Get baptised or die!
Death is natural, part of the great cycle of life.
Baptism is proof of a mental aberration, just like the "Billion-year contract" of the Scientologists.
Another classic from this week’s WT study, again with their fear-mongering and blackmailing. Yes, don’t give your kids exhaustive knowledge of the Bible or they’ll see all the inconsistencies and realise they don’t need to get baptised at all. Best yet, they won’t find out until it is too late that they are making a lifetime commitment to the WTS that they will never be free from without being shunned by family and friends.
An exhaustive knowledge is not required before a person can make a dedication to God and get baptized.
Accountability to Jehovah is not founded on the act of getting baptized. Rather, a child is accountable to God when the child knows what is right and what is wrong in Jehovah’s eyes.
However, they should never lose sight of their goal—to have their children become Christian disciples. With that in mind, parents will want to consider the question, ‘Does my child have sufficient knowledge to make a dedication to God and get baptized?’
12... One Christian mother stated, “I am ashamed to say that the major reason was the disfellowshipping arrangement.” Like that sister, some parents have reasoned that it is better for their child to postpone baptism until he has outgrown the childish tendency to behave foolishly...They may conclude, ‘As long as my child is not baptized, he cannot be disfellowshipped.’ Why is this deceptive reasoning?
13... However, it would be a mistake to conclude that by not being baptized, a child is not accountable to Jehovah. Why is that? Accountability to Jehovah is not founded on the act of getting baptized. Rather, a child is accountable to God when the child knows what is right and what is wrong in Jehovah’s eyes.
The paragraph that mentions the woman’s statement about why she didn’t want her daughter to get disfellowshipped says she was mistaken. The next paragraph then says because children are accountable to God whether baptised or not.
That has nothing to do with her statement. The child would still be accountable if they “sinned” whilst not baptised but at least her parents, family and friends would still be able to talk to her. So the mother was right whereas the WT states she was wrong and tries to deflect the attention away from her reasoning by talking about a completely different matter!
Also they admit that a child will behave foolishly yet they still claim a child can get baptised? Foolish indeed!