New Light of Faithful and Discreet Slave causes previous Society statements to sound '..mighty curious...'

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  • LogCon

    Our Kingdom Ministry, January 2005 For Canada km-E 1/05 Vol. 48, No. 1, p.7

    Question Box

    "What is the best way to make contributions for the benefit of needy brothers in other lands?

    At times, we hear about brothers in another land who have come into material need because of persecution, disaster, or other difficult circumstances. Some brothers have been moved to send funds directly to the branch offices in such lands, requesting that the money be used to help a certain individual, a particular congregation, or a designated building project. -- 2 Cor. 8:1-4.

    While such loving concern for fellow believers is commendable, often there are needs that are more urgent than those that the contributor has in mind. In come cases, the designated need has already been cared for. Of course, we can be confident that when contributions are sent to the local branch office for the worldwide work, the Kingdom Hall Fund, or disaster relief, those donated funds will be used as directed by the contributor.

    The brothers in all the branches have been thoroughly trained to respond quickly to unanticipated needs. In all cases, the branch keeps the Governing Body informed regarding the matter. If additional assistance is needed, the Governing Body may invite nearby branches to help or funds may be sent directly from headquarters. 2 Cor. 8:14, 15.

    Therefore, all contributions intended for the worldwide work, building projects in other lands, or disaster relief should be sent to the branch office in the land in which you live, either through the congregation or directly. In this way, 'the faithful and discreet slave,' [the Governing Body] through the organizational arrangement set in place by the Governing Body, cares for the needs of the worldwide brotherhood in an orderly manner. -- Matt. 24:45-47; 1 Cor. 14:33, 40.


  • LoisLane looking for Superman
    LoisLane looking for Superman

    LogCon , you and I both know the WT/ is just a man made up religion, masquerading as a charitable Christian enterprise, enjoying millions of dollars of tax breaks every year as they continue to build their global real estate empire.

    So... The last paragraph makes no sense??? lol When has WT/ EVER make any sense??? lol


  • EndofMysteries

    "While such loving concern for fellow believers is commendable, often there are needs that are more urgent than those that the contributor has in mind."

    AKA To continue to not be taxed, we must pretend the money goes to help others. But if any member has any problems, they are to ask their worldly and shunned relatives for help. The GB have many expenses and THAT is where the need is urgent. First class flights, travel, health benefits, and the millions that go to close friends and family of the GB are the true needs for which one will be blessed. So listen, obey, and be blessed!

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    Millions to friends of the Governing Body? Where do you get this BS? C'mon, lets try to be credible here. Give me proof of "Millions going to friends" or simply retract that crap. Not a fan of the GB but a fan of reasonable and accurate statements.


    Written by Watchtards for Watchtards.


  • Phizzy

    Agree Wozzer, EOM was out of order with that claim of siphoning off for friends etc, but the rest of what he says stands, the GB's lifestyle does not come cheap.

    And of course what the O.P highlights is how they just hate it if their prescious $$$ actually end up doing some charitable work, hence the need to let them "oversee" them.

  • EndofMysteries

    wasanelder once - the millions is through their friends and familes who own the companies that GB do business and contracts with. Those who own the leasing/car buying program for the circuit overseers. Those who own the companies who do the forced remodeling for KH's. etc.etc.etc.

  • Oubliette

    After years of careful study of hundreds of publications of the WTBTS, I have come to the following conclusion: Everything they write is full of contradictions, errors, inaccuracies, and mistakes. Often one statement will contradict a previous publication, but just as often it will contradict something in the same article.

    Quit trying to make sense out of nonsense.

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