The subject that concerns us today is how Jehovah’s Witnesses baptise and what the requirements are for doing so, we will also know in whose name they do it and what the conditions are for doing so.
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Let’s learn how Jehovah’s Witnesses baptise
Jehovah’s Witnesses, like other religions, baptise their followers by immersion, usually in
in portable pools, which they take to the place of the meeting held for this purpose.
When you see what they do, it looks just like any other baptism, people walk by and are immersed in the water after answering several questions.
Immersed in water after answering several questions.
Knowing exactly how Jehovah’s Witnesses baptise is something that anyone can probably tell you, but what is the truth behind what is said?
But what is the truth behind the claim that they do not baptise in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit?
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit?
In this article, we will look at whether Jehovah’s Witnesses explicitly adhere to what the Bible says on this subject today.
Stay with us on today’s topic and let’s learn together.
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What is baptism for Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not see baptism as a sacrament or something we must do out of obedience to God.
to God for all who follow His ordinances and commandments or for the forgiveness of sins.
Rather, they see it as a kind of symbol which they use to show that one renounces the world and past passions in order to enter into the world.
world and past passions to enter into a life of service to Jehovah.
Learning how Jehovah’s Witnesses baptise gives us an insight into the organisation they represent and its commandments.
and the commandments to which they are subject, more than the Word of God itself.
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Requirements for baptism
Jehovah’s Witnesses have several requirements that candidates for baptism must meet prior to
the step of baptism.
The first is that those wishing to be baptised must have a full and accurate knowledge of the doctrines of the organisation.
The first is that those who wish to be baptised must have a full and accurate knowledge of the doctrines of the organisation.
For this, it is necessary that the aspirants learn 86% of the 122 questions set out in their doctrines.
In this case, it is not necessary for those who want to be baptised to learn absolutely nothing from the Bible.
Absolutely nothing from the Bible,
But it is imperative, in order to fulfil this requirement, that they learn only the rules that they have as doctrine in their organisation.
doctrine in their organisation,
Another of the requirements or steps to be taken is that the aspirants must make a dedication through prayer.
The next one is that they must be PUBLISHERS, which means that they must be those who go out to do their service.
This is something of a compulsory nature, even if the person has learnt the 122 teachings by heart, even if he or she has attended the teachings.
Even if the person has memorised the teachings, even if he regularly attends the Hall, if he does not go out to publish, he is not prepared for the ministry,
they think that there must be a time when God puts in him the desire to be a publisher of the Scriptures and then proceeds to baptism.
and then proceed to baptism.
When all these guidelines are met, the candidate must wait for an assembly to be scheduled where the baptisms will take place.
where the baptisms will take place.
This is how Jehovah’s Witnesses baptise.
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What is field service?
Field Service is the work they do to go out into the streets to bring their teachings to the people.
It is a service or ministry that is obligatory for the members and for those who wish to be baptised, within the organisation.
Baptism, within the organisation.
This is one of the requirements for knowing how Jehovah’s Witnesses baptise.
What questions should you ask yourself before being baptised?
How should you demonstrate your support for the groups and your cooperation in ministry?
The most important provision a person can make is to go down into the water.
Therefore, before the elders confirm his baptism, it is incumbent upon the person to warn a wise class of what God expects of him.
to warn a wise class of what God expects of them. At the same time, he must have confirmed
that he has the sure desire to live in accordance with eternal duties.
The faithful are encouraged to assemble or meet together with discipline, so the publican who wishes to be baptised must have this.
must have this habit. He will usually contribute to the meetings through his notes.
And it is also possible that he will be enrolled in the so-called School of Theocratic Ministry, but this is not an obligation to be baptised.
This is not an obligation to be baptised.
Likewise, because Jehovah’s Witnesses are commissioned to teach the Good News and train followers,
a publisher who wishes to be baptised must be habitually engaged in ministry.
How long do you have to be a publisher before you can be baptised?
To show that he is determined to contribute diligently to the ministry month after month,
he must undoubtedly have a certain period of preaching. It is not necessary, however, that a very long time should elapse; perhaps a few months would be sufficient.
a very long time; perhaps a few months would be sufficient.
Is there a prescribed number of hours per month?
There are no strict rules. In such a case, it is up to the elders to
elders to consider the particular situation of each publishing house and to be reasonable.
What the Scriptures say about baptism
The Bible is clear about baptism and does not add any extra burdens about what someone must do to be baptised.
There are three basic requirements for someone to be baptised:
- and be baptised in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Repent, and be baptised, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.
-Peter replied, “and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to baptise in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I tell you
I tell you the truth, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
Mark 16:16 (NKJV)
Don’t you know that all of us who were baptised to be united with Jesus Christ?
were actually baptised into His death?
Which symbolises the baptism that now saves you also. Baptism does not consist in
Baptism is not a cleansing of the body, but a commitment to have a good conscience before God.
This salvation is made possible by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 3:21
Amen, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God,” Jesus answered.
So what are you waiting for? Arise, be baptised, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
One day, when everyone came to John to be baptised, Jesus was baptised.
While he was praying, the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in the form of a dove.
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.
We have all been baptised by one Spirit into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free.
And we have all been given to drink into one Spirit, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free.
1 Corinthians 12:13