Watchtower Quotes: Churches and Other Charitable Organizations

“People may also feel that we should build schools and hospitals as well as perform other charitable works. They are stumbled because we focus our effort on the preaching work, not on solving the world’s immediate problems. … Never should we become distracted by the political and social issues of this world.”

Watchtower 2021 May p.7
““It is important to make clear right away that we are Jehovah’s Witnesses and that our primary mission is to help them spiritually, not materially,” notes an elder who has helped many refugees. “Otherwise, some may associate with us only for personal advantage.””

Watchtower 2017 May p.7
“If there is any material giving, to charities for instance, it is because there is need to salve a conscience, or because one’s reputation is at stake.”

Watchtower 1969 May 1 p.280

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