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What do Jehovah Witnesses think about the afterlife?
Death, Heaven and Hell Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that when a person dies, their existence completely stops. This is because the Bible makes it clear that human beings do not have an immortal soul that survives when the body dies.
How do Jehovah Witnesses mourn death?
Emotional tone of Jehovah’s Witness funerals Attendees are expected to mourn the loss of their loved one in a manner that isn’t overly somber. This is in line with the belief that they will one day see the deceased again when the dead are raised in resurrection.
Can Jehovah Witnesses be friends with non Jehovah Witnesses?
No. Strictly speaking, there is no rule or command that forbids Jehovah’s Witnesses to have non-Witness friends. However, having close relationships with ‘worldly people’ (as all non-Witnesses are called) is very strongly discouraged. Being friends with non-JW is equated with disobeying God.
Do Jehovah Witnesses disown family?
Other family members were treated similarly when they left. Family estrangement is the norm in Jehovah’s Witness families. Every Jehovah’s Witness suffers from shunning – either you’re being shunned, or you have to shun. We learned to shun each other and that broke us.
Do Jehovah Witnesses get paid?
Jehovah’s Witnesses fund their activities, such as publishing, constructing and operating facilities, evangelism, and disaster relief via donations. There is no tithing or collection, but all are encouraged to donate to the organization.
Can Jehovah Witness use birth control?
Jehovah’s Witnesses Nowhere does the Bible explicitly condemn birth control. In this matter, the principle outlined at Romans 14:12 applies: “Each of us will render an account for himself to God.” Married couples, therefore, are free to decide for themselves whether they will raise a family or not.
Can Jehovah Witnesses get divorced?
Jehovah’s Witnesses adhere to the Bible’s view of marriage and divorce. Monogamy between one man and one woman and sex only within marriage are requirements in the Witness religion. But Witnesses do permit divorce in certain cases, believing that the only valid ground for divorce and remarriage is adultery.
Can Jehovah Witnesses get tattoos?
Jehovah’s Witnesses point to Leviticus, a chapter in the Bible that says a person “must not make tattoo markings”on themselves. Evelyn Smith, a longtime Jehovah’s Witness, cited the Bible’s counsel in that chapter as a key reason to avoid them, as well as the perception that it gives within the everyday work setting.