Monday, May 17, 2010

readers asks

What is a Kingdom Hall?
It is a place of worship of Witnesses of Jehovah.
How many Kingdom halls are there all over the world?
105,000 congregations with total of 7million witnesses all over the world.

What do you do there?

We attend programs which mostly constitute Bible studies and talks.
There are 100 to 300 chairs each Kingdom hall, with a platform or stage.
There is a small office and a library for all literature , bibles and books for references.
There is no images, altar, or crucifix.
The Witnesses believed that in using then is a form of idolatry and the use of those images are unbiblical(1 cor 10:14, John 4;24)

Some churches are decorated extravagantly. While the Kingdom halls are simple and practical.The idea is to concentrate more on bible teachings than focus on the building it self.

Why it is called Kingdom hall?

It is link with the important message of "Kingdom of God" the theme of Jesus teachings in(Luc 4:43) Thats why the name Kingdom Hall was found in 1930 to continue the true worship, and the focus of the teachings is "good news of the kingdom"(Mat 24:14)
They are not used for business or for social events. The cost of building it, the elecricity and water, are all from donations. No one is oblige to donate, there is a box in one corner to donate if one wishes to.

There is united purpose of building the Kingdom halls, but all over the world, there is the difference of sizes, and style.The designs depends on the materials available in each country , the climate, and financial capacity of the members of Jehovah's Witnesses in the area.Some are made of cement. Some are made of wood, some do not have walls, or having bamboo walls, or the roof is made of nipa hut.

Everyone is invited in the Kingdom Hall.Every twice a week, there are meetings held in each Kingdom Hall for everyone, members and their guests.You may ask for informations for the weekly programs, the attendance are free, no fees to be collected.

Why dont you try to attend one of the meetings in the Kingdom Hall in your area?

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