Vow of Obedience and Poverty? WTF??

by NikL 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • Vidiot

    Didn't you guys know?

    God favors the poor.

    Therefore, the poorer you are, the more God likes you.

  • scratchme1010

    Poverty and obedience are the cornerstones of the WT, that is, for all except the GB.

  • NikL

    Thanks for the link Listener.

    Crazy. They use words like order vow of poverty and the like. It's like looking at something Catholic.

    I truly never new this existed.

    I am sure blondie has it right...



    It's a tax thing not a religious thing for the WTS

  • SAHS

    “Richard Oliver”: Those in special full-time service (receives money from the branch) has to sign a vow of obedience and poverty for at least 30 or 40 years.

    That reminds me of how in the Sea Org of Scientology, they actually get people to sign a contract promising to work for them for one billion years! (Maybe in that sense, the dubs get off a bit easy.)

  • Quarterback

    You can't beak your vow of Poverty, but, they can break it by reassigning you to the field?

    It's kind of like working for Uncle Sam.

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