Originally posted by FlyersFan
Originally posted by wildtimes
After that I put a sign in the front door window that said
"NO SOLICITING OF ANY KIND, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY"
I had to do the same thing because of Jehovahs Witnesses. A small group of them kept coming around and wouldn't stop. They even tried to give me
bible reading assignments and said we would 'discuss them' the next time they came by .. and they kept it up week after week. I finally put a sign on
my door .. a really strong one ...
It looked a lot like this one
It worked well. No problems after that ...
"No soliciting" signs do not apply to us and we do not look as them as applying to us. The scripture that applies to us is this one:
(2 Corinthians 2:17) . . .[We are;] for we are not peddlers of the word of God as many men are, but as out of sincerity, yes, as sent from God,
under God’s view, in company with Christ, we are speaking.
Since we neither solitict money nor are looking for money we are not soliciting. Some may wrongly assume that Jehovah's Witnesses are going
door-to-door to make money, either because of false information, or just prejudice. But if you inform yourself on the matter you will know that we
make no money. We have no paid clergy, no one in any of our branches gets paid any money, our elders make no money, we ask for no money when we go
door-to-door. In fact we sacrifice our time, and our money to donate for the literature we produce with our own labor, and we spend our own money to
buy decent clothes to wear that dignifies our work, and we spend our own money to put gas in our cars to drive to the peoples homes. We sacrifice a
lot to talk with our neighbors, and we ask NOTHING back in return. We have no collections at our kingdom halls. No one anywhere among Jehovah's
Witnesses, even our governing body, is paid anything for the work we do. For we believe what Jesus said here:
(Matthew 10:8, 9) . . .YOU received free, give free. 9 Do not procure gold or silver or copper for YOUR girdle purses,
The Bible should not be used to make money. The truth is free and those who proclaim the truth do so freely just as Jesus did, asking for nothing,
especially monetary considerations in return:
(Revelation 22:17) . . .And the spirit and the bride keep on saying: “Come!” And let anyone hearing say: “Come!” And let anyone thirsting
come; let anyone that wishes take life’s water free.
In contrast to the free service that we self-sacrifcingly out of love of neighbor and God give, the clergy of Christendom charges money for services
that are of no spiritual benefit just as the prophecy states:
(Isaiah 55:1, 2) . . .Hey there, all YOU thirsty ones! Come to the water. And the ones that have no money! Come, buy and eat. Yes, come, buy wine
and milk even without money and without price. 2 Why do YOU people keep paying out money for what is not bread, and why is YOUR toil for what
results in no satisfaction? . . .
edit on 25-3-2013 by SubAce because: (no reason given)