1. Myth: Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in heaven.
Apparently, this is not a new saying as people tend to say what they might have heard about the Witnesses not scrutinizing them whether or not they are truth.
Truth: Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in heaven as the residence of the Creator of the Universe.
2. Myth: Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in hell.
Truth: This is where people misunderstand themselves. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe ‘Hell’ is the common grave of mankind. Witnesses do not believe in ‘hell fire’ as it is unbiblical, unless you’ll show me where the original sinners — Adam and Eve — went to ‘hell fire.’
Myth: Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate anything.
Truth: If you mean holidays like birthdays, Christmas etc., of course yes. Think: what is the relevance of Santa Claus in the bible? Do they or not have pagan origins? In fact, Witnesses commemorate the Death of Jesus as Jesus asked his disciples to do.
4. Myth: Jehovah’s Witness do not speak in tongues.
Truth: Well, Jehovah’s Witnesses speak many languages as they come from differing lands but do not involve in the ecstatic speaking performed today by religious leaders. The first century Christians who received the gift used it to preach to people (as the early congregants were filled with people from many lands), so they spoke a language and all who heard understood. Note: To preach. Is that what is done today? Don’t throw caution to the wind.
5. Myth: Jehovah’s Witnesses do not do blood transfusions and are wicked to see their loved one die.
Truth: Witnesses put much faith in doing God’s will. Sorry to disappoint you, they love their children and loved ones. In fact, medical practitioners agree that it is not safe either, and no guarantee of living well or surviving as no blood samples really match another. Besides, there are other non-blood media. Coming to think of it, Witnesses put faith in the resurrection. Yes, so why worry of this wicked world?
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