The way we were taught as Jehovah's Witnesses made us think EVERYONE who didn't evangelize was in deep trouble. 1 Corinthians 9:16 was often quoted at us by every travelling overseer who wanted to exhort the congregation, and that verse says in part, "Necessity is laid upon me. Really woe is me if I did not declare the good news!"
See Paul said we are in trouble if we don't evangelize. Or did he? Didn't Paul have a special commission to preach to the nations? If he didn't carry out that special commission that he had committed to (commission = you made a commitment), THEN he would be breaking a promise.
But the JW's use 1 Corinthians 9:16 to apply universally to all church/congregation members. Why? The answer should be obvious to regular readers of the board, but it has to do with power and money.
Paul, wrote 1 Corinthians 9:16, also wrote Ephesians 4:11, which says in part, "He gave SOME as evangelizers, ... SOME as teachers". If everyone had to be an evangelizer and a teacher, why would this verse be worded that way? Contrast that to verse 13 later in the same chapter where Paul refers to "all" Christians, and we know SOME does not equal "all".
Doesn't it feel like the scripture is being manipulated, and also the general population of the congregation is being manipulated by the twisting of the "woe is me" phrase in 1 Cor. 9:16??