Millions Baptized Unscripturally
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
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.
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.