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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Why do Jehovah's Witnesses refer to their meeting places as "Kingdom Halls" instead of "Churches"?

Since many persons think of a church as a building for religious services rather than a congregation engaging
in worship, the rendering “church” can be misleading.

Kingdom Halls are also referred to by Jehovah's Witnesses as "congregations" a word that is used in the Bible. "Assembly" is also used in the Bible and is what Jehovah's Witnesses frequently refer to their larger gatherings.

The name Kingdom Hall is appropriate because Jehovah's Witnesses' Bible-based message is about God’s Kingdom.

Like their Lord Jesus Christ, the primary work of Jehovah's Witnesses is preaching the good news of the Kingdom of God, a Kingdom that encompasses heaven and earth. (Matthew 6:9,10; 24:14)

Jesus said: "I must proclaim the good news about the kingdom of God to the other towns also, BECAUSE I WAS SENT FOR THIS PURPOSE.." -- Luke 4:43, Holman Christian Standard Bible, emphasis added

As Christians, Jehovah's Witnesses share their Lord's purpose. The primary name of their meeting places harmonizes with that.

For more, see:

Why Don’t You Call Your Meeting Place a Church? (JW.ORG)

Where We Worship - Congregation Meetings of Jehovah’s Witnesses (JW.ORG)

Where And How Do Jehovah's Witnesses Meet? (Search For Bible Truths)

You Are Invited to the Kingdom Hall! (From God's Word)

What beliefs of Jehovah's Witnesses set them apart as different from other religions? (Search For Bible Truths)

What would be appropriate attire when attending Jehovah's Witnesses' places of worship and why? (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers)


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