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Monday, November 23, 2009

How is the Work of Jehovah's Witnesses Financed?

Some opposers of Jehovah's Witnesses falsely claim that the Watchtower organization gets rich off of Jehovah's Witnesses. Yet this can easily be proved false.

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, a legal religious corporation that is used by Jehovah's Witnesses, was incorporated in 1884 in accordance with the Nonprofit Corporation Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S.A. This means that, BY LAW IT CANNOT BE and it is NOT, A PROFIT-MAKING ENTERPRISE, nor do individuals make a profit through this Society. The Society's charter states: "It [the Society] does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit, incidentally or otherwise, to its members, directors or officers."'

The work of Jehovah's Witnesses is primarily financed through voluntary contributions, as was true with the early Christians. (2 Cor. 8:12; 9:7) 

True Christians heed Jesus' instruction to his apostles:

“YOU received free, give free.” (Matthew 10:8) 

So no tithing or collections are ever taken at meetings of Jehovah's Witnesses; they do not beg for money from the public. Any donations from interested persons are used to further the worldwide work of Bible education conducted by Jehovah's Witnesses

Jehovah's Witnesses are not paid to go from house to house or to offer Bible literature on the streets. Love for God and for neighbor motivates them to talk about God's loving provisions for mankind.

For much more, see:

How Is Your Work Financed? (JW.ORG)

Do Jehovah's Witnesses Practice Tithing? (JW.ORG)

How Jehovah's Witnesses Are Organized / How are you funded? (Jehovah’s Witnesses Official Media Web Site)

Religion - How Should It Be Financed? Giving That Brings Joy (w02 12/1 pp. 4-7; Watchtower Online Library)

How Is It All Financed? - Not Serving for Personal Gain (Jehovah's Witnesses Questions and Answers; Excerpt from the Proclaimers Book - jv chap. 21 pp. 350-351 How Is It All Financed?)

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