How old were you when baptized?

by Coded Logic 43 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Blackbird Fly
    Blackbird Fly

    17 and only then b/c i learned my younger sibling was going over the questions.

  • gma-tired2

    Born in 3rd gen. 14 Because I thought I was ready and knew the future, started regretting being baptised at 15 but kept my personal lif seperate from my JW life.

  • Theredeemer

    I was 9

  • GrreatTeacher

    I was 15 and all of my friends were baptized. I started to feel like I might start being viewed as bad association and lose friends.

    But, also, there was new understanding on treating disassociated ones just like disfellowshipped ones. I always thought if I just disassociated, especially since in the back of my mind I knew something was wrong, I wouldn't be shunned. But, when both groups were going to be treated the same, no matter how I decided to leave, I would be shunned. So,I decided, what the hell, I may as well get baptized now and keep my friends.

    I inflated their numbers, but only for four years as I was out by 19.

  • Athanasius

    Born in, so my JW mother insisted I get baptised. Was only 9 years old when I got dunked. Though I knew another born in who was only 6 when he was baptised.

  • Dagney

    Born in. Baptized at 13 under duress. Brother and sister baptized at 5 and 7 years.

  • OneEyedJoe

    Brother and sister baptized at 5 and 7 years.

    How anyone can imagine that this differs in any significant way from infant baptism, I will never understand.

  • Apognophos

    Wow, being baptized so young, you guys never had a chance. I have no such excuse, I was older than average but still a teen. I thought it was the truth and was trying to get access to more holy spirit in order to become a better Witness. I thought being a better Witness was the same as being a better person. Boy, was I wrong.

  • bigmac

    sheeee--it dipped at--7--8--9--- what on earth ?????

    i was dipped at 14---along with my dad--and 6 other kids same age--same KH.

    a pal said--"they will ask you 2 questions---just answer---no" which i did. i think the answer should have been--yes. just shows how much i knew.

  • LisaRose

    I was 13

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