Congregants 'swarm' to raise kingdom hall

May 31, 2014 Full story: Sentinel & Enterprise 74

It's like a good, old-fashioned barn raising from the old days, but this time members of the Jehovah's Witnesses are gathering to build a 6,100-square-foot kingdom hall at 1275 Central St. Church members from around New England, New York and as far as Texas started construction this week and plan to be done by June 22. More than 100 were expected ... (more)

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hMMMMM

Aurora, IL

#1 Jun 1, 2014
Swarm is a good word. This is not charity, but gotta love how the WBTS plants these non-stories, because Jehovah's Witness run no charities, do no charitable acts, and actually forbid members from giving to or volunteering for actual charities.
Why does this publishing company cult,get tax breaks meant for charities again????
Billy Bonehead

London, UK

#2 Jun 1, 2014
Religion have been tax free and in fact they can even claim back the tax paid by the donor on the amount given. Once you can show you are a religious movement. In the UK there only 2 mainstream religions.
Now there are all kinds. Even Scientology has been given religious status

Basically you can sell religion as long as you don;t sell goods of any sort or newspapers One reason none of these religions can charge for the literature You can bet your life they would do so if they thought they could get away with it,
One thing I know is that wherever there is money there will be corruption.
and far from being exempt from it Religions probably has more than anything else.
The saying "you never see a poor religion is true"
The Nigerian churches make no bones about it is you don;t put enough in the collection you'll be told to dig deeper
meanwhile the minister is riding around in a top of the range Mercedes Car. Its not only corruption but intimidation Many of these are churches of Crooks
Remnant 143999

Albuquerque, NM

#3 Jun 7, 2014
Any new kingdom halls being built in Mexico?
Alice

Sussex, WI

#4 Jun 11, 2014
grow up hMMM, preaching door to door is more charitable than anything out there. JW's don't forbid anything, get your facts straight.
DR SOS

Dallas, TX

#5 Jun 11, 2014
Alice wrote:
grow up hMMM, preaching door to door is more charitable than anything out there. JW's don't forbid anything, get your facts straight.
"preaching door to door is more charitable than anything out there."

Lol

What's interesting is thinking about you saying this to some homeless bum on the brink of death in Manhattan.

See,this is why I have little respect for JWS as a whole,they say things on the net that they would never say in public because they KNOW its asinine.I can figure out right off the bat if one is a JW merely by their wording,terminology and thought process on here.

And it doesn't even align with the Good Samaritan of the Bible.the guy in the ditch was physically helped and not given a piece of literature,the guy would have suffered and died if someone just gave him a piece of literature.

Sure,individual JWS do help people from time to time but it's few and far between and it's usually between other JWS ,the JW thought process is one that looks at charities as a negative thing and that thought process was put in place by the people running the watchtower society.

“GOD'S TRUTHS *NEVER* CHANGE”

Since: Aug 09

A SMALL VILLAGE IN UPSTATE NY

#6 Jun 11, 2014
DR SOS wrote:
<quoted text>"
And it doesn't even align with the Good Samaritan of the Bible.the guy in the ditch was physically helped and not given a piece of literature,the guy would have suffered and died if someone just gave him a piece of literature.

Sure,individual JWS do help people from time to time but it's few and far between and it's usually between other JWS ,the JW thought process is one that looks at charities as a negative thing and that thought process was put in place by the people running the watchtower society.
As much as the WT leaders have cleverly persuaded their followers to believe that handing out magazines is on a par with the human compassion shown in the Good Samaritan parable....it is NOT a charitable act...but is actually a WT-approved method of trying to gain converts to their organization.
Charles

Leominster, MA

#8 Jul 23, 2014
Alice wrote:
grow up hMMM, preaching door to door is more charitable than anything out there. JW's don't forbid anything, get your facts straight.
Those who love God seek the truth and Jehovah's Witnesses kindly share it. I learned from Jehovah's Witnesses and the truth does set one free. Praise Jehovah and continue to sanctify your name and may I pray in the name of Jesus. So be it.
Remnant 143999

Albuquerque, NM

#9 Jul 24, 2014
Are jw's swarming o help the thousands of hungry and needy children now entering our southern border?
True Christian witness

Bartlesville, OK

#10 Jul 24, 2014
Jehovah's Witness are the first to a disaster area or to help anyone in need. Any witness who gives their time or money to help a needy person, does not expect praise or thanks, we just try to imitate Jesus and the early Christian witnesses of Jehovah God, as Jesus did and taught.
Matthew 6: 16-18

To sacrifice anything for the sake of the good news, as Kingdom Hall building, food or money and our time is praise to Jehovah God our Universal Sovereign and his son Jesus our reigning King in heaven.
Revelation 11:15

We support our own ministry and the printing and preaching of God's word the Bible, reading and obeying the direction from Jesus' loyal subjects is your decision, if you want a future life on Earth that is.

There is only one way to salvation, and you will obey or you won't.
Revelation 22:15
True Christian witness

Romania

#11 Jul 24, 2014
And let it be known
That the WT provides no charities because they are selfish and they hoard money,this is why I can no longer consciously follow the WT society.They do not follow the example of the Good Samaritan of the Bible.they are truly hypocrites.
I can't with a existent conscious follow the WTS.
Tao itness

United States

#14 Jul 24, 2014
The bible also clearly says their is ONE mediator between God and mankind,Jesus Christ who gave his life for ALL men.
The Watchtower has actually convinced you this is a lie and to deny Christ as your mediator,to deny His blood and His Spirit!
Do you know this?
Before you think your leaders could not do this,remember they KEEP transforming themselves into ministers of righteousness. How does 2 Corinthian 11 say they do this? Two ways. They look for a pretext to make themselves equal with the apostles,then through deceitful works,which this pretext is.
The Watchtowers pretext is that Christ arrived in 1914 and judged them worthy and gave them control over you!
WAKE UP WITNESSES! Read,pray,seek,ask!

Since: Sep 13

Houston

#15 Jul 24, 2014
True Christian witness wrote:
Jehovah's Witness are the first to a disaster area or to help anyone in need. Any witness who gives their time or money to help a needy person, does not expect praise or thanks, we just try to imitate Jesus and the early Christian witnesses of Jehovah God, as Jesus did and taught.
Matthew 6: 16-18
To sacrifice anything for the sake of the good news, as Kingdom Hall building, food or money and our time is praise to Jehovah God our Universal Sovereign and his son Jesus our reigning King in heaven.
Revelation 11:15
We support our own ministry and the printing and preaching of God's word the Bible, reading and obeying the direction from Jesus' loyal subjects is your decision, if you want a future life on Earth that is.
There is only one way to salvation, and you will obey or you won't.
Revelation 22:15
If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself... "

Where in the bible is there a direction to build buildings, count hours, distribute literature?

JWs are not usually the first at a disaster unless they are victims of the disaster-and even then the help they can expect is a bit sketchy from the congregation (some congregations are stellar) and from the organization? After they got enlisted(forced by circumstances) to help during 9/11, there were many mentions of how people saw the WT sign and headed there for help-which they kindly got since they walked up to the building in the middle of a tragedy and asked for the help.(I think most JWs do want to be kind but that is not incited much unless it is generosity to the org itself). But how did the organization (not individual JWs) respond? They have taken down the signs and sold the building across the bridge from one of the busiest urban areas in the world. The disaster came to their door and so they moved house. That's never going to happen in the mountains of Tuxedo Park,NY.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#16 Jul 24, 2014
True Christian witness wrote:
Jehovah's Witness are the first to a disaster area or to help anyone in need. Any witness who gives their time or money to help a needy person, does not expect praise or thanks, we just try to imitate Jesus and the early Christian witnesses of Jehovah God, as Jesus did and taught.
Matthew 6: 16-18
There is only one way to salvation, and you will obey or you won't.
Revelation 22:15
If you really believe there is only one way to salvation, then why do you follow men who teach you that there is two ways, THEM and JESUS?

Also, they are not always the first to respond to disasters, that is another lie they say that you swallow without proof.
How much money does the WTS give to needy people? Do you have any proof that they do this? I know a few witnesses that helps those in need, but as a whole they do not.

What has this scripture got to do with who is your savior??

Rev 22:
15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

If you want to do the research, you will find that the GB aka F&DS are good for making lies. Don't take my word on it, do your research and you will find them.

Now here is scriptures you should really read and think about....

Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”(Acts 4:12)

“There is one body and one Spirit … one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”(Ephesians 4:4)

Jesus said to him,“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”(John 14:6)

“I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and find pasture … I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”(John 10:9)

Jesus said to her,“I am the resurrection and the life, he who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.”(John 11:25)

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying,“I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”(John 8:12)

And Jesus said to them,“I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”(John 6:35)

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”(John 6:51)

“… whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”(John 3:15-16)

“He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”(John 3:36)

“Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”(John 8:24)

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”(John 5:24)

“… And this is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have life.”(1 John 5:11)

“And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.”(1 John 4:14)

“Tight lines”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#17 Jul 24, 2014
Covered wrote:
<quoted text>If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and be filled," and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself... "
Where in the bible is there a direction to build buildings, count hours, distribute literature?
JWs are not usually the first at a disaster unless they are victims of the disaster-and even then the help they can expect is a bit sketchy from the congregation (some congregations are stellar) and from the organization? After they got enlisted(forced by circumstances) to help during 9/11, there were many mentions of how people saw the WT sign and headed there for help-which they kindly got since they walked up to the building in the middle of a tragedy and asked for the help.(I think most JWs do want to be kind but that is not incited much unless it is generosity to the org itself). But how did the organization (not individual JWs) respond? They have taken down the signs and sold the building across the bridge from one of the busiest urban areas in the world. The disaster came to their door and so they moved house. That's never going to happen in the mountains of Tuxedo Park,NY.
Wow...
Did you come up with this all by yourself or was this copied from some conspiracy theory website?

Since: Sep 13

Houston

#18 Jul 24, 2014
florida native wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow...
Did you come up with this all by yourself or was this copied from some conspiracy theory website?
The scripture-came from the bible. The other doesn't need to be from a conspiracy theory. I simply shared my observation and thoughts on the matter.

“Tight lines”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#19 Jul 24, 2014
Covered wrote:
<quoted text>The scripture-came from the bible. The other doesn't need to be from a conspiracy theory. I simply shared my observation and thoughts on the matter.
Well, your thoughts are amusing to say the least.
The building was sold NOT because of some fear of another 9-11 type incident.
It was sold because it was no longer needed.
When it was first purchased, it was based on the location to the waterway which, as you know, was the best way to get materials shipped.
These days, that is no longer the case.
Combine that with the fact that the building is 100 years old and subjected to salt water and I have no doubt you can understand why selling it was the best option.
The rest of your underhanded insults concerning what MY brothers did to help those that YOUR brothers murdered on that day will not be addressed.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#20 Jul 24, 2014
florida native wrote:
YOUR brothers murdered on that day will not be addressed.
You know FN, that comment was very uncalled for. I am very sure that Covered does not condone or agree with what those terrorist did on 9/11.
Flame

Washington, DC

#21 Jul 24, 2014
Covered wrote:
<quoted text>
JWs are not usually the first at a disaster unless they are victims of the disaster-and even then the help they can expect is a bit sketchy from the congregation (some congregations are stellar) and from the organization? After they got enlisted(forced by circumstances) to help during 9/11, there were many mentions of how people saw the WT sign and headed there for help-which they kindly got since they walked up to the building in the middle of a tragedy and asked for the help.(I think most JWs do want to be kind but that is not incited much unless it is generosity to the org itself). But how did the organization (not individual JWs) respond? They have taken down the signs and sold the building across the bridge from one of the busiest urban areas in the world. The disaster came to their door and so they moved house. That's never going to happen in the mountains of Tuxedo Park,NY.
This is one of most idiotic comments I have ever read.

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#22 Jul 24, 2014
Our church is building another building for more classrooms. We have men from the church building it and they are not being paid. What really is the difference in this, and JWs building a new KH? Nothing.

Did anyone notice this from the article?

The new kingdom hall includes about 5,200 square feet for worship and about 800 square feet for an itinerant minister's apartment.

A itinerant ministers apartment? Is this something new they have started? Are they going to charge rent for this, or will the donations pay for it?

“Tight lines”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#23 Jul 24, 2014
The Real Karen wrote:
<quoted text>
You know FN, that comment was very uncalled for. I am very sure that Covered does not condone or agree with what those terrorist did on 9/11.
Really?
You can read the crap he posts about the Witnesses and not a peep out of him.
He brings up 9-11 himself (notice he did not condemn it) and still nothing.
I point out the obvious and you complain?
Typical.

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