Weekly Scripture Twist - aka the Watchtower Study

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  • doubtfull1799
    More than material assistance, refugees need spiritual and emotional support. (Matt. 4:4) Elders can help by obtaining literature in the language of the refugees and by helping them contact brothers who speak their language. Many refugees have been torn away from their tight-knit extended families, communities, and congregations. They need to sense Jehovah’s love and compassion among their fellow Christians. Otherwise, they may be drawn to unbelieving relatives or compatriots who can relate to their culture and experiences. (1 Cor. 15:33) By making them feel fully accepted in the congregation, we have the privilege to share with Jehovah in “protecting the foreign residents.”​—Ps. 146:9.”
    Excerpt From: WATCHTOWER. “The Watchtower, May 2017.” iBooks.
    Like the neighborly Samaritan in Jesus’ illustration, we want to help suffering people, including those who are not Witnesses. (Luke 10:33-37) The best way to do so is by sharing the good news with them. “It is important to make clear right away that we are Jehovah’s Witnesses and that our primary mission is to help them spiritually, not materially,” notes an elder who has helped many refugees. “Otherwise, some may associate with us only for personal advantage.”
    Excerpt From: WATCHTOWER. “The Watchtower, May 2017.” iBooks.

    So in todays' Watchtower, after citing the Good Samaritan parable, the chief lesson we learn from it is, it is our priority to help people SPIRITUALLY rather than MATERIALLY.

    Maybe there is a new version of the NWT, but I don't recall reading that the Good Samaritan preached the good news to the robbed man???

    Also note how they are to make sure their love bombing is sufficient to stop the refugees from being drawn to compassionate non-witnesses!

    And how they can "share with Jehovah in protecting the foreign residents." I don't see Jehovah doing any protecting? If he was doing his share of protecting they would not be refugees in the first place, right?

  • Crazyguy

    In recently donated 10% of the total cost so a kid could get a life changing machine that has enabled him to stop his overwhelming pain and start walking again. I guess I should of just sent him a watchtower, while in his horrific pain he could be day dreaming about living in paradise in the future after he died from his horrific condition. That is if he could even concentrate to read the magazine and then fantasize while in such pain.

  • waton

    Help the migrants so they can serve better, even pioneer.

  • ttdtt


  • FatFreek 2005
    FatFreek 2005

    A bit of humor may put the point across.

  • doubtfull1799

    Brilliant FatFreek 2005.

  • Island Man
    Island Man
    “It is important to make clear right away that we are Jehovah’s Witnesses and that our primary mission is to help them spiritually, not materially, otherwise, some may associate with us only for personal advantage.”

    What do we learn from this freudian slip? We learn that JWs do not consider spiritual help as being personally advantageous. It's true. Helping persons spiritually only benefits the organization. Good to see that they're writing the truth for a change.

  • The Fall Guy
    The Fall Guy
    Yes, the good Samaritan simply took care of the injured man's spiritual needs, because he could count the time on his monthly report.
  • moreconfusedthanever
    Wow! Just wow!
  • purrpurr

    Someone with press contacts needs to expose paragraph 14 of this WT!

    the idea that refugees need to be careful of the "temptation " of material things! What! How dare they! So refugees who have lost everything should not try to replace these things? Instead they should be peddling bibles?

    And that plastic bag story was disgusting! "See all we need is this"

    Please someone expose this!

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