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FINLAND - Jehovah's Witness Leaders Suspected of Fundraising Crime

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If you have a religion in Finland and want to raise money for a religion, you need a permission to do so. Permission must be applied for from the state. Jehovah's Witnesses have raised money in the Watchtower without permission, which is against the fundraising law. Religions in Finland are allowed to raise money without permission with collection (in practice this means passing of a collection plate at the religious event). Because Jehovah's Witnesses do not practice that kind of collection, they should have applied permission to raise money. Collecting money with a bank account number is prohibited without permission.

The case is all over the newspapers in Finland.

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Leaders of Jehovah's Witnesses are suspected of fundraising. The case is currently being prosecuted.

Public Prosecutor

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says there are a dozen people suspected of the crime. The suspects have denied having committed the crime.

The key issue revolves around Jehovah's Witness Watchtower magazines and websites. The donation account number of Jehovah's Witnesses had been distributed in newspapers and on websites, and this had been done without a fundraiser.

- In the opinion of the Police Board, it would have required permission. Religious communities have the opportunity to collect bumps in connection with the practice of a religion without a fundraising permit, but other fundraising for activities requires permission by law, says Appelsin.

- The suspects in the crime are those responsible for this activity.

According to Appelsin , however, the whole is not quite simple. The matter has been investigated for years and the preliminary investigation of the case was completed in the autumn of last year.

The preliminary investigation was not able to find out exactly how much money had been raised with that donation method. In any case, the scale of money transfers is large.

- When it comes to years, there are thousands of members and the activities are largely funded by donations, yes it will be a big total. We are talking about millions of euros.

Appelsin estimates that the prosecution will be completed this spring. In the prosecution, the prosecutor decides whether or not to prosecute the persons.

Ilta-Sanomat also asked Jehovah's Witnesses and President

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. Spokeswoman
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says Jehovah's Witnesses do not want to comment on the unfinished business. He sent a brief statement on the matter by e-mail.

- We are cooperating fully with the authorities in this matter. They have raised legitimate concerns, but we believe that the report we have given will answer their questions. As the matter is still pending with them, it is not appropriate at this stage to comment further.

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And the question of "why Jehovah's Witnesses have not applied for permission to raise money?": in order to obtain permission, a statement of religion financial policies is required. Possibly they didn't want open their financial policies.

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FINLAND - Jehovah's Witness Leaders Suspected of Fundraising Crime Hello guest! Please register or sign in (it's free) to view the hidden content. If you have a religion in Finland and want to raise money for a religion, you need a permission to do so. Permission must be applied for from the state. Jehovah's Witnesses have raised money in the Watchtower without permission, which is against the fundraising law. Religions in Finland are allowed to raise money wi

? The "application" of the Psalm is against all those who indulge in time, money, and effort wasting attempts to use the framework of "Caesar's law" to disrupt, obstruct or in any way interfere with the outworking of Jehovah's purposes and the share He has delegated to His faithful servants in carrying out His will in the earth at this time. Regardless of any gloat-worthy, assumed success in this activity enjoyed by agents of the mischief makers, the reality is that "Jehovah our God will do

Who cares about the newspapers? What is really happening is more time and money wasting by those who are "framing trouble in the name of the law". Ps.94:10. We all know where this will end up!

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Ridiculous!  They must then try and persecute every individual who put in the box (before the lockdown).  It comes down to having a box at the back of the hall  or a plate that is passed on.  so....... silly.   This is really persecution by law or "mischief by Law".   That is to put silly cases against someone continuously.

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14 hours ago, César Chávez said:

the Psalms you provided, can also go against the Watchtower

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The "application" of the Psalm is against all those who indulge in time, money, and effort wasting attempts to use the framework of "Caesar's law" to disrupt, obstruct or in any way interfere with the outworking of Jehovah's purposes and the share He has delegated to His faithful servants in carrying out His will in the earth at this time. Regardless of any gloat-worthy, assumed success in this activity enjoyed by agents of the mischief makers, the reality is that "Jehovah our God will do away with them."

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11 hours ago, Outta Here said:

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The "application" of the Psalm is against all those who indulge in time, money, and effort wasting attempts to use the framework of "Caesar's law" to disrupt, obstruct or in any way interfere with the outworking of Jehovah's purposes and the share He has delegated to His faithful servants in carrying out His will in the earth at this time. Regardless of any gloat-worthy, assumed success in this activity enjoyed by agents of the mischief makers, the reality is that "Jehovah our God will do away with them."

Because of a false sense of peace, safety, security found by JWs as members of “Jehovah’s organization”, the type and source of persecution against them, is always directed to those on the outside of the organization, and not inside where spiritual “Jacob” resides among “Gentiles”. (1 Thess 5:2-3)   I’m not saying that JWs do not suffer persecution from governments.  Although, if persecution against them exists outside, is it possible that it exists inside JW walls in the environment of sin?  I believe no JW will say that discipline is needed – repentance of their own sins is needed, because they suffer from external sources.  No JW will link the corruption that flows from the spiritual in-house throne of those who rule over them, with the persecution they face outside the organization.  Although not announced, they will say, this is the great tribulation, and such suffering is to be expected!  It makes you wonder why the announcement hasn't occurred.  But, I am guessing  that one reason is that the GB say it will take "years" to complete their projects of videos on the the gospels about Jesus. Are they so side-tracked in this work, they are completely forgetting about the great tribulation and Armageddon?  Perhaps, they know the truth about who are, the target of the great tribulation.  (Mark 14:13-20)

When Israel suffered at the hands of other nations, it was because of their own sins.  (Deut 31:17,18; Ps 44:17-24) Lamentations is the perfect example of suffering because of Israel’s sins. (Lam 2:8)  JWs are not fighting on the side of righteousness, when their house, their organization is filled with unrighteousness.  How blind, how foolish it is, to think that God is on their side, when His anointed people have allowed men to rule over them and replace His priesthood - His heritage, His chosen people. (Lam 1:10; 2:7; Ezek 44:6-9; Dan 11:36; Mark 13:14; 2 Thess 2:3,4; 1 Pet 2:5,9,10;1 Cor 3:16,17;  Rev 11:1,2)

It is God’s people that must look at their own sins. 

Psalm 94:

Lord, God of vengeance—
God of vengeance, shine!
Rise up, Judge of the earth;
repay the proud what they deserve.
Lord, how long will the wicked—
how long will the wicked celebrate?

They pour out arrogant words;
all the evildoers boast.
Lord, they crush Your people;
they oppress Your heritage.
They kill the widow and the resident alien
and murder the fatherless.
They say, “The Lord doesn’t see it.
The God of Jacob doesn’t pay attention
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Pay attention, you stupid people!
Fools, when will you be wise?
Can the one who shaped the ear not hear,
the one who formed the eye not see?
10 The one who instructs nations,
the one who teaches mankind knowledge—
does He not discipline?
11 The Lord knows the thoughts of mankind;
they are futile.

12 Lord, how happy is anyone You discipline
and teach from your law
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to give him relief from troubled times
until a pit is dug for the wicked.
14 The Lord will not leave His people
or abandon His heritage,
15 for the administration of justice will again be righteous,
and all the upright in heart will follow it.

16 Who stands up for me against the wicked?
Who takes a stand for me against evildoers?
17 If the Lord had not been my helper,
I would soon rest in the silence of death.
18 If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
Your faithful love will support me, Lord.
19 When I am filled with cares,
Your comfort brings me joy.

20 Can a corrupt throne be your ally,
a throne that makes evil laws?

21 They band together against the life of the righteous
and condemn the innocent to death. (spiritual “killing”/disfellowshipping – Rev 11:1-3,7;13:15)
22 But the Lord is my refuge;
my God is the rock of my protection.
23 He will pay them back for their sins
and destroy them for their evil.
The Lord our God will destroy them. 

 

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