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The christian Broadcasting Network(CBN) is doing a very fine work in helping the less privileged in Nigeria,ive been watching their activities on tv for quite some time now and I always feel moved to become a partner so that I can be making regular donations to support their humanitarian activities but I am concern that it is christendom.

I'm not sure if it is okay for a Jehovah's witness to partner with CBN just to support the humanitarian work.

I've been thinking about this since about three months ago and I have thought that well Jehovah's organization too does humanitarian work but I noticed that the one of CBN is more regular (ie not only in disaster situations) and it is extended to even non Christendom in very remote villages.they help the poor with free medical and surgery services, financial empowerment of the less privileged and provision of good sources of drinking water for suffering communities.

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Jehovah chose to remedy mankind through God's Kingdom arrangement, because any humanitarian work is short lived. 

One problem fixed, another 10 arise.

Note too, that Jesus despite his miraculous powers did not engage in humanitarian work, but focused on Kingdom arrangement.

Also despite all humanitarian work Christendom does, how Jehovah views her?  (Acts 20:30; 2 Thess. 2:6-8) 


Interesting principle below.

“NOT everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the kingdom of the heavens,” said Jesus Christ, “but the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. Many will say to me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not . . . perform many powerful works in your name?’ And yet then I will confess to them: I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness.”—Matthew 7:21-23.

Man was created as an intelligent creature with the desire to explore and understand :)


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Hi Brother Ishaya,


To be like our Father, we must have have a compassionate heart wanting to help those in need. So your desire to help others shows goodness! 

Now when we want to give, donate, if an organization has the name “Christ” or “Christian” in it, then we would want to be very careful as this means they are promoting their organization in Jesus’ name! Are they really true Christians? Are their beliefs, mission, in union with truth of the Bible? Please notice parts of the Christian Broadcasting Network(CBN) Statement of Faith and their Mission Statement:



Statement of Faith

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ in person will return to earth in power and glory.

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who through belief in Christ have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the church is worldwide evangelization.



The mission of CBN and its affiliated organizations is to prepare the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. 


So based on their own Statement of Faith and Mission Statement, does this CBN appear to be part of Christendom?

Should CBN be viewed as 1 of many organizations in the world that promotes false religion under the banner of charity? 


Here is an excellent answer that the FDS provided about donating, their answer is “Giving - Yes and No”


*** g93 6/8 p. 26 Charitable Contributions—A Christian Obligation? ***
Giving—Yes and No

To be sure, the Bible’s counsel is to be kind and generous toward those in need. From ancient times God’s people have been encouraged to “be liberal, ready to share.” (1 Timothy 6:18; Deuteronomy 15:7, 10, 11) In fact, Christians are told at 1 John 3:17: “Whoever has this world’s means for supporting life and beholds his brother having need and yet shuts the door of his tender compassions upon him, in what way does the love of God remain in him?”


Give, yes; but beware! We are regularly bombarded by charities, religions, and annual community-service campaigns; most make compelling appeals. However, in evaluating them it is good to remember the Bible proverb: “Anyone inexperienced puts faith in every word, but the shrewd one considers his steps.” (Proverbs 14:15) In other words, beware of accepting the claims or promises of charities at face value. How is the collected money really used? Are the organizations funded those that a Christian should support? Are their activities political, nationalistic, or connected with false religion?


Edited by Beggar for the Spirit

"Create in me a pure heart, O God, And put within me a new spirit, a steadfast one" (PS 51:10)


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A little bit of research leads you to the interesting (and I might add disturbing) connections of CBN.  One is The 700 Club, which is described as being the flagship television program of the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN).  The first leading televangelist associated with the 700 Club was Jim Bakker and then Pat Robertson.  It is still a going concern and is described  as a news magazine program that features live guests, daily news, contemporary music, testimonies, and Christian ministry (their words, not mine).  The main goal, as is usual with false religion, is to raise lots of money, brag about their 'ministries' where they provide clean water, food, medicine, etc., everything but waters of truth!  And donations from 'partners' and those who send their money to them, line the pockets of those in charge.  According to reports, Pat Robertson sold the 700 Club for millions, but still appears on it.


With the plethora of news here in the US through the years, about him and a myriad of other televangelists, I wouldn't touch anything associated with CBN with a 10 foot pole.  But that's just me.  Better to take Paul's word for it at 2 Co 6:14-17, do "not become yoked with unbelievers. . . . get out from among them and quit touching the unclean thing."   And there's the voice from heaven at Re 18:4:  "Get out of her, my people, if you do not want to share with her in her sins, and if you do not want to receive part of her plagues."


You evidently have a generous spirit and if you have funds that you can donate, why not help out where you know they will be used to help our brothers and sisters, through your branch.  So many are going through difficulties and we know every $ is used discreetly by the slave.  

"Where the scriptures and and the slave are silent, I do not speak." :bible2:

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I’d be really leery. Satan wants to corrupt your relationship with Jehovah. Is a part of Babylon the Great? We help our bible students to realize they need to clean themselves up from Babylon the Great, in as many ways as possible. So they are not recognized as any part of a religious system that will be destroyed, come Armageddon. 
I know how you feel. They are constantly begging for money to help abused and homeless animals. I can’t give it a thought. 
If I do, my heart may get involved. In the long run, there is nothing, nothing we can do to help a system in its death throes. If we had a million dollars, and gave it to help the unfortunate in this system. It would be like putting money in a bag with a hole in it.

I don’t have much money, but what I have to share goes to Jehovah and his organization. And if possible to ones in need, locally, that I realize could use a bit of help financially. 
Just my thougnt.

I want to age without sharp corners, and have an obedient heart!

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6 minutes ago, Ishaya said:

Thank you brothers,it is just so tormenting to see people trapped

in poverty with no hope at all.

Well, that's where our time spent in preaching work is so valuable.

People need to hear the good news of the kingdom and come under it's everlasting beautiful arrangement.

Everything else is just a shadow and temporary.  

Jesus said: For you always have the poor with you (pointing out that no human effort will remedy human inflictions. )


The only lasting solution and help eventuates from this. 

Jehovah’s spirit is upon me, because he anointed me to declare good news to the poor. 

Man was created as an intelligent creature with the desire to explore and understand :)


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9 hours ago, Ishaya said:

Thank you brothers,it is just so tormenting to see people trapped

in poverty with no hope at all.

That’s where Gods Kingdom comes in, brother. I’m sorry, things like this, I have to ignore. Animals, people and the earth. Being ruined by Satan and this system. We know the answer. Let’s keep moving towards it!

I want to age without sharp corners, and have an obedient heart!

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10 hours ago, Ishaya said:

Thank you brothers,it is just so tormenting to see people trapped

in poverty with no hope at all.

I get you, brother! You’re one of Jehovah’s people, of course you feel this way. I have always worked in the public/nonprofit sector in part because I feel if as long as I have to support myself I might as well work secularly in a way that is good for the community. That said, it is like having a front row seat to how broken this system is. There are a lot of wonderful people and programs with the best of intentions but they are not going to be able to solve this system’s problems permanently the way Jehovah will.

I know firsthand there are NGOs that really do help and I have even benefitted from

them personally. I would never have been able to buy my own home in this city without help from a homeownership program with a nonprofit community development corporation.


But I would absolutely not give money to an entity associated with a megachurch like this one. Just don’t touch it. If you have the means to do so and really feel compelled to contribute funds or help in some way that doesn’t interfere with your spiritual routine, you can research online to find secular NGOs that are reputable and doing decent work in your country.


I just found this list as an example of what you might find if you start looking around: 



If I were you I would be more inclined to support an organization led by people from your own country/community rather than a large organization from the US. Don’t necessarily believe what you see in TV commercials. If you find a community organization local to where you live, you can even volunteer for a few hours to get a better sense of what they are doing and see how effective they are. 




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