How long were you baptized?

by Alligator Wisdom 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • Alligator Wisdom
    Alligator Wisdom

    For all of you that are still "in"?

    And for all of you that made your way out?

    Me? 18 years this past summer.

    Alligator Wisdom (aka Brother NOT Exerting Vigorously by WTS standards)

    [Sorry if this topic was posted before. I just wanted an updated census.]

  • Pioneer Spit...oh, i mean Spirit
    Pioneer Spit...oh, i mean Spirit

    19 years, maybe I'll get out for good behavior.

  • fullofdoubtnow

    I was baptised in March 1983, so 23.5 years, but I've been out for almost a year.

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    I got suckered in as a born in, but not enough to get baptised.

  • fokyc

    It took about 10 seconds in 1963 On the decline from that moment!

  • south african beef
    south african beef

    I was baptised in 1978 and was d'fed in 2002.

    24 years - that is a loooong stretch!

  • greendawn

    Baptised in 1979 disassociated in 1987 after almost 8 years, I was active only for one year and after that I only attended occasionally Sunday meetings and assemblies as I found the JWs too cold and unloving for my liking.

  • Satanus

    My baptism, they held me under for about 2 seconds That was about 1967. I lasted 28 yrs.


  • blondie

    According to the WTS, your baptism never ends until you die even if you DA or are df'd, that is the basis on which they can "reinstate" someone and that person does not need to be rebaptized.

    Based on that 37 years; or 32 years minus 5 years of being "inactive."

    Blondie ("out" depending on which WT publication you quote)



    If one does not witness, he is not one of Jehovah’s witnesses. To call ourselves witnesses of Jehovah and then to refrain from witnessing, which is ministering, would be taking Jehovah’s name in a vain or worthless way.



    Inactivity in the ministry or in attending Christian meetings does not mean that the sheep is no longer part of the flock. He remains part of "all the flock" for whom the elders must "render an account" to Jehovah.

  • Woofer

    Baptized in 1988 and d/f in 1996. I just though of something - this is my 10 year anniversary!

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