What were the old baptism questions?

by NikL 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • NikL

    I was baptized in 1981 and I think the questions I was asked at the time are different from the ones they use now.

    Also, if they are different, when was the change made?


  • blondie

    Do you mean:

    1) the formal questions asked before an audience after which you are dunked immediately


    2) the questions the elders go through with you to determine if you should be approved for baptism?

  • NikL

    Never mind! I found the answer with a little searching on this site.

    Now if I can find a way to delete this post

  • NikL

    I meant the formal questions. Thanks blondie.

  • darkspilver

    The following covers the years 1904 to 2006, which are the currently used questions as per Organized to Do Jehovah's Will page 209


    As a side note, you might also be interested in the following

    Watchtower 15 October 1958 page 639

    Questions From Readers: If a person has dedicated himself to Jehovah but arrives at the assembly late and does not hear the baptism talk and does not answer publicly the two questions there propounded, what should be done if this latecomer is immersed anyway?

    If one arrives late for the discourse and does not answer the two questions, he may still have made an actual dedication of himself to Jehovah through Christ on the proper basis as is set forth in the two questions propounded to the baptism candidates. By his water baptism he has gone on record as having dedicated himself to God with a proper understanding of all that is involved therein, as comprehended in the two questions asked of the immersion candidates. However, such a one may not have satisfied the local service committee in this regard. Hence, before they enter the record of his water baptism upon his publisher’s report card they should assure themselves on this matter. In other words, they should call him before them and ask these questions and have them audibly answered in their presence. If the brother gives both answers in the affirmative, then the service committee will know that his understanding was proper at the time of his baptism and that it is valid. The committee may then conscientiously make a record of his water baptism as being binding and acceptable before Jehovah’s organization. But why be late at such an important occasion?

  • NikL
  • sparky1

    Of course, true Christians in the first century never had baptismal questions nor were they required to appear before a service committee, individual elders or any type of ecclesiastical body to prove their faith. Such 'dogma' and requirements were only added later as individual religious denominations needed to make sure that their converted adherents were fully indoctrinated into their belief system and thereby 'qualified' for baptism. All Christian religious systems baptize you into their own particular 'brand'.

    "Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him." - Acts 8:35-38 KJV

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