Jehovah’s Witnesses Jehovah’s Witnesses are a people known widely throughout the world. They are well-dressed people who come knocking at your door on different occasions offering religious literature for sale or trying to introduce their beliefs through carefully prepared conversation. People young, old, rich, poor, well educated and non-educated have embraced them. Their enthusiasm as proclaimers of God’s Kingdom has impressed even their harshest critics. Their love toward one another makes some non-witnesses hope and pray that more people would act in that manner. Yet, some may still wonder, who really are the Jehovah’s Witnesses? What is their history, their practices and their beliefs? Why are they the most attacked new religious
Many are times nurses that the efforts of nurses’ medical interventions have been rejected by the patient owing to their religious beliefs. As such this paper details out the dilemma, the nurses faces while taking care of Jehovah Witness patients and the actions they take to treat the patient without violating their rights.
In recent days I had the opportunity to go back to North Carolina for a few short days. There, with a heavy heart from a loss in the family, I had nothing else to look towards. I’ve always heard of individuals finding peace, faith, blessings, and love of Christ from attending church. I’ve never been a person who put their faith into a higher power. As I was growing up my parents never wanted to force me into any religion without me knowing everything about it and choosing which route to take on my own. As the years treaded on, I never bothered myself to learn about the many different religions and what each stands for. So I used this opportunity as mine to attend church for the very first time. I attended the Roman Catholic services held
“The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church” by Dr. Ron Rosenbladt is a presentation that focuses on those who have left the church behind and no longer associate themselves with it. He categorizes those who have left into two sections: “sad” alumni and “mad” alumni. Sad alumni are those people who really wanted to believe but never could really get it right, while mad alumni are those who were “conned” by the church into giving themselves over to Christ and trying to believe and then when things didn’t quite work out, they were tossed away. This presentation focuses on how to bring people like this back to the faith, both the sad and mad alumni.
Dare to Act Response God has blessed each of us with our own set of gifts. These gifts, ultimately for his glory, exist to help us help others in some fashion. In week two of this course, an assignment to assess and discuss our own gifts was completed.
I grew up knowing this gospel, I lived in Salt Lake City, my parents were extremely emerced in the church with callings like young women’s president, primary president, Sunday school teacher, elder quorum president, 2nd counseler to the bishop, stake relief society president, and 1st counsel to the stake Sunday school president. Their testimonies and examples help me understand the principles of Christ’s teachings. I grew up knowing what was good and what was bad, and from an early age I hated being in the wrong. I liked to please people and felt so uncomfortable with the feeling of guilt. Looking back on it now I can see that is a gift that God gave me, it was great it kept me out of trouble for the beginning years of my life, but it wasn’t
Discussion Board 2 First we should start up a conversation with them. Take time to ask them about their background, beliefs, interests, or other things of that nature. “Understanding a person’s worldview can help you to communicate with them better as well as help you understand what they believe and why they
All you have to do is sign this document and all your suffering and pain will end, now will you sign, or not? This is a decision that many of Jehovah’s Witnesses during the Nazi Regime faced. What did this document contain? It stated that they would abandon their beliefs and faith in Jehovah God and pledge loyalty to the man behind their persecution of not only them, but also persecutor of the gypsies, Jews, and other groups of people he hated, he was Adolf Hitler. Jehovah’s Witnesses had a number of their human rights violated during the Holocaust. Foremost though, what are human rights? According to www.humanrights.com, human rights are, “The rights you have simply because you are human.” There are thirty human rights that are found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that people should apply, but sadly don’t. The book Stolen Into Slavery by Judith Dennis and Fradin explains another group of people that were violated of their human rights, 19th century slaves. These slaves were required to labor and suffer pain in the South, but some of these slaves were actually free black men from the northern states (where slavery was illegal) who had been lured into the southern states (where slavery was legal and encouraged) like Solomon Northup was a victim to this scam. Jehovah’s Witnesses and slaves were persecuted in a homogeneous manner, in a sense that both groups were tortured, imprisoned and taken away to another country or location, and they were also stripped of
Testimony Born and raised in Marion, Iowa and into an evangelical church, my parents “Baby Dedicated” my life to christ. At age 5 my family moved to New Covenant Bible Church. When I was young I didn't think much of church, it was just something you did and was merely
). Also 62% of the religiously affiliated say that they attend a religious service at least twice a month (Pew Research Center). And among the religiously affiliated, the Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons have the greatest levels of regular religious services. Of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, 85% say they attend religious services at least once a week, and 77% of Mormons say they attend them once a week (Pew Research Center). In contrast, 39% of Catholics and 39% of Protestants say they attend Mass weekly, which is relatively lower than the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Mormons (Pew Research Center). There is also quite a large gap in going to religious services between the old and young Americans. The gap is particularly large for Catholics. 56% percent
Growing up in Utah and not being Mormon intensifies how difficult making friends and going to school can be. There is a heavy idioculture, distinctive customs and values (p. 398), around Mormons that seeps into every aspect of life from young men & women to missionaries to green jello with
Mackenzie, I'm glad to see someone with the same beliefs as I. Religion was never forced upon me as a child, but I did go to church every Sunday and also to bible school. I went through a stage of questions as I was going through my confirmation. These questions that I came up with made me question everything because what I asked, always went unanswered. During a mission trip that I went on with my church my senior year, I was able to see that nothing can truly be answered by anyone but God. Many may disagree but to me its what I believe. After hearing stories of people struggling in their lives from taking care of a family with no money, having no food to eat, being homeless. I was able to realize that God put these people on earth to teach
I used to have a friend lets call her Laura. Laura’s mom was a Jehovah Witness and her dad was non practicing, but her mother was devout to the point that she would let her child die before she would accept a blood transfusion. As you can tell I have biases when it comes to religious beliefs. Well Laura got accepted to a university about 5hour away the same school I was, and she really wanted to go, but her dad being a Mexican a machismo Mexican (there is a difference) threatened to disown her. She was all distraught, and me being me told her to tell them to go to hell and walk out the door and go to college. I spent weeks convincing her or trying to, and for a while I had her set to go she had everything done she even had a dorm room, and then her mother got pregnant and told her she had to raise the child like the oldest daughter should. I again told her to tell her mom to go to hell, but I am sad to say Laura stayed home raised her sister and went to the local community college. Knowing what I know now I should have kept silent about my beliefs and supported her right to choose what she wanted to do maybe she would have chosen school if I had not pushed my values on her so hard. To this day I recognize what I did wrong, but I still feel she wasted her life by rising someone else’s child, and becoming another statistic. I do however, see that maybe she did make the choice that was best for her, and though I do not agree with her the choice was never mine to make, and
Being raised with the beliefs that I have are something I hold deeply in my heart. I have witnessed many miracles throughout my life not only for myself, but for others around me as well. We are taught all throughout the Bible what love is and how to love. God shows his love to his people by reading the scriptures of the Bible. One scripture that addresses Gods Love for us is in 1 John 4:9-11 it read “ In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:9-11, The New King James Version). This verse shows us that God's love for his people is unconditional and the fact that he would send his own son to die on the cross for our sins. God gives his believers commandments to live by. We are commanded to love one another as he has loved us and to love they neighbor as we love ourselves. Those who believe are Gods disciples and we are to show others the love that God shows us. Even though there is so much sin throughout this world God still loves each and every