When the name of Jehovah's witness arises, most of the public of differing religions, a picture of an overly nice person or group of people all dressed in suits and nice clothes, arrive at your door and offer a sampling of pamphlets, (large or small). To most of the general public, the religion is a far cry from Christianity, but this is untrue, as a visit to one of the services that the congregation provides.
Upon arriving at the building Kingdom hall of Jehova's Witnesses, there was nothing especially different about it except there was no cross on the outside nor a steeple. Arriving about a half an hour early we were greeted with a handshake and a almost too friendly smile from a member of the congregation. As we waited for the service to begin, more and more people started to pile into the building. Slowly conversations between members and nonmembers, including myself. After about twenty minutes, the talking reseeded and people started to seat themselves. The inside of the room was well lit up with no pews, but there were many chairs connected by metal bolts on the bottom of each chair. Amazingly though there was no cross and no altar. First the service started with singing, as any ordinary church would. We sung out of a book of songs that they provided for us.
After the singing there was a guest speaker from Bagley, Minnesota. The speaker spoke to the congregation about topics in the bible, his speech lasted about three fourths of an hour. Afterwards the priest came to the podium and thanked the guest for coming. Then the priest led another song,
sung from the song book. Next the congregation headed a bible discussion from an article from a Jehovah's Witness weekly magazine The Watch Tower.
The article had to deal with what is paramount in our lives. The discussion lasted for another hour and a fifteen minutes, with questions at the end of each paragraph. The different...