Luke 14:28: American King James Version
For which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first, and counts the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Humans build their lives around certain goals, pursuits, ambitions and beliefs in pretty much the same way they would build that tower.
The wise builder considers what the costs will be BEFORE starting to build because running out of resources destroys the purpose of building in the first place.
Among Jehovah's Witnesses there is NO CONSIDERATION for cost or failure PERSONALLY as it applies to a person's own life!
There is no wisdom there at all.
Higher Education is counted as worthless and not as an investment in financial security.
Learning to handle money, creating savings and a hedge for later life is simply out of the question because Armageddon is always so imminent.
So many young people end up in poverty around the Kingdom Halls because they have no foundation for marriage, housing, furniture, insurance, child-care or emergencies. All because the Governing Body regards personal welfare as unworthy of their counsel.
Any health problem can wreck a family when there has been no long range planning. Unemployment, emergencies or even a sudden rise in gas and food prices will drown a JW family in a debt spiral from which they may not recover!
YET THESE TRUSTING PEOPLE SLIP INTO THE ABYSS again and again only because their faith destroys common sense and self-regard!
They are in the custody of unfeeling, calculating morons when it comes to practical day to day living! These morons are their religious leadership known as a GOVERNING BODY. What do they actually "govern" for the welfare of their brothers?
What love is demonstrated by neglect of counsel about COUNTING THE COST of daily life and planning for the future?
The Watchtower organization is supposed to be about faithful and wise Stewardship.
New International Version(©1984)
The Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time?
STOP and THINK!
Are these Watchtower Stewards managing their household toward prosperity?
The truth is this: they victimize the "little ones" with constant propaganda about ARMAGEDDON solving every problem on this planet.
If they were to admit generations (that word again!) may yet come and go without the End-----where would this fragile and stupid theology be??
The true COST of being a JW is ruination!