How to con people.
Have you built a house for yourself before building one for the Lord? I have to admit I have never taken the Lord into consideration when I have tried to get a place to live. First of all I was never aware that the Lord was homeless, second I didn’t know that he could live in a house. The Lord seem to be a very strange being, as he is both homeless and always broke and without any funds whatsoever.
But what do you do when you have the money and resources to build a stately mansion in a lovely climate when you are the ruler of thousands of dirt poor people, spending all their resources and energy on selling the fourth rate crap you write?
What do you do to sell such a blatant example of hypocrisy, to those poor dopes?
Here is how it is done folks:
“It is not always convenient to get a comfortable place to live when it is necessary to rent a house for a few months. For the past two years I and other brethren close to Brother Rutherford have urged upon him the necessity of a house in San Diego where he can live and do the work that is so necessary to be done. Last year, in company with a few other brethren, we pressed this matter upon him, at that time the Lord having provided the means for the building of the house so that it would not be a burden on the Society He finally consented that the house might be built only upon condition that it should be exclusively for use of the Lord's work, henceforth and for ever, and not for any private gain for any one. In October, 1929, I went to California and acquired the title to the ground in my name and entered into a contract with the builder, and the house was constructed in my name. I again went to California at the beginning of the year 1930 to close up the building arrangements. I am happy to have any part in this because I know what it means for the Lord's work.
I feel sure that the Lord loves Brother Rutherford as much as he loved David. David built a house for himself and afterwards thought about building one for the Lord. After repeated urging by loyal brethren the San Diego house was built, but Brother Rutherford refused to have it for himself except to use it for the Lord's work. A deed was made conveying the title to the house. This deed was written by Brother Rutherford himself. I am certain there is no other deed to any piece of property like it under the sun. I am grateful to the Lord that I had anything to do with it. The deed is a matter of public record on the deed records of San Diego, California, and therefore I am at full liberty to publish it, and I do here submit the deed for publication so that all may see and understand how much Brother Rutherford has been libeled and slandered by those who would injure the Lord's work.
I am certain that the loyal ones would have been glad to help finance the house had opportunity been given, and that they will rejoice when they know that this property will be for ever for the Lord's people; that when Brother Rutherford is through with it somebody else in the Lord's work will have it, and when David and Joseph or some of the other ancient worthies return they will have it.” Golden Age, 03.19.1930 pp. 405, 406.
This bootlicking, butt kissing drivel was written by one of Rutherford’s nodders and yes men, Robert J. Martin. Isn’t it incredible what you can sell to “ true believers”. The Lord would of course not mind having Rutherford loaning his house for a while, before David and “the other ancient worthies” returned to move in. Now enjoy the hilarious and incredible deed made to “prove” that Rutherford didn’t want the house for “private use”. As you can see the insanity scream at you from every word:
“Both the grantor and the grantee, the said JOSEPH F. RUTHERFORD are fully persuaded from the Bible testimony, which is. the Word of Jehovah God, and from extraneous evidence that God's kingdom is now in course of establishment and that it will result beneficially to the peoples of earth; that the governing power and authority will be invisible to men but that the kingdom of God will have visible representatives on the earth who will have charge of the affairs of the nations under the supervision of the invisible ruler Christ; that among those who will thus be the faithful representatives and visible governors of the world will be David, who was once king over Israel; and Gideon, and Barak, and Samson, and Jephthae, and Joseph, formerly the ruler of Egypt, and Samuel the prophet and other faithful men who were named with approval in the Bible at Hebrews the eleventh chapter. The condition herein is that the said WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY shall hold said title perpetually in trust for the use of any or all of the men above named as representatives of God's kingdom on earth and that such men shall have possession and use of said property hereinabove described as they may deem for the best interest for the work in which they are engaged.
This property has been acquired and the improvements built thereon at the instance and under the direction of the said JOSEPH F. RUTHERFORD and dedicated to Jehovah God and to His King Christ who is the rightful ruler of the earth and for the express purpose of being used by those who are servants of Jehovah God. For this reason the provision is made in this deed that the property shall be for ever used for that purpose subject to any encumbrances that may have been placed thereupon.
IT IS FURTHER PROVIDED that if the said JOSEPH F. RUTHERFORD while alive on the earth shall by lease, deed or contract provide that any other person or persons connected with the said WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY shall have the right to reside on said premises until the appearing of David or some of the other men mentioned in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews as above set forth even such person or persons so designated by the said JOSEPH F. RUTHERFORD in such lease or other paper writing shall have the right and privilege of residing on said premises until the same be taken possession of by David or some of the other men herein named and this property and premises being dedicated to Jehovah and the use of his kingdom it shall be used as such for ever. Any persons appearing to take possession of said premises shall first prove and identify themselves to the proper officers of said Society as the person or persons described in Hebrews chapter eleven and in this deed. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I the said ROBERT J. MARTIN and the said JOSEPH F. RUTHERFORD have hereunto signed our names this 24th day of December A.D. 1929.
ROBERT J. MARTIN
JOSEPH F. RUTHERFORD”
Golden Age, 03.19.1930 pp. 405, 406.
This particular kind of insanity can be seen in the Watchtower Society to this day with the tendency to “explain” every detail of Watchtower policy with some half baked Biblical reference, no matter how insane, silly and far fetched it is. One prime example is the idea of the “Governing Body”, where the fantastic leap of faith is required that when Jesus, 2000 years ago allegedly talked about the “Faithful and Discreet Slave” he had a mind a bunch of halfwit geriatrics in Brooklyn, New York, Wow! But when you have the right kind of “faith” you can believe anything, and people do.
If I were an unscrupulous, scumbag bastard, I know what I should do for a living. There are millions of idiots out there just waiting for someone to come along and take advantage of them. The more incredible and unreal your message are the stronger they will believe. The Churches has sold illusions and thin air for thousands of years already and with enormous success. Just face it folks, elaborate con games based on superstition and nonsense is one of the best career opportunities there is, the only requirement is charm and being totally without any morals whatsoever. If you actually believe in the insane nonsense yourself it is even better. If you want to live the good life with plenty of money, property and all the women you want, become a Preacher and nothing can stop you.