Frequently Asked Questions About Jehovah’s Witnesses

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Break Up Families or Build Them Up?

Jehovah’s Witnesses are sometimes accused of breaking up families. But do the Witnesses actually cause discord?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Break Up Families or Build Them Up?

Jehovah’s Witnesses are sometimes accused of breaking up families. But do the Witnesses actually cause discord?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Women Preachers?

What role do women play in the worldwide preaching work done by Jehovah’s Witnesses?

How Do Jehovah’s Witnesses View Education?

What principles do Jehovah’s Witnesses keep in mind when making decisions about secular education?

What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?

Get a summary of 15 of our basic beliefs.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe in Jesus?

Consider why faith in Jesus is essential for true Christians.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe That They Have the One True Religion?

Did Jesus say there are many roads leading to salvation?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Feel That They Are the Only People Who Will Be Saved?

The Bible explains who have the opportunity for salvation.

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Tolerant of Other Religions?

Learn how tolerance identifies true Christians.

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Accept Blood Transfusions?

There are many misconceptions about Jehovah’s Witnesses and blood transfusions. Learn the facts about our beliefs in this area.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe in Creationism?

Did you know that some creationist ideas actually conflict with the Bible?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe in the Old Testament?

Are parts of the Bible outdated? Find out how Christians can benefit from relevant history and practical advice in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Why Have Jehovah’s Witnesses Changed Some of Their Beliefs?

The need for adjustments should be no surprise. On a number of occasions in Bible times too, God’s worshippers had to alter their viewpoint.

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Use the Cross in Worship?

Although we are Christians, we do not use the cross in our worship. Why not?

Why Use the Name Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Consider where the name came from.

Who Was the Founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Read why Charles Taze Russell was not the founder of a new religion.

How is the Work of Jehovah’s Witnesses Financed?

Learn how our global preaching work continues to grow without the use of collections or tithes.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Practice Tithing?

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses required to donate a specific amount of money?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Women Preachers?

What role do women play in the worldwide preaching work done by Jehovah’s Witnesses?

What Is the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Are its members the leaders of our organization?

How Do I Become One of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Matthew 28:19, 20 identifies three steps.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Shun Former Members?

At times disfellowshipping is necessary and it can help a person return to the congregation.

Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Go From Door to Door?

Learn what Jesus told his earliest disciples to do.

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Trying to Earn Salvation by Their Door-to-Door Ministry?

Learn what we believe about salvation and how it is received.

Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Call On People Who Already Have a Religion?

What motivates us to call on people who have their own religion?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Pressure People to Change Religions?

Is the public preaching of Jehovah’s Witnesses proselytism? Are they trying to force others into religious conversion?

What Is a Bible Study?

Get answers to questions about our free Bible study program.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Do Missionary Work?

Who share in doing missionary work, and why? Do any receive special training for this work?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Women Preachers?

What role do women play in the worldwide preaching work done by Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Call Their Meeting Place a Church?

Find out where the term “Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses” comes from and why we use it.

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Use the Cross in Worship?

Although we are Christians, we do not use the cross in our worship. Why not?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe in the Old Testament?

Are parts of the Bible outdated? Find out how Christians can benefit from relevant history and practical advice in the Hebrew Scriptures.

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Go to War?

Jehovah’s Witnesses are known worldwide for refusing to go to war. Learn why we take this stand.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Assist With Disaster Relief?

Learn how we provide practical disaster relief assistance for fellow believers as well as others.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Accept Medical Treatment?

Some people think Jehovah’s Witnesses reject all medical care. Is that true?

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Accept Blood Transfusions?

There are many misconceptions about Jehovah’s Witnesses and blood transfusions. Learn the facts about our beliefs in this area.

How Do Jehovah’s Witnesses View Education?

What principles do Jehovah’s Witnesses keep in mind when making decisions about secular education?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Break Up Families or Build Them Up?

Jehovah’s Witnesses are sometimes accused of breaking up families. But do the Witnesses actually cause discord?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Ban Certain Movies, Books, or Songs?

What basic principles should a Christian weigh when selecting entertainment?

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Celebrate Christmas?

Many people celebrate Christmas despite knowing its origins. Find out why Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t.

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Celebrate Easter?

Most view Easter as a Christian celebration. Why don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate it?

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Celebrate Birthdays?

Consider four aspects of birthday celebrations that show why God is not pleased with them.

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?

Please consider how we are different from religious groups called Christian.

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a Cult?

Compare two common perceptions regarding cults with the facts about Jehovah’s Witnesses.