name and find answers to any morequestions that you may have!

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Can Jehovah Witnesses listen to music and watch TV?

ANSWERYes, we are just like anybody else. Choices in music, movies, TV, are all a matter of individual tastes. At the same time, we realize that our choices can influence our behaviour, so we are encouraged to be selective in our choices. For example, we are warned against the dangers of exposing ourselves to movies that feature graphic sex and violence. But we are also instructed that we are individually responsible before God for our own choices that we make. Our congregation elders are not spiritual policemen that come to our house and check to see what we have been watching or listening to. We also dance. Even at get togethers that some in the congregation may hold.

One other side note is that we are encouraged to be balanced in the matter of entertainment. A person can waste a lot of productive, valuable time watching movies, TV, and playing video games. So we are encouraged to be wise with our time.

ANSWERI'm a JW, and I listen to music, my favorite band being the Jonas Brothers, and I watch TV, my favorite channels being Disney, USA network (Monk, awesome show) TV Land (Old TV shows are the best!) and history (I love history!!) I will watch RFDTV if they have something about horses. ANSWERThere are those,including some in the organization,who feel that listening to or having a career in pop music is a strange thing for a Jehovah's Witness to do as it has connections with drug taking and the occult.Listening to rap music and heavy metal has been strongly discouraged by the organization for these reasons,but many parents do find it difficult to prevent their children listening to these art forms as they often have little or no knowledge about them.Indeed,it is often ignorance about modern music that causes some parents in our religion to discourage their children from listening to it,as you may find it more difficult to accept something if you don't know much about it.

Examples of people in the recording industry who became Jehovah's Witnesses include Shadows guitarist Hank Marvin,German easy listening artist Ricky King,jazz artist Benny Golson and the singers Michael Jackson,George Benson,Prince and William DeVaughn.

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Smoking and Tobacco Use

Why don't Jehovah's Witnesses smoke?

Jehovah's Witnesses do not smoke since smoking would be in violation of bible principles. The bible encourages worshippers to be free from every "defilement" and smoking definetly "defiles" or makes the body unclean.

We also honour the life we were given by the Creator and do not do anything that would deliberately put that god-given life in danger. It is common knowledge now that smoking is dangerous for ones health and in some countries the cigarette package has the words "SMOKING KILLS" written on it as a health warning. So Jehovah's Witnesses do not smoke since smoking would displease their Creator and harm both themselves and their neighbours.

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Is Lionel Richie a Jehovah's Witness?

Well is he or was he?

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Kingdom Halls

Is there a kingdom hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Kuwait?

How many kingdom Halls are in Kuwait?


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