Are there Jehovah Witnesses in Singapore?
Singapore is a secular state and has no state religion. It was named the most religiously diverse nation by the Pew Research Center in 2014. Singapore deregistered the Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1972 because of their opposition to military service which is obligatory for all male citizens.
Is Jehovah Witness legal?
Jehovah’s Witness members have been imprisoned in many countries for their refusal of conscription or compulsory military service. Their religious activities are banned or restricted in some countries, including Singapore, China, Vietnam, Russia and many Muslim-majority countries.
What are Jehovah’s Witnesses not allowed?
Jehovah’s Witness Practices. 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.
Are Jehovah Witnesses allowed to kiss?
Kissing on the cheek, nose, or forehead is acceptable for both genders as long as it doesn’t make the other person uncomfortable. When Jehovah Witness children grow up they will be able to french kiss all they want with a member of the opposite sex that they’re married to!
Why were Jehovah’s Witnesses banned in Canada?
Jehovah’s Witnesses experienced religious persecution in Canada during World War II because of their evangelical fervour, conspicuous abstinence from patriotic exercises and conscientious objection to military service.
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 Witness not 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.
Can Jehovah Witnesses divorce?
Jehovah’s Witnesses adhere to the Bible’s view of marriage and divorce. Monogamy between one man and one woman and sex only within marriage are requirements in the Witness religion. But Witnesses do permit divorce in certain cases, believing that the only valid ground for divorce and remarriage is adultery.
Can Jehovah Witnesses have more than one wife?
Married couples can separate in the case of physical abuse and neglect, or if one partner attempts to hinder the other from being a Jehovah’s Witness. Remarriage after divorce is permissible only on the grounds of adultery, based on their understanding of Jesus’ words at Matthew 5:32 and Matthew 19:9.
Can Jehovah Witnesses smoke?
Jehovah’s Witnesses reject foods containing blood but have no other special dietary requirements. Some Jehovah’s Witnesses may be vegetarian and others may abstain from alcohol, but this is a personal choice. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not smoke or use other tobacco products.