We've had a few threads these past couple days about how the WT does not take care of its own, how there's no love in the congregations, how they do no charitable works (supposedly because they don't want to produce "rice Christians"), and how they believe that in these last days, the literature is the most important thing people need today, this wonderful life-saving spiritual food.... Right?
Well, take a look at this recent day text:
- from EXAMINING THE SCRIPTURES DAILY - Monday, November 23, 2015 -
"Select for yourselves seven reputable men . . . that we may appoint them over this necessary matter.".—Acts 6:3. The apostles’ response to the report that certain “widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution” of food illustrates that the congregation can help to care for needy members. (Acts 6:1-5)
Paul gave Timothy instructions outlining the circumstances under which Christian widows would qualify for material assistance from the congregation. (1 Tim. 5:3-16) The inspired Bible writer James likewise acknowledged the Christian obligation to look after orphans, widows, and others in cases of tribulation or need. (Jas. 1:27; 2:15-17) The apostle John too reasoned: “Whoever has the material possessions of this world and sees his brother in need and yet refuses to show him compassion, in what way does the love of God remain in him?” (1 John 3:17) If individual Christians have such obligations toward the needy, is that not also true of the congregations? w14 3/15 3:13, 14
Hmph. Hypocrites, much??