Dating a jehova witness
Other things are looked down upon or judged negatively by individuals within the organization. Matthew -17 For some items on this list, there are no formal rules that say you must not do these things.
No one forbids them from being a cheerleader, buying girl scout cookies, reading literature from other religions, playing competitive sports, etc. Jehovah's Witnesses 'can' technically do some of the things on this list, but they don't. They don't participate because most are overwhelmed by fear and guilt at the mere thought of displeasing Jehovah.
The rules were compiled by former Jehovah's Witnesses who were happy to live by these rules when they were active in the organization.
That being said, the rules can be very restrictive for young children who are singled out because they can't do many things fellow students do. Everyone is afraid of challenging the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses.
A person who can't do that might feel broken, defective, hopeless, unloved by God, etc.
Others prefer to take the lime light as a leader, doing far more than is required.Their personal relationship with God is symbolized by baptism Followers of Jesus are not saved by keeping rules. Christians are free from strict laws, rules, and regulations. The God of Christians is kind, loving, humble, and gentle.They don't have as much guilt or fear because they have a personal relationship with Jesus. Matthew ; 1 John 4:8-21; Luke ,35; He is forgiving and understanding. Jesus explained the true nature of God and disagreed with the Pharisees who focused on rules instead of God's love.If a Jehovah's Witness wants to be loved and accepted by their family and the only friends they are allowed to have, they instinctively know it's best to go above and beyond the minimum requirements of the Watchtower Society.The last thing a Jehovah's Witness wants to do is get in trouble with the organization or be called in for a 'judicial committee hearing'.