Definition of Necessary Business

by Quarterback 6 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Quarterback

    Necessary Business (NB) Guidelines:

    Warning a DF or DA of a fire in a bldg, is not NB

    Providing a ride for the DF, or DA when it assists them in their duress, is not NB

    Providing shelter to the DF, or DA relative is only temporary, and under extreme circumstances. This will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. Be ready to surrender your Elders Manual

    Talking to a DF, or DA relative about their sickness, financial hardship, house burned down, mascara run down their cheeks, winter coat that is ripped, house burglarized, victim of living in a violent crime area is not NB.

    Offering shelter or financial assistance to a pregnant DF, or DA relative is not NB.

    Smilling to a DF, or DA relative is not NB.

    Eating in a restaurant where you notice a relative that is DF, or DA would require you to leave the establishment quickly. You must not let anyone see you remotely close to give the impression that you were in close proximity. That is spiritual association, and having a meal with them

    Babysitting a child of the DF or DA is permitted, if you can obtain the child with uttering very few words to the Df parent. If any conversation takes place there will be consequences.

    Providing assistance to the DR, or DA relative is only encouraging that one to sin. Love that covers over a multitude of sins, hopes all things, endures all things, doesn't apply here.

    The Df or the DA should thank their lucky stars that they were not stoned to death . That is where love is being applied. But this love is temporary since the DF, and DA will die at Armageddon.

    Having no spiritual fellowship means all of the above.

    Stay tuned to a future Watchtower article where we will reveal what NB soon as we figure this one out.

  • N.drew

    For any visitors reading DNB (original post)???? I shall tell you DF means dis-fellowshipped (no more a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses per the Governing Body of Jehovah's Witnesses) and DA means dis-associated from the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. DA is usually a personal decision made by the person leaving the organization because of serious differences in opinion of doctrine. And Quarterback's post is sarcastic, I think.

    Greatings Quarterback!, I hope you don't mind me butting in. Peace!

  • WTWizard

    Sarcasm or not, I think most are enforced in most congregations by the hounders. All it takes is one pious-sneer to be "stumbled" if you warn a disfellowshipped relative of a fire in the building or continue eating at a diner when such shows up, and report it to the hounder, and you will end up getting a trip to the back room. Usually the first time it will be just a hounding. However, you can reasonably expect to be threatened with loss of "privileges(??)", status, or even possibly getting disfellowshipped should you continue doing the above after some pious-sneer reports being "stumbled".

    At the very least, this can result in loss of "exemplary status".

  • Quarterback

    Yes, ND, you found me to be sarcastic.....guilty as charged.

  • jean-luc picard
    jean-luc picard

    Necessary business= if the believing person is in dire need, then the Dfd person has the right/obligation to help, rather than the " christian " congregation.

    Please note, this arrangement is not reciprocle.

  • tenyearsafter

    So true jean-luc...and to add further, necessary business is HIGHLY necessary when it involves money for the JW. (I know that one from personal experience!)

  • Quarterback

    I love that ten years after band performance on that Woodstock film. Are you a victim of the 60's?

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