141 Things Jehovah's Witnesses Can't Do.

141 Things Jehovah's Witnesses Can't Do.

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Flowbee

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#1 Apr 10, 2011
Belong to another organization or club for the purpose of socializing with nonbelievers
Have best friends and activity buddies who are not Jehovah's Witnesses
Associate with people outside their organization when it is not necessary
Attend social functions sponsored by their employer unless attendance is required
Associate with coworkers after business hours in a social settings
Disagree with their organization's rules and code of conduct
Disagree with their organization's doctrines
Contribute to the Presidential Campaign Fund on their tax return
Join the armed forces and defend their country
Say the Pledge of Allegiance
Salute the flag
Vote
Run for leadership in their organization
Run for leadership in any organization
Take a stand for any political issue inside their organization
Take a stand on any political or 'worldly' issue outside of their organization
Campaign for a political candidate
Hold political office
Discuss politics
Be a union steward or shop steward
Actively be involved in a union strike
Use a gun for protection against humans
Become a police officer if a gun is required
Wear military uniforms or clothing associated with war
Take yoga classes and practice the discipline of yoga. See Is Yoga For Christians?
Smoke tobacco and cigars
Work full time selling tobacco and cigars
Attend Alcoholics Anonymous
Donate blood
Accept blood transfusions. See Abstain From Blood
Read books, magazines, publications, and literature from other religions.
Buy anything from a church store
Buy something at a church garage sale
Donate items to a church run store
Shop at the Salvation Army
Work for the Salvation Army
Work for another church
Play competitive sports on a school team
Play competitive sports professionally
Run for class president
Become a cheerleader
Go to the school prom or school dance.
Attend class reunions
Be hypnotized
Accept Jesus as their mediator, 1 Timothy 2:5. See Mediator
Join the Boy Scouts
Join the Girl Guides
Join the YMCA.
Serve on jury duty
Study psychology, philosophy, sociology, and viewpoints that might shake their faith.
Attend other Christian churches
Attend nondenominational churches
Attend non Christian churches
Get married in another church
Dating non believers is discouraged
Casual dating is discouraged
Dating someone without the intent of getting married
Having sex before marriage
Breaking an engagement can result in disciplinary action
Marriage to non believers is not recommended
Be gay or lesbian. Homosexuality is not acceptable.
Throw rice at a wedding
Get divorced unless the reason is adultery
Can't remarry unless their ex commits fornication first
Toast drinks
Buy a raffle ticket
Play bingo
Gamble
Sing any holiday songs
Sing the National Anthem
Celebrate Christmas - Why?
Celebrate New Years Eve - Why?
Celebrate Easter - Why?
Celebrate Mother's Day - Why?
Celebrate Father's Day
Celebrate birthdays - Why?
Celebrate Thanksgiving
Celebrate Flag Day
Celebrate Veteran's Day
Celebrate Independence Day
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day
Celebrate Valentine's Day
Celebrate Halloween - Why?
Celebrate Hanukkah
Accept holiday gifts - Why?
Celebrate any holiday except the death of Jesus - Why?
Partake in the bread and wine that represents Christ unless they are part of the 144,000
Make holiday artwork for school
Engage in holiday parties at school
Take on a leadership role in school
Porneia
Do suggestive and immodest dancing in a public place
Attend a class, workshop, or seminar, sponsored by another church
Attend social events or fund raisers sponsored by another church
Use of bad language (curse words) is discouraged
Wear blue jeans, shorts, and casual clothing at the Kingdom Hall
Wear pants at a Kingdom Hall if you're a woman
Wear revealing clothes or skirts that are too short (looked down upon)
99.Wear long hair or facial hair if you're a man (depends on the local customs of the country you live in)

Since: Mar 09

United States

#2 Apr 10, 2011
Not all of those are correct. I'd say more than half are wrong.

Since: Jan 07

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#3 Apr 10, 2011
Satan's approach remains the same:

*** Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Jehovah God withholds NOTHING that is a benefit to us.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#4 Apr 10, 2011
True...Gareth...True.

Since: Apr 09

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#5 Apr 11, 2011
Why did you list all the holidays, did you need it to make your numbers higher? Why didn't you just say that you can't celebrate holidays. Some of these things are nuts. More than half of them I wouldn't want to do anyway. And some are downright wrong! You just want to find fault.
little lamb

Australia

#6 Apr 11, 2011
But then there is the other side of the coin

Jehovah God is a great God, and nothing is impossible for him

And he teaches us and disciplines, and desires so much for us to grow.

All his commandments are for our benefit..

Just as a parent puts a fence up to block their child from playing on the road, its for the childs safety... And sometimes if the child sneaks out and plays on the road, and says " well nothing happened' Why the parent is longsighted and knows the risk, and what parent allows the child to keep playing in a dangerous place.

I just believe it is wonderful to have a God that cares and takes the time to put in his boundaries to teach us.

I am so grateful that Jehovah and Jesus are in our lives.
e-watchman

Brighton, UK

#7 Apr 11, 2011
Well, I'd say the list pretty much verifies that Jehovah's Witnesses are no part of the world.

“Tight lines”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#8 Apr 11, 2011
TRUE
Contribute to the Presidential Campaign Fund on their tax return
Join the armed forces and defend their country
Say the Pledge of Allegiance
Salute the flag
Vote
Take a stand for any political issue inside their organization
Take a stand on any political or 'worldly' issue outside of their organization
Campaign for a political candidate
Hold political office
Become a police officer if a gun is required
Smoke tobacco and cigars
Work full time selling tobacco and cigars
Donate blood
Accept blood transfusions. See Abstain From Blood
Be hypnotized
Join the Boy Scouts
Join the Girl Guides
Attend other Christian churches
Attend nondenominational churches
Attend non Christian churches
Get married in another church
Dating non believers is discouraged
Casual dating is discouraged
Dating someone without the intent of getting married
Having sex before marriage
Marriage to non believers is not recommended
Be gay or lesbian. Homosexuality is not acceptable.
Throw rice at a wedding
Get divorced unless the reason is adultery
Can't remarry unless their ex commits fornication first
Toast drinks
Buy a raffle ticket
Play bingo
Gamble
Sing any holiday songs
Sing the National Anthem
Celebrate Christmas - Why?
Celebrate New Years Eve - Why?
Celebrate Easter - Why?
Celebrate Mother's Day - Why?
Celebrate Father's Day
Celebrate birthdays - Why?
Celebrate Thanksgiving
Celebrate Flag Day
Celebrate Veteran's Day
Celebrate Independence Day
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day
Celebrate Valentine's Day
Celebrate Halloween - Why?
Celebrate Hanukkah
Accept holiday gifts - Why?
Celebrate any holiday except the death of Jesus - Why?
Partake in the bread and wine that represents Christ unless they are part of the 144,000
Make holiday artwork for school
Engage in holiday parties at school
Porneia
Do suggestive and immodest dancing in a public place
Attend a class, workshop, or seminar, sponsored by another church
Attend social events or fund raisers sponsored by another church
Use of bad language (curse words) is discouraged
Wear revealing clothes or skirts that are too short (looked down upon)
Wear long hair or facial hair if you're a man (depends on the local customs of the country you live in)

Since: Mar 09

United States

#9 Apr 11, 2011
Good list...FN. Especially since it all helps one to be "no part of the world" and what it stands for.
Al Dente

Lenexa, KS

#10 Apr 11, 2011
You could rename this thread 141 things Satan has put up as stumbling blocks to true worship, to get people to unwittingly engage in paganism and idolatry and offend Jehovah, to draw people into his world and out of association with fellow worshippers of Jehovah and to try to cause people to be rebellious and insist on their own rights even if it hinders the spreading of the good news and, ultimately, to get them to show that they prefer his worldly organization over Jehovah's organization.

And they are working.
erik reyus

San Diego, CA

#11 Apr 27, 2011
Nomi wrote:
Good list...FN. Especially since it all helps one to be "no part of the world" and what it stands for.
ur not a jehovas witness u cused which is a sin !!!!!!
UNchained

Rogersville, TN

#12 Apr 27, 2011
One thing Jehovah's Witnesses are encouraged to do is recruit people who are already Christians into their version of Christianity:

MAY 1977 KINGDOM MINISTRY
PAGE 2
What kind of reaction did Ezekiel and Isaiah meet in their territory? Did they quit?(Ezek. 2:7; Isa. 6:8-10) The situation is similar today in Christendom, which is our territory. Yet some sincere ones do accept the truth, and how glad we are to help them!(Have good local experience related; or use yb77 p. 250 par.4 to p. 252 par.2.)

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on my droid

United States

#13 Apr 27, 2011
One thing that really got me that's not on the list is that you can not be a jw and work a second shift job

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#14 Apr 28, 2011
UNchained wrote:
One thing Jehovah's Witnesses are encouraged to do is recruit people who are already Christians into their version of Christianity:
MAY 1977 KINGDOM MINISTRY
PAGE 2
What kind of reaction did Ezekiel and Isaiah meet in their territory? Did they quit?(Ezek. 2:7; Isa. 6:8-10) The situation is similar today in Christendom, which is our territory. Yet some sincere ones do accept the truth, and how glad we are to help them!(Have good local experience related; or use yb77 p. 250 par.4 to p. 252 par.2.)
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I'm sure that Paul was glad that Jesus converted him, as he thought that he was worshiping God in an acceptable way, but he was mistaken, wasn't he.
UNchained

Rogersville, TN

#15 Apr 28, 2011
Richardnak wrote:
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I'm sure that Paul was glad that Jesus converted him, as he thought that he was worshiping God in an acceptable way, but he was mistaken, wasn't he.
Paul was a Jew.
Jesus introduced Christianity to the Jews.
Jesus' target audience were Jews:

He replied,“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Matthew 15:24

The majority of people that JW's target are already Christians who trust Jesus, have faith in Him and witness about Him.

They already have the truth.

His name is Jesus.

JW's try to introduce them to a different truth, the truth of the Watchtower Society.

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“Tight lines”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16 Apr 28, 2011
UNchained wrote:
<quoted text>
Paul was a Jew.
Jesus introduced Christianity to the Jews.
Jesus' target audience were Jews:
He replied,“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Matthew 15:24
The majority of people that JW's target are already Christians who trust Jesus, have faith in Him and witness about Him.
They already have the truth.
His name is Jesus.
JW's try to introduce them to a different truth, the truth of the Watchtower Society.
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Really?
What about the Samaritan woman at the well?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#17 Apr 28, 2011
UNchained wrote:
<quoted text>
Paul was a Jew.
Jesus introduced Christianity to the Jews.
Jesus' target audience were Jews:
He replied,“I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Matthew 15:24
The majority of people that JW's target are already Christians who trust Jesus, have faith in Him and witness about Him.
They already have the truth.
His name is Jesus.
JW's try to introduce them to a different truth, the truth of the Watchtower Society.
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Most Christians through history and down to today, are being lead by the weeds that Jesus shows were sown in by Satan's false teachings. As weeds do take over the field and crowd out the wheat for the most part. But a few of the wheat have always remained down through history, even though they were persecuted and killed by the mainstream churches.

Those that we approach today, are still following the weeds, but we try to introduce them to the wheat, Jesus' true sons of the Kingdom.
UNchained

Rogersville, TN

#18 Apr 28, 2011
Richardnak wrote:
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Most Christians through history and down to today, are being lead by the weeds that Jesus shows were sown in by Satan's false teachings. As weeds do take over the field and crowd out the wheat for the most part. But a few of the wheat have always remained down through history, even though they were persecuted and killed by the mainstream churches.
Those that we approach today, are still following the weeds, but we try to introduce them to the wheat, Jesus' true sons of the Kingdom.
Charles Taze Russell was a weed.

That is why he left Christianity and started a cult.

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UNchained

Rogersville, TN

#19 Apr 28, 2011
florida native wrote:
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Really?
What about the Samaritan woman at the well?
The Samaritans received only the five books of Moses, and rejected the writings of the prophets, and all the Jewish traditions. From these causes arose an irreconcilable difference between them, so that the Jews regarded them as the worst of the human race,(John 8:48) and had no dealings with them,(John 4:9).

Our Saviour, however, preached the gospel to them afterwards,(John 4:6-26) and the apostles imitated his example, Acts 8:25. The gospel was, however, first preached to the Jews.

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UNchained

Rogersville, TN

#20 Apr 28, 2011
Another thing JW's can't do:

They can't show their congregation elders all the posts they make on this board and retain any 'privileges od service' they have in the congregation.

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