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150 things Jehovah Witness Can’t do and why

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Today we’re going to be listing most things the Jehovah Witness Can’t do and why. But first, let’s know who Jehovah witness are and a little history about them.

Jehovah’s Witness, are a member of a millennialist denomination that was developed within the larger 19th-century Adventist movement in the United States and has since then spread globally. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are an outgrowth of the International Bible Students Association, which was founded in 1872 in Pittsburgh by Charles Taze Russell.

History of Jehovah Witness

Jehovah Witness is regarded as an Adventist movement emerged in the 1830s around the predictions of William Miller, who prophesied that Jesus Christ would return in 1843 or 1844. When Christ did not return as Miller prophecied, Adventists divided into a number of factions. During the 1870s, Charles Taze Russell crown himself as an independent and controversial Adventist teacher.

He rejected belief in hell as a place of eternal torment and adopted a non-Trinitarian theology that denied the divinity of Jesus. He also interpreted the Second Coming of Jesus Christ in accordance with the literal translation of the original Greek term, parousia (“presence”), suggesting that Christ would come as an invisible presence and that the Parousia, or “Millennial Dawn,” already had occurred, in 1874.

Things Jehovah witness can't do

Below are some of the things Jehovah witness members can’t do and why.

  1. Belong to another organization or club for the purpose of socializing with nonbelievers.
  2. 2.Have best friends and activity buddies who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses.
  3. 3.Associate with people outside their organization when it is not necessary.
  4. 4.Attend social functions sponsored by their employer unless attendance is required
  5. 5.Associate with coworkers after business hours in a social settings
  6. 6.Disagree with their organization’s rules and code of conduct.
  7. 7.Disagree with their organization’s doctrines.
  8. 8.Contribute to the Presidential Campaign Fund on their tax return
  9. 9.Join the armed forces and defend their country
  10. 10.Say the Pledge of Allegiance
  11. 11.Salute the flag
  12. 12.Vote
  13. 13.
  14. Run for leadership in their organization. (JW’s are ‘appointed’ and invited to be leaders.)
  15. 14.Run for leadership in any organization
  16. 15.Take a stand for any political issue inside their organization
  17. 16.Take a stand on any political or ‘worldly’ issue outside of their organization
  18. 17.Campaign for a political candidate
  19. 18.Hold political office
  20. 19.Discuss politics
  21. 20.Be a union steward or shop steward
  22. 21.Actively be involved in a union strike
  23. 22.Use a gun for protection against humans
  24. 23.Become a police officer if a gun is required
  25. 24.Wear military uniforms or clothing associated with war
  26. 25.Take yoga classes and practice the discipline of yoga.
  27. 26.Smoke tobacco and cigars
  28. 27.Work full time selling tobacco and cigars
  29. 28.Attend Alcoholics Anonymous
  30. 29.Donate blood
  31. 30.Have blood transfusions
  32. 31.Read books, magazines, publications, and literature from other religions.
  33. 32.Buy anything from a church store
  34. 33.Buy something at a church garage sale
  35. 34.Donate items to a church run store
  36. 35.Shop at the Salvation Army
  37. 36.Work for the Salvation Army
  38. 37.Work for another church
  39. 38.Play competitive sports on a school team
  40. 39.Play competitive sports professionally
  41. 40.Run for class president
  42. 41.Become a cheerleader
  43. 42.Go to the school prom or school dance.
  44. 43.Attend class reunions
  45. 44.Be hypnotized
  46. 45.Accept Jesus as their mediator
  47. 46.Join the Boy Scouts
  48. 47.Join the Girl Guides
  49. 48.Join the YMCA
  50. 49.Serve on jury duty
  51. 50.Study psychology, philosophy, sociology, and viewpoints that might shake their faith
  52. 51.Attend other Christian churches
  53. 52.Attend nondenominational churches
  54. 53.Attend non Christian churches
  55. 54.Get married in another church
  56. 55.Dating non believers is discouraged
  57. 56.Casual dating is discouraged
  58. 57.Dating someone without the intent of getting married
  59. 58.Having sex before marriage
  60. 59.Breaking an engagement, separation, and ‘unscriptural’ divorce may result in disciplinary action
  61. 60.Marriage to non believers is not recommended
  62. 61.Be gay or lesbian. Homosexuality is not acceptable.
  63. 62.Throw rice at a wedding
  64. 63.Get divorced unless the reason is adultery
  65. 64.Can’t remarry unless their ex commits fornication first
  66. 65.Toast drinks
  67. 66.Buy a raffle ticket
  68. 67.Play bingo
  69. 68.Gamble
  70. 69.Sing any holiday songs
  71. 70.Sing the National Anthem.
  72. 71.Celebrate Christmas – Why?
  73. 72.Celebrate New Years Eve – Why?
  74. 73.Celebrate Easter – Why?
  75. 74.Celebrate Mother’s Day – Why?
  76. 75.Celebrate Father’s Day
  77. 76.Celebrate birthdays – Why?
  78. 77.Celebrate Thanksgiving
  79. 78.Celebrate Flag Day
  80. 79.Celebrate Veteran’s Day
  81. 80.Celebrate Independence Day. Why?
  82. 81.Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day
  83. 82.Celebrate Valentine’s Day
  84. 83.Celebrate Halloween – Why?
  85. 84.Celebrate Hanukkah
  86. 85.Accept holiday gifts – Why?
  87. 86.Celebrate any holiday except the death of Jesus – Why?
  88. 87.Partake in the bread and wine that represents Christ unless they are part of the 144,000
  89. 88.Make holiday artwork for school
  90. 89.Engage in holiday parties at school
  91. 90.Take on a leadership role in school
  92. 91.Porneia
  93. 92.Do suggestive and immodest dancing in a public place
  94. 93.Attend a class, workshop, or seminar, sponsored by another church
  95. 94.Attend social events or fund raisers sponsored by another church
  96. 95.Use of bad language (curse words) is discouraged
  97. 96.Wear blue jeans, shorts, and overly casual clothing at the Kingdom Hall.
  98. 97.Wear pants at a Kingdom Hall if you’re a woman
  99. 98.Wear revealing clothes or skirts that are too short (looked down upon)
  100. 99.Wear long hair or facial hair if you’re a man (depends on the local customs of the country you live in)
  101. 100.Body piercing are discouraged
  102. 101.Tattoos are discouraged
  103. 102.State or imply that the Watchtower is not run by Jehovah God.
  104. 103.Have discussions and express Bible based viewpoints that contradict the organization’s beliefs
  105. 104.Say anything negative about their organization. JW’s must ‘speak in agreement’ and be ‘like-minded’.
  106. 105.Consider other religious beliefs as valid and truthful.
  107. 106.Acknowledge any prayer spoken by a non believer as valid
  108. 107.Take another Jehovah’s Witness to court (with exceptions)
  109. 108.Wear or own a cross
  110. 109.Own any religious picture
  111. 110.Own any religious statue
  112. 111.Engage in idolatry
  113. 112.Believe in miracles (except those found in the Bible)
  114. 113.Believe in ghosts
  115. 114.Witchcraft
  116. 115.Black magic
  117. 116.White magic
  118. 117.Consult with a psychic or become one
  119. 118.Study tarot cards, get a reading or give a reading
  120. 119.Study numerology or get a reading
  121. 120.Dabble in ESP (extrasensory perception), dowsing, or divination
  122. 121.Use a tool such as a pendulum to access information from the spiritual realm
  123. 122.Attempt to communicate with departed spirits.
  124. 123.Attend a seance
  125. 124.Believe in good luck or say things such as ‘Good luck to you’. Why?
  126. 125.Believe or say anything superstitious
  127. 126.Prophesy
  128. 127.Speaking in tongues
  129. 128.Laying on of hands
  130. 129.Energy healing such as Reiki
  131. 130.Read their horoscope
  132. 131.Study astrology or zodiac signs
  133. 132.Combat training, boxing, or martial arts
  134. 133.Go to heaven unless they are part of the 144,000
  135. 134.Worship Jesus as God
  136. 135.Idolize any celebrity or love and admire them to excess
  137. 136.Women can’t be elders
  138. 137.Women can’t be ministerial servants (assistants to the elders)
  139. 138.Divulge secret information to enemies and those not entitled to know.
  140. 139.Greet or talk with disfellowshipped persons (with some exceptions)
  141. 140.Associate with disfellowshipped persons except for immediate family living in the same house
  142. 141.Keep secrets from the organization. Jehovah’s Witnesses report friends and family members breaking the rules

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