There was a post last night about JWs. And after reading many of the post I am very confused by where some of you got your ideas about what they believe. So, here is my "question"...
If you could ask a JW anything and get a straight answer without the fear of having them at your door every day, what would you ask??
**Beware, You may get your answers...
Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
Answer by stvmen88 at 9:52 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
They knock on your door because they are following the bibles command to minister. It may be annoying but I don't think it's any one's place to tell someone not to listen to the word of their God. Besides, I know all the local ones, they come in and see the kids and don't bother me about religion, since my mom, gram and aunts are all JW... I guess they figure I know everything they will say.
However if you call the Kingdom Hall or send them a letter that says you are not interested and want a notation on their "territory card" that you do NOT want anyone knocking at your door for any reason... They will mark your address off and you will only get one every 5 years or so. And they only do that in case you have moved. Just make sure you actually use the words Territory card in your request.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:55 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
stvmen88 ~ That's awesome that you got to be at her baptism. In the life of a JW that's a HUGE step. However I do want to correct one small point. All JW's Baptised of not go door to door, it's called ministry work. Pioneering is something special. That's when they vow to put in full time hours (40+ hours a week) in to the ministry work and is not a requirement but is highly recommended. And is seen as very honorable, it's not easy to get out there and knock on doors 40 hours a week...
Other pioneers go "where the need is great." and put in their hours. My grandmother just did a tour in the Appalachia Mountains. They went to do volunteer work and pioneer through works as well as words...
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:02 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 10:11 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
Anon 9:57 - I'm sorry you feel that way. Maybe you should have been paying more attention. There are valid reasons they do not celebrate holidays. And I'm not sure what "lies" you feel they are spreading but as with any religion you do not have to agree, but bashing isn't nice either... And not at all what this post is about.
Anon 9:58 -JWs believe that if you die before the Great Tribulation then no matter if you are JW or not, will be resurrected in to the Paradise for 1000 years. At the end of that time Satan will be let loss a second time and everyone will have the choice to follow him or God. All that follow Satan will be destroyed. If you are killed in the Great Tribulation you are being killed BY GOD, and therefore have already been judged. As for the 144,000, God chooses those that will become a part of them, not any other. The bible says they are pure of spirit, but that not deed will get you there.
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:12 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
Answer by stvmen88 at 10:13 AM on Jul. 4, 2009
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