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Am I Expected to Become One of Jehovah’s Witnesses if I Study the Bible With Them?

Jehovah’s Witnesses study the Bible free of charge with millions of people around the world. But if you study with us, do you have to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Am I Expected to Become One of Jehovah’s Witnesses if I Study the Bible With Them?

Jehovah’s Witnesses study the Bible free of charge with millions of people around the world. But if you study with us, do you have to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Celebrate Easter?

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

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a Paid Clergy?

Is there a clergy-laity division? Who serve as ordained ministers?

Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses Celebrate Easter?

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

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have a Paid Clergy?

Is there a clergy-laity division? Who serve as ordained ministers?

Beliefs

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Are parts of the Bible outdated?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?

Organization

Why Use the Name Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Consider where the name came from.

How Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses Are There Worldwide?

See how we compile statistics on the number of congregation members.

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 a Paid Clergy?

Is there a clergy-laity division? Who serve as ordained ministers?

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Women Preachers?

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

How Are Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Congregations Organized?

Find out how we receive guidance and instruction through this arrangement.

What Is the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Are its members the leaders of our organization?

What Is the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society?

How is it connected to the work of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Membership

How Many of Jehovah’s Witnesses Are There Worldwide?

See how we compile statistics on the number of congregation members.

How Do I Become One of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Matthew 28:19, 20 identifies three steps.

Am I Expected to Become One of Jehovah’s Witnesses if I Study the Bible With Them?

Jehovah’s Witnesses study the Bible free of charge with millions of people around the world. But if you study with us, do you have to become one of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Can a Person Resign From Being One of Jehovah’s Witnesses?

There are two ways in which this could happen.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Shun Former Members?

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

Preaching

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?

Meetings and Worship

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?

Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Observe the Lord’s Supper Differently From the Way Other Religions Do?

Also called the Last Supper or the Memorial of Christ’s Death, it is the most sacred event for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Consider what the Bible says about this occasion.

View of the Bible

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Their Own Bible?

Using a variety of Bible translations can enhance your study of the Bible. Three points in particular make the New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures worthy to include in your studies.

Is the New World Translation Accurate?

Why does the New World Translation differ from many other translations?

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.

Community and Political Involvement

Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Maintain Political Neutrality?

Are they a threat to national security?

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.

Personal and Family Life

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.

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 Rules About Dating?

Is dating just a form of recreation or something more?

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

What basic principles should a Christian weigh when selecting entertainment?

Customs and Celebrations

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.

Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Observe the Lord’s Supper Differently From the Way Other Religions Do?

Also called the Last Supper or the Memorial of Christ’s Death, it is the most sacred event for Jehovah’s Witnesses. Consider what the Bible says about this occasion.

How Do Jehovah’s Witnesses View Funerals?

The decisions Witnesses make concerning funerals are governed by deeply held convictions regarding death. So what principles guide their decisions?

Who Are Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Christians?

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

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Protestants?

Two facts differentiate Jehovah’s Witnesses from other non-Catholic religions that are also called Christian.

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses an American Sect?

Consider four facts about this international organization.

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Zionists?

We base our beliefs on the Scriptures, which do not exalt any ethnic group over another.

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a Cult?

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