THE WATCHTOWER (STUDY EDITION) APRIL 2017
“You must pay your vows to Jehovah.”—MATT. 5:33.
* To all intents and purposes, he presented himself as one who was wholly dedicated to God. He will be accountable before Jehovah and the congregation for any serious sins that he may commit. (Rom. 14:12) May it never be said of us that ‘we left the love we had at first.’ Instead, we want Jesus to be able to say of us: “I know your deeds, and your love and faith and ministry and endurance, and that your deeds of late are more than those you did at first.” (Rev. 2:4, 19) May we zealously continue to live up to our dedication vow—to Jehovah’s delight.
13 There is no way to undo a dedication vow, taking back what we promised God. If a person tires of serving Jehovah or of living a Christian way of life, he cannot claim that he was never really dedicated and that his baptism was invalid.
This paragraph really sums up the whole Watchtower study.It states that once you dedicate yourself in baptism,the Watchtower Society owns you for the rest of your life.You cannot undo your baptism!
This paragraph uses Romans 14:7-12 to justify lies that the Society uses to scare every baptized member.They imply that you will be accountable to Jehovah and the congregation for any serious sins.Let's read Rom.14:7-12 and see what it really says and means.