Millions Baptized Unscripturally

by BugEye 1 Replies latest jw friends

  • BugEye

    According to WTBTS Baptism is public display of personal dedication.

    In 1975 when I was baptized, the 2 "public" questions that I agreed
    to, to get baptized were.

    1. Have you recognized yourself before Jehovah God as a sinner who
    needs salvation, and have you acknowledged to him that this
    salvation proceeds from him, the Father, through his Son Jesus Christ?

    2. On the basis of this faith in God and in his provision for salvation, have you dedicated yourself unreservedly to God
    to do his will henceforth as he reveals it to you through Jesus Christ and through the Bible under the enlightening power
    of the holy spirit?"

    Which can be seen as being baptized according to Matt 28:19,20 that is
    baptizing in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit.

    Since 1985 however, the public declaration that those baptized now
    make is answering in the affirmative to:

    1. On the basis of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, have you
    repented of your sins and dedicated yourself to Jehovah to do
    his will?

    2. Do you understand that your dedication and baptism identify
    you as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in association with
    God's spirit-directed organization?

    In this I see only the Father, the Son and the WTBTS.

    This seems quite unscriptural and also immoral. That is, taking a
    symbol of dedication directed to Jehovah and taking part of it for
    ones self ie the WTBTS.

    At the very least, it is akin to Moses and the rock crag. But in
    actuality, since it is not a thing done on the spur of the moment
    during an angering time, but is planned and written down for years,
    then it becomes blasphemy.


  • qwerty

    Most of us on here would agree with you.
    I can see that you are having/had the blinds removed.

    Thanks for posting. I hope it will help any JW having doubts about the Borg, come one step further to having their eyes opened.

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