WHY DON’T JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES ATTEND OR CELEBRATE BIRTHDAY PARTIES?

Thank you for your question. Ecclesiastes 7:1 says: “A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death is better than the day of birth.” What is this Bible verse saying?

Usually when a baby is born it is impossible to know how his/her life will turn out despite having a good upbringing. What if the child, as he/she grows older embarks upon a life of crime and comes to have a terrible reputation among his/her peers and family and God? Can it be said that their birth turned out to be something to celebrate? On the flip side, when one has built up a fine or good reputation with others and with Jehovah God Himself, if that person dies, then his death can be said to be better than the day of his/her birth.

Also, the Bible verse at Romans 1:25 says: “They exchanged the truth of God for the lie and venerated (worshipped) and rendered sacred service to the creation (humans, animals, religious idols, religious paraphernalia and the like), rather than the Creator…”

Celebrating a person’s birthday is a form of worship that is rendered to them when we celebrate their birthday or the day of their birth. To venerate means to worship to put on high or exalt an object or human for the sole purpose of giving them recognition rather than the Creator. Many don’t realize that this is what they are doing when they celebrate their birthday or attend someone’s elses birthday.

Also, the Bible only mentions two birthdays inwhich on both occasions a death occurred. Please keep in mind that Jesus Christ never commanded his true followers to celebrate his birthday but rather to memorialize his death: (Luke 22:19).

Origen a 3rd century C.E writer wrote and insists that of all the holy people in the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have had a feast or held a banquet on his birthday…

Clearly the custom of celebrating birthdays does not originate in either the Hebrew or the Greek Scriptures. This is the reason why Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate or attend birthday parties.

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Urgent!! Lives Are At Stake!!

The Great Tribulation and Armageddon are coming. Those two events will not be late. Be PREPARED to survive the end of Satan’s wicked system of things (Zephaniah 1:14-18, Zephaniah 2:2-3). Make plans to be in the “basement”, “attic”, “woods”, or wherever Jehovah designates His people to be.
Those of you who are not yet Jehovah’s Witnesses, it is urgent that you seek out those who are spiritually qualified and designated by Jehovah God and Jesus Christ to teach you accurate scriptural knowledge from the Bible. Taking in accurate knowledge of Jehovah God and His appointed King and Son Jesus Christ can put honest-hearted, humble ones on the road to everlasting life on a beautiful, peaceful, pristine, paradise earth for the VAST majority of obedient mankind.
Remember, just about everyone is familiar with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Many have relatives that are Jehovah’s Witnesses. Some of us are at your place of employment or are your classmates. We could be your neighbor or spouse. But whatever the case, we, Jehovah’s Witnesses, are in your local area on a regular basis. Perhaps you have seen us on your street or road going from residence to residence. Why not take the opportunity to speak with us, Jehovah’s Witnesses, about any concerns or questions you may have on your heart and mind. Or please feel free to visit the local Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in your area. We are not hard to find.
DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS crisis, please contact us via our official website JW dot ORG/home page/scroll down to REQUEST A VISIT FROM JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES and fill out the online form. With SOCIAL DISTANCING and STAY AT HOME orders in place due to the Coronavirus, communicating with Jehovah’s Witnesses can be done via videoconferencing, telephone, text messaging, email or even through the mail.
The Bible verse at Ezekiel 33:11 says Jehovah’s people are to: “TELL them, ‘”As surely as I am alive”, declares the Sovereign Lord Jehovah, “I take NO PLEASURE in the death of the wicked, but rather that someone wicked CHANGES his way and keeps living. TURN BACK, turn back from your bad ways, for why should you die….?'”
See also Ezekiel 18:23 and 1st Timothy 2:2-4
May Jehovah bless the efforts and courage of those seeking refuge in Him and who want to and desire to survive the end of this wicked system of things (1st Timothy 2:4, John 17:3).
Isaiah 26:20 – “GO, my people, enter your inner rooms, and shut your doors behind you. Hide yourself for a brief moment until the wrath has passed by.”

STAY AWAKE!

“People will become faint out of fear and expectation of the things coming upon the inhabited earth, for the POWERS of the heavens will be shaken.” (Luke 21:26).

…The POWERS of the HEAVENS will be shaken… Who or what are these powers of the heavens that will be shaken 🤔? Those “powers of the heavens” certainly IS NOT Jehovah, Jesus, those of Christ’ anointed brothers in the heavens and the faithful, loyal, powerful angels. Jehovah CANNOT be shaken or filled with fear. Jesus and the others in heaven cannot be shaken or filled with fear because they have Jehovah’s unfailing backing.

The Bible likens the heavens to rulerships. So these “powers of the heavens”, must be those in ruling capacities or representing rulership. These ones are suppose to be “experts” in “fixing” problems that come upon the inhabitants of the earth. But at some point(s) in history according to the composite sign that Jesus left his disciples; those high in authority or in ruling capacities will not have a clue, they will be stumped, shakened to their core in such a way that they will have no answers, no helpful “light” to shed on the terrible things coming upon the earth. They will be just as much in dark as the people they rule over. Truly, in a human authoritive, rulership sense, they are the “blind leading the blind.”
“The sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” Even though in ancient times Jehovah caused an unnatural phenomena to occur in the heavens concerning the sun and moon as recorded at Joshua 10:12-14, He may yet do the same thing during the GT and Armageddon.
The sun, stars and moon naturally shed light. Yet the symbolic, economic, social, political stars, sun and moon will be in the dark when it comes to giving comforting answers and solutions to mankind’s dire straits during the GT and Armageddon.
The beautiful thing is that servants of Jehovah are looking forward to these drastic conditions coming upon the earth even though we are not exempt from the terrible effects that exist today. We know it signifies the end of a corrupt, suffering, satanic, wicked system of things. Jesus said when we see these things occurring, we’re to lift our head up because our deliverance is near (Luke 21:28, Revelation 21:3-5, Isaiah 33:24, Acts 24:15, Psalm 37:10-11 and vss 29 and 37).
Are you someone who is feeling anxious and “faint out of fear” because of the terrible things that are happening and occurring earthwide? Do you long for answers about why there is so much suffering in the world and in one’s personal life? Would you like to know what the future holds? Have you ever wondered what God’s purpose is for humans? If you are/do, you are warmly welcomed to visit Jehovah’s Witnesses official online website at JW dot ORG/home page/scroll down to: REQUEST A VISIT FROM JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES and fill out the form.
May our loving heavenly Father Jehovah bless your efforts in your search for real answers to your concerns and questions. May He bless your search efforts in learning about His wonderful purpose for you and obedient humans in mankind’s coming history.

NEVER GIVE UP

It just dawned on me while going back over this week’s midweek Bible reading; that the man/angel, that was contending with Jacob all night long could have EASILY thumped Jacob to the side and the wrestling between the two could have been over in a matter of seconds. Yet this superhuman, VERY POWERFUL angel was able to balance his strength so as not to totally overpower Jacob. There’s a lesson in that to be found.
Seeing that Jacob was not about to give up contending with him until he recieved a blessing from Jehovah, the angel then touched the socket of Jacob’s hip, dislocating it while they were wrestling. And EVEN THEN, after the angel dislocated Jacob’s hip, Jacob still refused to stop wrestling with this angel! (Genesis 32:25-26)
Jacob’s strong determination to obtain a blessing made him oblivious to any hip joint pain he may have experienced. What a powerful lesson for me to imitate.
LESSON: No matter what I’m facing now or will be facing in the coming days ahead, no matter what “wrestlings” or situations I have to contend with, I wanna be determined to stick close to Jehovah and to follow in Jesus’ footsteps no matter how long I have to wait so as to obtain Jehovah’s blessing of being in the new world, a new world of His, Jehovah’s making (Revelation 21:3-5).

IN THE SAME BOAT

Covid-19 has leveled the playing field. How? Because the rich and famous cannot use their money to escape to a secluded island or a luxury resort on an island so as to avoid Covid-19. Their money cannot bring them happiness during this pandemic. All of us, earthwide, from the least to the greatest, from the poorest to the richest are on lockdown. All of us from the least to the greatest, from the poorest person to the richest person is experiencing significant anxiety due to Covid-19. And the masses are experiencing overwhelming feelings of hopelessness and helplessness.

We all, rich or poor, have to wear face masks outside our homes and sometimes in our home. Under those face masks can you see who’s rich or poor, who’s bad or good? And in most medical and secular genres protective clothing/gear from head to toe is a must.

People with money and great wealth, those with many possessions, with power, those in high positions of authority and the famous are experiencing the SAME things as the lowly one, as the “amhalerets”, people of the earth/dust as the haughty, arrogant Pharisees or religious leaders of Jesus day refered to the common people. At this point in history, we’re all in the same boat. Yes the playing field has been leveled.
YET, the future looks VERY bright according to Bible prophecy (Revelation 21:3-5). Need more information concerning what the future holds out for obedient mankind? Please visit Jehovah’s Witnesses official online home page and check out the free online Bible Study option and more, at JW dot ORG and a treasure trove of Bible based information will be at your fingertips.
Keep in mind the new world, paradise which will soon be a reality will “level the playing field” as well. There will not be such a thing as the “haves and the have nots” EVERYONE will have GENUINE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY to benefit from living under the reign of Jehovah God’s heavenly based Kingdom/Government in the hands of Jehovah’s appointed King and Son Jesus Christ.

Jesus Is Definitely Not God

It is very unfortunate that people do not believe Jesus is God’s Son and not God Himself. Some do not want to take the time to search and study the Holy Scriptures with those who are approved by God. So as a result many go on believing the false statement that Jesus is God.

The Bible says that Jesus is God’s first creation (Colossians 1:15).

The Bible also says that no man has seen God at any time (John 1:18).

The Bible also says that no man can see God and live (Exodus 33:20). Do you believe these Bible verses?