Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Preparing for JW Baptism

Every year multitudes of individuals are dedicating their lives to Jehovah God and thus identifying themselves as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Being baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses is not something to be taken lightly. It is a very serious decision. Baptism is a public demonstration of one’s desire to serve Jehovah God.

But before that day, there are adjustments to be made. Knowledge of the Scriptures alone is not enough. Action is required such as a study of the Bible, followed by attending Christian meetings, which will help the individual to increase their knowledge of Jehovah God. Then as their knowledge grows they will be moved to want to share it with others in the ministry work. This gives evidence of their desire to do Jehovah’s will. Repentance and conversion are necessary steps before one gets baptized. This means rejecting one’s former way of life and the fleshly pursuits it may have involved and replacing that with a new determination to stick close to God’s standards. This includes approaching Jehovah God in prayer and dedicating your life to him.

Baptism takes place during one of our public conventions or assemblies. During the convention, there is a Bible discourse given specifically to the baptismal candidates underscoring the importance of dedicating one’s life to our creator, Jehovah God. After the talk he or she will then be immersed completely in water, symbolizing their dedication to Jehovah God.

Of course, baptism is only the first step in the lifelong journey of being a witness of Jehovah God. Afterwards, each individual must continue faithful to their dedication to God by the decisions they make each day. A challenging yet rewarding life decision!

Are you or a loved one getting baptized this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

3 comments:

  1. in the 2 years since my dedication and baptism my happiness at being a fully participating member of Jehovah's Organization has abundantly increased.I greatly appreciate his blessings bestowed upon me and I see them even more clearly every day.You don't have to be young to take the step of dedication-I was 68.You only have to love Jehovah with your heart mind and soul and want to do his will.

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  2. This weekend my nephew, 15, will be getting baptized. I'm so proud of him and all the other young people who have made the same decision. It is the best decision in life you'll ever make!

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  3. Looking forward to my day of baptism which has been 42 years in the making you. I'm excited and look forward with great anticipation to join my fellow Christian friends and rightfully be called your brother.

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