Question: 'What makes you think there is only one religion that is right?
I believe that when considering the entire bible you get the sense that God wants to be worshipped in a proper and semi-specific manner. For example when his only people were the Israelites he gave them over 600 different laws to live by. They had to give different kinds of sacrifices (animal, wave offerings, smoke offerings, etc.) All of the things that they did back then were very specific.
Jehovah showed then how he felt about false worship. When they worshipped him purely they had his favor, but when they mixed in with his worship the customs of other pagan nations (high places, baal worship, etc.) even if it was a small thing, they would not have his favor. Research this please because it is extremely important.
God has standards that are set out from examples in the bible of how he should be worshipped. We as JW try our best to not mix in pagan teachings with our worship of Jehovah just as he gave us these examples in his word.
So when I say to reasearch something, research things that have originated with pagan beliefs (christmas, easter, halloween). Don't take this the wrong way either because I don't want to come off like I think that I'm better that anyone at all. I really do want you to research some things. If it turns out that these things ARE pagan, then God definately would not want us to do them even if it is in the name of religion.
I guess if we wanted to find a true religion, eliminating any paganistic practices would be a good starting place :)
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Submitted By: Lola Flores