Biblical Studies/Christianity/Jehovah's Witnesses

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Jehovah's Witnesses is a Christian sect founded in 1931 by Joseph Franklin Rutherford. They are an offshoot of the Bible Students, founded by Pastor Charles Taze Russell in the 1860s. After Russell's death in 1916, the group splintered.

Jehovah's Witnesses are mainly known for their door-to-door evangelizing, offering copies of their journals THE WATCHTOWER and the AWAKE!

Instead of churches, they call their meeting places of worship "Kingdom Halls. They attend five (5) meetings a week, and attend larger conventions and assemblies throughout the year.

All of their study and evangelizing martials are published by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. Materials pertaining to the Jehovah's Witnesses about the Jehovah's Witnesses, are often published by the Christian Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses.

Jehovah's Witnesses believe that only 144,000 receive heavenly life, while the rest of mankind will reside on a restored earth after the battle of armageddon.

They do not salute the flag, join the military or vote in elections, preferring to be neutral, being no part of this world.

They do not observe or celebrate holidays or birthdays. They do observe the annual "Memorial" (Lord's evening meal).