January 2018 Issue "Why Give to The One Who Has Everything? "
An unashamed contribution appeal... this one with the most manipulative language I can imagine... It may have been commented on before, but I am going to anyway.
"Would you not agree that Jehovah is worthy of all the glory and honor that we can give him by offering the best that we have? .....................Likewise today, unselfish giving in appreciation for and in support of the work of the earthly part of Jehovah’s organization is a fundamental aspect of worship."
Notice how contributions are not just to support the Society, but it is giving to Jehovah, and fundamental to the worship.Who can disagree that he is worthy?
Concluding Par 18 Quote.
"Jehovah dignifies us with the opportunity to support the grand work taking place today. He guarantees that we will receive blessings when we give in support of the Kingdom. (Mal. 3:10) Jehovah promises that the one who gives generously will prosper. (Read Proverbs 11:24, 25.) Giving also makes us happy, for “there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” (Acts 20:35) By word and example, we have the privilege of training our children and new ones to appreciate how they can have a share and how they, as a result, can enjoy many blessings."
Nb. He guarantees blessings to those who contribute. That reminds me of the Catholic sale of indulgences in times past, where salvation ensured by a decent contribution.
They are becoming that which they always used to criticise.