Searching for a WTO-Quote regarding collective guilt

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  • Ianua

    For a short (german) article about the bloodguiltiness-doctrine I am in need of a certain WTO-Quote, I can`t find anymore.

    It must be an older article, saying that people in countries, where the WTO is forbidden, the people have an indirect liability for the WTO-Ban, because they elected/supported the government, that prohibited the WTO. And therefore it's OK for Jehovah to kill them in Armageddon.

    Can anybody help me please?

    Thank you in advance!

    Regards from Germany,

  • blondie

    Community Responsibility

    *** w52 6/1 p. 345 Fixing Destinies in This Judgment Period ***

    The people must accept responsibility for the nation’s acts. If the government becomes too oppressive against them they oust it, by either ballots or bullets. But wickedness against God they placidly tolerate. To them personal convenience and liberty are more precious than godliness. They revolt from harsh rulers, but support godless ones. They lack the burning love for righteousness and the devouring hate for wickedness that would consume the corruption and immorality now rampant in all human governments. Rulers and ruled wallow in the trough of an international moral breakdown. (2 Tim. 3:1-5) Nations operate according to the principle of community responsibility. Rulers may start wars, but the people fight them. It is upon the people generally, young and old, male and female, that the enemy nation rains destruction, and not upon the wicked rulers. The nations in their wars sow death on the basis of community responsibility. Will it not be just for them to reap it on the same basis at Armageddon? Can they rightly complain if they reap as they sow, are judged as they judged, are shown the same mercy they showed? If the people either actively or passively support what is corrupt and immoral and murderous, do they not bear some responsibility therefor?—Matt. 5:7; 7:1, 2; Gal. 6:7; Jas. 2:13.


    w52 6/1 pp. 345-346 Fixing Destinies in This Judgment Period ***

    When the Israelites wanted a human king they were warned of the oppressions it would bring upon them. (1 Sam. 8:4-22) But they insisted on having human government, and rightly bore responsibility for the evil-doing of the human king, since they were responsible for his being put in a position where his flagrant sins were possible on a national scale. Today people vote into office politicians known to be corrupt, and thus empower them to capitalize on evil-doing. That the people must bear the responsibility before God is shown not only in Israel’s case above mentioned but by Paul’s counsel to Timothy about appointments in the Christian congregation: "Never lay your hands hastily upon any man; neither be a sharer in the sins of others; preserve yourself pure." In addition to being warned against hasty appointments, Timothy was told what qualities to require of appointees to service positions. (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 5:22; 2 John 10, 11, NW) Why all this precaution? So that he might avoid being "a sharer in the sins of others". If he made improper appointments he would become responsible for the sins of such appointees, since he put them in position to commit their sins that hurt the congregation in God’s sight. So the people who either vote wicked rulers into office or allow them to remain in power must accept responsibility for such rulers’ official acts and sins against God and man.

  • Ianua

    WOW! THAT was fast!!! Thanks a lot. Best regards, Ianua

  • purplesofa
    So the people who either vote wicked rulers into office or allow them to remain in power must accept responsibility for such rulers’ official acts and sins against God and man.

    purps curious what you are using the info for..........

  • Ianua

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