Witnesses Respond After Inferno Consumes Apartment Building in London

by NikL 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • NikL

    From JW.org

    Jehovah’s Witnesses are assisting victims of a catastrophic fire that engulfed the Grenfell Tower, a 24-story apartment building in the North Kensington area of London, in the early morning hours of June 14, 2017. Authorities are reporting that at least 79 people were killed.

    Four Witnesses were evacuated from the apartment building, two of whom were residents of Grenfell Tower. Fortunately, none of them were injured, although the Witnesses’ apartments were among those completely destroyed in the blaze. Witnesses that live near the now fire-gutted apartment building provided food, clothing, and monetary aid to their fellow members and their families that were affected. The Witnesses are also offering spiritual comfort to the grieving members of the North Kensington community.

    So once again JayDubs are helping their own out in a material way but the only assistance they offer the rest of the public is "spiritual".

    La ti freaking da!

    They actually put this on their website like it's supposed to mean something.

    Good Samaritans they are not.

  • tepidpoultry

    Lets say that there were no jws in that building, would jws be providing any support and relief (rhetorical)? Do jws EVER provide help to anyone not a jw? Good Samaritan provided PHYSICAL help not spiritual to someone of different religion, Galations says to work good toward ALL, jw.org is just serving the same old self serving propaganda, Jesus said to not let your left hand know what your right is doing when doing good but let such giving be in secret (paraphrasing),


  • smiddy

    JW ,Mindset :

    Why would we give support to those who are part of Satans system of things that jehovah is going to destroy at armagwddon.?

    If we did that we would be supporting Satan and become an enemy of Jehovah and Christ Jesus..

  • Slidin Fast
    Slidin Fast

    Again, the WT Org takes credit for other people's generosity. Local witnesses 1, Local branch 0.

    Local beneficiaries 4, those in need countless.

  • freddo

    London Bethel is less than ten miles from this tower - what are those self serving bastards on the Branch Committee doing to help?

  • konceptual99

    Spiritual comfort is filling a gap. After all, the rest of the community, and indeed people from literally hundreds of miles around, came and gave physical and material support in the hours and days after the event to the point where the local voluntary organisations filling the void left by the useless local council simply could not handle the amount of donations.

    What these people who had escaped with just the clothes on their back, escaped with their lives, escaped when others in their family had perished really lacked was a Watchtower. What they needed most of all, the hole that had been left by the rest of the relief effort was some patronising words about suffering coming to an end "very soon now"(© WTBTS), God really cared about them and the efforts of the countless kind hearted people around them was just a bit of a sticking plaster on the situation.

    Come on people. How dare you be so unfair. Those Witnesses saw the need and filled it.

  • jambon1

    They like a brag don't they?

  • stuckinarut2

    Matthew 5:44-47New International Version (NIV)

    44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that?

  • stuckinarut2

    So by only taking care of their own, they fall straight into this category that Jesus condemned....

  • zeb

    so when some one gets help and then their insurance pays out they are expected to give that to the wt..yes? So this time when jw help out others the wts will recompense them yes?

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