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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Donating land for community use (from the Faith that serves doc.)





8 comments:

  1. Truly charitable acts are not usually lauded by those doing them - most charitable acts are carried out not looking for praise or thanks. What is this group looking for? And why do they need a hall in Beckenham that seats 880 people.

    A cynical person will ask - can this all be true?
    Matthew

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  2. Christians claim it is better to give than receive, so why the big fanfare on something given????

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  3. Pharisaical? (spelling??) "Look at me what a wonderful person I am"

    Matthew

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  4. Matthew 6:vs 1 - 4 :
    Take heed not to do your alms before men to be seen of them, otherwise ye have no reward with your Father who is in the heavens. When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may have glory from men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand does; so that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father who sees in secret will render it to thee.

    The Bible

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  5. Matthew asks 'why do they need a hall in Beckenham that seats 880 people'.

    Is the answer because they are going to invite 1290 people to the meeting and block up all the aisles and fire escapes with additional seating?

    The elf that deals with safety

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  6. Ummm, don't muddle up your alms with your BRIBES, Brethren!

    An HEB gentleman some years ago said the local 'worldly' population around Woodyates were not happy at all about a peeb hall being built there, so some spare land the Breth didn't want was gifted to the locals for community use, to sweeten them up.

    NOT just as simple as a lovely gift of surplus land donated from the goodness of the peebs' hearts.. (At that point in time they weren't under fire from the Charity Commission, & were proceeding as hard-heartedly and coldly as they always had, charitable giving being a no-no unless specifically approved by the leadership.)

    I think if there was a little digging, similar might well come to light about some of these other 'alms'. The nonEB locals might well have had a very different slant on these land-giftings at the time, when the peebs were doing their utmost to 'persuade' locals how unnoticeable their nocturnal comings & goings would be once the various halls were built, to say nothing of some of their more reckless drivers being introduced to the local neighbourhood... Oh and several lovely sets of steel gates, private CCTV cameras, high fencing, peculiar church buildings....

    Town planning evasions extraordinaire.

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  7. Interesting point, Trevor. I thought it too good to be true...generosity, without an ulterior function. Also, as someone pointed out elsewhere, some of the PBCC cult resources have been stolen from family inheritance.

    #fakecharity4profit

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  8. I heard the same, Trevor. Would never have got permission for a meeting room here if we hadn't.

    Josh You Are.

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