Cantleave went to the meeting last night

by cantleave 41 Replies latest jw friends

  • cantleave

    COBE is the new title for the Presiding Overseer the Coordinator of the Body of Elders.

  • cantleave

    Garyneal - yep you got it.

  • PSacramento

    Next time an elder askes if you need help, tell him that you can use a no interest loan payable over 50 years, see what he says.

  • cantleave

    PSacramento I did say that we are the exceptional family that NEVER finds bags of groceries on our doorstep after a meeting.

  • lepermessiah

    "If I really am putting Jehovah first in my life, all the necessities will be taken care of." also "The congregation will miss your assignments and you will be creating additional work for the other Elders, some of them are finding it hard too!"

    Man, those are classics for sure. Nice passive-aggressive guilt trip attempt - the old tried and true.

    "If I really am putting Jehovah first in my life, all the necessities will be taken care of."

    That is the DUMBEST thing to say to someone going through hard times. That is basically saying that God is punishing you because you arent doing enough. I HATE that mentality...ARGGH......I am sure he tells the depressed and beaten down in the hall that they arent praying enough and they need to go out in service more!!

    As far as the parts and the other elders issue, I would play the BURNOUT card - it has worked wonders for me and some friends. They left us alone and didnt nag us when we resigned.

  • ldrnomo

    Happy fading. Sounds like your plan is going well.


  • blondie

    Whenever anyone said that to me about the necessities being taken care of I would read this to them:

    (James 2:15-16) . . .If a brother or a sister is in a naked state and lacking the food sufficient for the day, 16 yet a certain one of YOU says to them: "Go in peace, keep warm and well fed," but YOU do not give them the necessities for [their] body, of what benefit is it?

  • cantleave

    Good one Blondie

  • creativhoney

    if you pray for a fridge you will find one outside your house

  • Chalam

    "If I really am putting Jehovah first in my life, all the necessities will be taken care of."

    I agree with Blondie

    Here's more

    Proverbs 14:20-21 (New International Version)

    20 The poor are shunned even by their neighbors,
    but the rich have many friends.

    21 He who despises his neighbor sins,
    but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.

    Proverbs 14:31-32 (New International Version)

    31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker,
    but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

    32 When calamity comes, the wicked are brought down,
    but even in death the righteous have a refuge.

    Acts 4:32-35 (New International Version)

    The Believers Share Their Possessions
    32 All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. 33 With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. 34 There were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales 35 and put it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need.

    2 Corinthians 8:14-15 (New International Version)

    14 At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality, 15 as it is written: "He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little."

    "Following the bible"? Looks like they are clearly disregarding it. Charity is God's mandate from Old Testament to New Leviticus 23:22 Exodus 22:25

    All the best,


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