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  • I d0nt think it matters because my dad was raised as a Witness and married my mom who is Christian and my father is really into church and all that good stuff. But my answer would be yes, I dont think it matters at all if you're a witness and gonna marry another religion. Its just that witness would'nt be able to celebrate certain holidays as his/her wife/husband does.
  • Yes, a witness can marry outside of the religion, but it is not encouraged. The thinking is that because witnesses lead very particular lifestyles that are not always appreciated by those not part of the religion. Plus the moral behaviour of witnesses are usually high and its hard to maintain that if there are other influences.
  • This is highly discouraged as the Watchtower cult leaders lose control if a member becomes 'unevenly yoked' with an unbeliever.
  • Yes they can marry whoever they wish. However, Jehovah's Witnesses believe and are taught,what the Bible says about the matter of marrige. Jehovah's Witnesses are familiar with the words of the apostle Paul's inspired writtings in 1 Corinthians 7:39. He there commented about a Christian woman (though it is also true of a man) whose mate had died. Death ends the marriage contract. (Rom. 7:2) So Paul said that the survivor is then eligible to remarry. The verse concludes: “She is free to be married to whom she wants, only in the Lord.” (1 Cor. 7:39) Consistently, then, she is not “free” to marry outside the Lord. For instance, recall Abraham’s course in choosing a wife for Isaac. Abraham and his family dwelt in Canaan, surrounded by people worshiping false gods. Where could he find a wife for his son? The most convenient thing might have been to select some eligible Canaanite woman who had good qualities and who broadmindedly would agree that any children be brought up worshiping Jehovah. Yet Abraham rejected that course, for it would have been disloyal to Jehovah. Rather, despite all the extra effort involved, a wife for Isaac was searched for among Abraham’s relatives in a distant land. Why? Because those relatives recognized the true God. see Gen. 24:1-67; compare 26:34, 35; 28:6- 9. At a later period, when God gave his law to Israel, his servants were warned: “You must form no marriage alliance with [the nations in Canaan]. Your daughter you must not give to his son, and his daughter you must not take for your son.” Why not? “For he will turn your son from following me, and they will certainly serve other gods.” Deut. 7:2 4; Ex. 34:14-16. It is quite clear that throughout the Bible, God wants his people to worship him without distraction, and without being influenced negatively by an unbelieving spouse who does not serve God in harmony with his word. A Jehovah's Witness that ignores this Bible command would certainly lose respect in his/her congregation.
  • No, a Witness cannot according to 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. It is not something that they just do for themselves, but they just follow what the bible says , and that's what a true Christian should do.
  • Though it is not a disfellowship issue, it is very strongly frowned on. A worldly mate can look up a sound, "apostate" Web site or book and cause the JW partner to objectively look at the faith of the cult. This usually brings the JW partner to his/her senses and may tear the family apart if the kids don't want to go to the hall. (Or if they want to play outside on Sunday afternoon instead of going in service). And the "elders" will keep hounding the person to not do it, harassing the person to cancel the wedding. And they frown on marrying the person too quickly, presumably so someone else can get in under you.
  • Marriage is a life long commitment and along with that comes many problems, but you would only be adding an extra problem by marrying a none witness, its just an added stress, if you are a witness and you mary one, you both have a good start in your marital life, you both have commom goals and intrests and you both have the same circle of friends, good honest reliable friends and the Bible does say only marry in the Lord, many other religions today, don't really live by bible standards some claim to be christian yet accept many practices that God hates, but marrying a witness, when you are a witness is the logical, balanced thing to do because you will be with someone like minded and willing to worship God properly from the heart together, a good start in life, no friction, just cooperation and unity and Gods blessing. A true witness wouldn't even consider marrying a none witness, because they want to do things properly, just look at what happened to king Solomon when he married unbelieving wives, they ended up turning him away from the true God Jehovah, even if this doesn't happen to some, they have a real struggle on their hands they are torn between their God and Their mate, imagine the stress it would bring on a marriage and besides there are plenty of lovely brothers and sisters available to marry, why look elsewhere??if we look for trouble it usually finds us first, so don't look for trouble!
  • See this answer. http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/500262
  • Dont know..i wish i did..I personally think that the only thing that is important is that both believe in God, not if they are JW or not.
  • A true dedicated witness will not, if they obey the society properly. I'm late to the party...old post. Blessings... MM777 http://middleman777.wordpress.com/
  • i think that no matter if a witness is in love with someone and want to marry them, then it doesn't matter what faith they are. Being a christian baptist a witness or whatever we all are serving the same God, each faith just teches it in a different way. Im dating a gentleman that happens to be a jw and i belong to a baptist church, we both believe in God and we are happy just the way things are
  • Last I checked, this is the good ol' US of A, no?! ;-)
  • it takes one to understand the other and the differences between the two. Love takes a relationship a long way. If the love is their between the two and they feel that each other is the right one for each, then it can be dealt with. Understanding and learning each other in every way is what matters. No orgainization can tell a person they should stop being involved with whoever, that is their choice.
  • In he Bible we are not to be unequally yoked. 2 Corinthians 6:14 I was married to an unbeliever and pastors chose to judge me instead of pray for me and my lost wife. The reason I was that I denied I needed to make a public profession of faith and Satan had blinded my spiritual eyes to her being lost. Until I made my public profession of faith. After that was when I knew she was lost.
  • i doubt it but it probably just depends on the person
  • The direction in this matter is this scripture... (1 Corinthians 7:39) A wife is bound as long as her husband is alive. But if her husband should fall asleep in death, she is free to be married to whomever she wants, only in the Lord. To marry only someone with the same beliefs...in the case of J.W's, meaning ONLY baptized J.W.'s. " ONLY IN THE LORD '...........ONLY IN JESUS' TEACHINGS, Anything else will create conflicts.

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