How do jw's view this?
How do jw's view the following scripture or how differently does it read in their version?
1 Timothy 5:8- Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.-NIV
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.-KJV
But those who won't care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.-NLT
There is no footnote. There is no "unless".
Thanks for looking it up in NWT Vanderhoven.
In my experience they apply it this way:
- C.O.s and their wives begrudgingly leave the Circuit work to care for a parent (maybe they are secretly relieved though who knows?) because of that scripture.
- It is used by the Elder body to keep someone from being appointed if they dont want the man in the first place. If they DO want him, it is ignored.
- If you are giving ANY financial help whatsoever either locally to the congregation or to Headquarters, this scripture becomes invisible and no one mentions it at all. The Org trumps scripture. Always.