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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 months ago

Why is interfaith activities not wrong in mainstream Christianity and why do Jehovah's Witnesses think it is?

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    Jehovah’s Witnesses enjoy discussing matters of faith with people of all religions, but do not practice interfaith in the sense of worshipping with those who have other beliefs.

    The Bible shows that true Christians are “harmoniously joined together,” and a key feature of this harmony is unity of belief. (Ephesians 4:​16; 1 Corinthians 1:​10; Philippians 2:2) This involves more than just agreeing on the value of such virtues as love, compassion, and forgiveness. Our religious beliefs are based on accurate knowledge from the Bible, without which our faith would be in vain.​—Romans 10:​2, 3.

    The Bible compares joining in worship with people of other beliefs to being under an uneven yoke, a mismatch that would harm a Christian’s faith. (2 Corinthians 6:​14-​17) Thus, Jesus did not allow his disciples to practice interfaith. (Matthew 12:30; John 14:6)

    Likewise, God’s Law through Moses forbade the ancient Israelites to join in worship with their neighbors. (Exodus 34:11-​14)

    • David
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Actually, it appears that Watchtower opposes it because people might be lured from JWism into true Christianity.

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  • David
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Well, those who participate in interfaith activities are comfortable worshiping with others not of their own church. Witnesses are EXTREMELY uncomfortable about having their members exposed to the influence of mainstream Christianity.

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  • 9 months ago

    Interfaith activities are wrong in mainstream Christianity.

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  • Doug
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    The truth hurts.

    Source(s): www.askmeaboutgod.org
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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    All religions are the same. You won’t see a born again Christian performing interfaith activities, praying, going to church together, etc. with Catholics and vice versa.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting the rosary each day with care.

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  • 9 months ago

    If you are trying to figure out JW, give it up.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Are you talking about between denominations of Christianity, or outside of that?

    Technically, all denominations of Christianity are instructed not to associate with other religions. Jehovah's witnesses take that to also mean other denominations.

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  • 9 months ago

    define "interfaith activities"

    • Hindusufi
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Methodists and Presbyterians holding joint prayer meetings is one example.

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  • 9 months ago

    JWs don't want the sheep listening to anyone who might talk sense into them.

    • David
      Lv 7
      9 months agoReport

      Sounds about right.

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