Every year, thousands of individuals including children of Jehovah’s Witnesses and others identify themselves as Jehovah’s Witnesses through baptism. People are baptized on the basis of Jesus’ sacrifice to Jehovah. Their dedication through baptism identifies individuals as Jehovah’s Witnesses in association with God’s spirit-directed organization.
Baptism ceremony is held during regional or international conventions of Jehovah’s Witnesses. An individual identifies himself/herself only when he/she has desire to serve Jehovah. Baptism is a public demonstration and requires preparation on one’s part before and after getting baptized.
One should regularly read New Word Translation (NWT) Bible and attend Jehovah’s Witnesses meetings to gain more knowledge about Jehovah God.
He/she should be obedient and loyal to Jehovah and to the God’s spirit-directed organization. He/she should associate with other Jehovah’s Witnesses or seek assistance from Bible study conductor to know more about baptism ceremony.
He/she must participate in ministry services and evangelism. This will provide evidence that the person has will to dedicate himself to Jehovah.
With baptism, one makes a faithful decision to serve Jehovah God forever. He/she can meet with local Jehovah’s Witnesses and elder people to determine whether he/she is ready for baptism or not.
Baptism is just the beginning. After getting baptized, the person must follow Jehovah’s Witness beliefs that are propagated during conventions and congregation meetings and through The Watchtower magazine and other publications of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Baptized individuals are expected to adhere to all such doctrines without any criticism.
Baptism is permitted only for those individuals who demonstrate regular participation in evangelizing works and follow beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Baptism ceremony is attended by friends and family members. Jehovah’s Witnesses or others attending baptism of a person could present a gift to him/her. One can find Jehovah’s Witness ministry supplies such as Bible covers, briefcases, service bags, meeting organizers at online stores that are perfect for such ceremonies. These gifts will help the newly baptized Jehovah’s Witness to truly serve the Jehovah God and perform ministry works more efficiently.
Baptism is a requirement for identifying yourself as one of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jehovah’s Witnesses are present in more than 236 countries and they are unified in their belief. They do not practice infant baptism. Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t consider Baptism performed by other denominations as valid. Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that Baptism is a personal dedication to God and not to any person or organization.