Why Get Baptized?

You kings of the earth and all you nations, You princes and all you judges of the earth, You young men and young women, Old men and young together. Let them praise the name of Jehovah, For his name alone is unreachably high. His majesty is above earth and heaven.

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Perhaps you have taken in knowledge of God, have made changes in your life, and are now an unbaptized publisher. Such progress is commendable. But have you made a dedication to God in prayer, and are you hoping to get baptized? From your study of the Bible, you very likely now know that your life should be focused on praising Jehovah, not on merely pleasing yourself or acquiring material possessions. So, what are some of the blessings and benefits of getting baptized?

As a dedicated Christian, your life will have the highest purpose. You will be happy because you are doing the divine will.  Jehovah’s holy spirit will produce in you such godly qualities as peace and faith.  God will answer your prayers and bless your efforts to conform your life to his Word. Your ministry will be joyful, and living in the way that God approves will strengthen your hope of everlasting life. Moreover, making a dedication and getting baptized will show that you really want to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

By dedicating ourselves to God and being baptized, we make it known that we belong to Jehovah. “None of us, in fact, lives with regard to himself only, and no one dies with regard to himself only,” wrote the apostle Paul, “for both if we live, we live to Jehovah, and if we die, we die to Jehovah. Therefore both if we live and if we die, we belong to Jehovah.”  God has dignified us by giving us free will. When we firmly decide to pursue this way of life because we love God, we make his heart rejoice.  Our baptism is both a symbol of our dedication to God and a public declaration that Jehovah is our Ruler. It shows that we have taken a stand on his side of the issue of universal sovereignty.

In turn, Jehovah is on our side.  Baptism also opens the way for us to receive many other spiritual blessings now and in the future.

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~ by DJ Camstar on 14/03/2017.

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