Can anyone attend a Jehovah Witness funeral?
If you didn’t receive an explicit invitation to a Jehovah’s Witnesses’ funeral, don’t worry. All Witnesses’ ceremonies, including funerals, are open to the public. If you attend a Witness ceremony don’t be surprised if you are referred to as a “Non-Witness.” Those who are not Jehovah’s Witnesses’ are often called that.
Can Jehovah Witness have non witness friends?
They limit contact with non-Jehovah’s Witnesses Followers are discouraged from having close relationships with those who are not part of the faith. People who are “worldly” are seen as bad influences or “bad associations.”
Can a non Jehovah Witness attend a Jehovah Witness wedding?
Non-witnesses may attend weddings at Kingdom Halls. This happens many times when friends and relatives aren’t Witnesses but are still part of the happy occasion. Yes a non JW can attend a JW wedding.
Does Jehovah Witness believe in cremation?
As Witnesses believe in spiritual rather than physical resurrection, the faith does not have any prohibitions against cremation. Whether a dead person is cremated or not, Jehovah is not limited in his ability to restore the person to life with a new body.”
Is it OK to send flowers to a Jehovah Witness funeral?
Flowers are acceptable at a Jehovah’s Witness funeral, as long as they are simple and modest arrangements. Large and extravagant arrangements should not be sent to a Jehovah’s Witness funeral, nor should anything that could come across as Pagan.
What dont Jehovah Witnesses 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.
Can Jehovah Witnesses have beards?
Jehovah’s Witnesses are generally not allowed to have beards, and by growing a beard, you will be viewed by their community as rebellious. While there is little in their publications about beards, there is an “oral law”, that is strongly enforced by the elders.