The University of Tulsa is hosting a Jehovah's Witness conference Friday through Sunday.
Over 5000 delegates from three states are attending the 2012 Safeguard Your Heart! district convention of Jehovah's Witnesses, held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center at 3208 East 8th Street in Tulsa.
The keynote address Friday morning, entitled Let God's Word Reveal the Intentions of Your Heart, "...set the tone for the entire convention," said convention overseer Darrell Barnes.
Friday's program also featured a series of talks on the subject Beware of Dangerous HeartConditions!, a symposium examining parallels between physical heart ailments and spiritual afflictions that can affect one's figurative heart.
Attendees were encouraged to put their hearts into helping others learn the Bible during the talk Do You Have a Heart for Working?
Saturday morning's highlight will be the baptism talk discussing the importance of Christian dedication.
This will be followed by the baptism of new members of the faith as ministers.
The Sunday afternoon session will also feature a live play.
Jehovah's Witnesses are best known for their door-to-door preaching, distributing literature such as The Watchtower.
They do not observe Christmas, Easter, birthdays, or other holidays.
They believe that Jehovah is the only true God and that He is not part of a Trinity.
The Jehovah's Witnesses originated from a Bible study group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1870.
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