What medical treatment do Jehovah Witnesses refuse
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that it is against God’s will to receive blood and, therefore, they refuse blood transfusions, often even if it is their own blood..
Why do Jehovah Witness not celebrate birthdays
According to the religion’s official website JW.org, Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate birthdays “because we believe that such celebrations displease God.” The site also explains that “Although the Bible does not explicitly forbid celebrating birthdays, it does help us to reason on key features of these events and …
How many Jehovah’s Witnesses died because of no blood transfusion
Although there are no officially published statistics, it is estimated that about 1,000 Jehovah Witnesses die each year through abstaining from blood transfusions(20), with premature deaths(7,8).
Why do Jehovah Witnesses refuse to salute the flag
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe their allegiance belongs to God’s Kingdom, which they view as an actual government. They refrain from saluting the flag of any country or singing nationalistic songs, which they believe are forms of worship, although they may stand out of respect.
Why can’t Jehovah Witnesses go into other churches
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe only their religion really obeys God’s instructions and that God does not approve of any other religions (including Catholics, Protestants, Buddhists and Muslims) because they do not follow the Bible the right way.
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses accept organ transplants
Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse blood transfusions but accept solid organ transplants. … Thus, Jehovah’s Witnesses can receive a kidney and/or a pancreas transplant without blood transfusions at the time of surgery.
Can Jehovah Witnesses drink
Jehovah’s Witnesses are not against parties, music, dancing and drinking of alcohol, as long as they are done in moderation. It is not a sin to drink alcohol in moderation. … Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe in drinking and dancing.
Do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in birth control
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God or Jehovah. As the Bible does not directly discuss birth control, birth control is seen as a personal decision and is left to the individual’s conscience.
Can a doctors give a Jehovah’s Witnesses blood
A small group of people belonging to a certain religion, called Jehovah’s witness do not accept blood transfusion or blood products, based on biblical readings.
Why do Kingdom Halls not have Windows
A Kingdom Hall or Assembly Hall may originate from the renovation of an existing structure, such as a theater or non-Witness house of worship. In areas of repeated or reputed vandalism, particularly in cities, some Kingdom Halls are built without windows to reduce the risk of property damage.
What is the 2 witness rule
‘Two witness rule’ Jehovah’s Witnesses’ congregational judicial policies require the testimony of two material witnesses to establish a perpetrator’s serious sin in the absence of confession. The organization considers this policy to be a protection against malicious accusations of sexual assault.
What things are Jehovah Witnesses not allowed to do
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not observe holidays they believe to have pagan origins, such as Christmas, Easter, and birthdays. They do not salute the national flag or sing the national anthem, and they refuse military service. They also refuse blood transfusions, even those that could be life saving.
What kind of blood products can Jehovah’s Witness accept
Many Witnesses accept the transfusion of derivatives of primary blood components such as albumin solutions, cryoprecipitate, clotting factor concentrates (including fibrinogen concentrate) and immunoglobulins.
Can Jehovah Witnesses have surgery
This is based on an interpretation of passages in the Bible that prohibit consumption of blood. However, Jehovah’s Witnesses do not object to medical or surgical treatments in general, only to the use of blood products.
Can Jehovah Witness have chemotherapy
CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIOTHERAPY Like all patients, Jehovah’s Witnesses seek the most effective treatments, but since the nature of malignant disease and the treatment regimens inevitably create (often profound) anaemia, the challenge is to provide optimum treatment whilst avoiding unacceptable levels of anaemia.