Skip to comments.Can a Jehovah's Witness have Facebook?
Posted on 04/25/2012 4:26:37 AM PDT by TSgt
There are obviously dangers involved. First of all honestly ask yourself, why do you feel the need to have a Facebook profile? In the multicultural and worldwide brotherhood that we are a part of do you need one in order to connect with people, or to make new friends?
There is no rule saying that you should or should not, but one thing I have found helpful is looking at whether or not it's the popular thing to do. I'll think you'll agree it is fairly popular especially with youths. The Bible tells us to be no part of the world as well as not to use the resources of the world to the full. (John 15:19; 1 Cor 7:31) If we create a Facebook profile because our friends are doing it and because everyone else seems to be doing it, are we really being separate from the world?
Having said that though, there are no black and white rules about this and you must use your discernment. You may find the July KM, 2007, to be of assistance in making your decision.
I should also add to my answer by saying that i was assuming that the person asking is a Jehovah's Witness as I am. If not, I still stand by my answer.
there's no rules as to whether you can have one or not. but, it is strongly advised against having one as this can build online friendships with people you do not know. I'll be honest, i did have up a facebook account, along with many other social accounts. but i either took them down or don't use them. this is due to unsavoury characters which i found on there. if you are using facebook to keep in contact with family and friends you haven't seen in a long while then go ahead. but if you are using it to meet new people I'll advise against it. take it from personal experience, you'll end up in a situation which is tricky to get out of. also too, if you under the age of 18 you should ask your parents first about having a facebook account.
Building relationships with people you don't know? Gasp!
Then again, think of all the poking and IMs we would get on Saturdays. No thanks!
Someone's at the door...
I live in the countryside of Kumamoto , Japan . We’ve even got them here . I must say though that the lady that comes regularly is very nice and my Japanese wife enjoys talking with her . She always leave a couple of pamphlets of course , but absolutely no pressure to join and she’s been coming for years .
Good thing FR isn’t one of those sites! LOL!
Does it get cold in your cave?
I just put my hands on the screen for that warmth of relationships.
While useful for some, i find it immature and it even looks like something out of High School.
But the real problem is that the mind control of the so-called Jehovah’s Witness also forbids them from seeing the damnable truth about their org: http://peacebyjesus.witnesstoday.org/TheBIBLEandSoCalledJEHOVAHS-WITNESSES.html
Dr Walter Martin researched the org extensively.
He was firmly convinced that the founders set the org up specifically and deliberately for 2 main reasons:
1. to make a lot of money.
2. to exercise !CONTROL! over other people out of their sick psychological pathologies.
He believed that the top leadership knew that all down the line through the years though the lower ranks did not.
He loved to deride their “Hebrew and Greek scholars” who’d never studied the languages at a bona-fide university.
Here’s a thought provoking blog I came across . . .
Re churches and standing against the demonized onslaught of evil in our land . . . and too often in our churches . . .
Where the men are women, and the women are men ...
And the 14 year old girls are FBI Agents.
When “Facebook” was just first starting up, I clicked on there just for the purpose of writing a note complimenting Sarah Palin on something. BAM! Once I clicked, they demanded I register. From there, it was downhill all the way. I could find no way to escape (for a long time), but I think they finally got so many who wanted off, too, that they obliged and posted an escape method.
Bottom line is this; I wonder how many of those “friends” will attend the funerals of their wonderful “friends” when and if. My cousin is a radio personality; the last I saw he had over 400 “friends”. His uncle’s funeral is today in a town near him; I’ll be very surprised if he attends because “distant” is the best way I can describe him. Now, this cousin may have a record length funeral procession from Facebook “friends”, but, honestly, I doubt it.
My experience with it was not positive. At first, I didn’t turn down any “friends” requests. Then, I started getting propositioned by WOMEN on there offering “dates” and “sleepovers”. Did I say downhill?
A real live friend’s daughter-in-law would post photos of all her latest redecorating projects on her house on Facebook; then she would post what time they were leaving on a trip and what time they’d be back. Soon, they returned home one day to find that they’d been cleaned out.
Oh, and most that I either “friended” or accepted as “friends”, I never heard from them again. Of course, that fed into my insecurity and inferiority feelings and hurt my feelings. - One day, I started deleting “friends” and got out of the city. My ISP wouldn’t support hooking up to “Farmville” either; so I couldn’t harvest crops after I’d planted them; but that was silly, too.
There are monsters out there. There really is.
Met any Classy Green-eyed Blondes lately?
Sorry ... checked your sign-in date.
CGEB was probably before your time. Suffice to say that “she” was definitely NOT what “she” claimed to be ....
"I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, ****-kickers and Methodists."
Yes, Walter. He was not appreciated enough before the Lord took him. http://www.waltermartin.com/realaudio.html
R. clk and copy link, and change extn to rm and paste it into your download manager to download. I asked him if that was OK year ago.
Too bad SDA’s don’t have the same prohibition.
OK, I’m sorry. That was out of line. I love hearing that you celebrate the same Sabbath as God.
Dare to be different:
The Man Without a Facebook
Though, sorry, I don’t understand what you asked Martin years ago.
Thanks for the ping!
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