what scriptural support is there for commanding children to engage in the door to door work

by soft+gentle 20 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • soft+gentle

    I thought so - there isn't any direct scriptural support but as Julia orwell said

    Only purpose is to indoctrinate the children. Also to make the parents go out: there's no excuse like, "I couldn't find a babysitter".

    Jesus never sent children out in the preaching work and matthew 28 was directed at adults but as punkofnice says the GB in its self appointed capactiy as the FDS (Matt24:45) use such verses to justify making children member publishers alongside adults.

  • Terry

    On the question of "scriptural support"...


  • Captain Obvious
    Captain Obvious
    " what scriptural support is there for commanding children to engage in the door to door work"

    Matt 24:45 of course! "Our word is truth"

    There will never really be any, but they need to have kids out early enough to help with the brainwashing. Making people do things they don't want to do reinforces their feelings and makes them feel like they're working to make sky daddy happy. This includes kids.

  • Amelia Ashton
    Amelia Ashton

    Is there scriptural support for sending women out?

  • soft+gentle

    lol Amelia - wish I could say no, there is no scriptural support. The book of Acts and Paul's writings tell about women sharing in preaching and teaching.

  • soft+gentle

    thanks for your comments everyone.

    and thanks for those videos Terry.

  • Aunt Fancy
    Aunt Fancy

    Very interesting Terry.

  • biometrics

    It'd probably come under obeying parents.

  • soft+gentle

    yes biometrics it would and parents must obey the GB who leave the parents no choice other than to obey them. This is coercion. At least it may be possible to show a thinking witnesss that neither Jehovah nor the scriptures support the idea that children must aim to become publishers and go door to door.

  • nugget

    In the old testament children were involved in all aspects of worship therefore witnesses would argue that since field service is part of worship it is acceptable to allow children to participate.

    However in the Candace Conti case it was noteworthy that she went on the service alone trying to be the best witness she could be. This left her vulnerable and unprotected. No parent should leave their child without knowing who they are with.

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