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i was talking to this JW and she was telling me about their process for baptism. Why is it so much more difficult to become a JW than lets say, Catholic.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:04 PM on Apr. 8, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • um ... who said it was easy to become a Catholic? that is totally false
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • Becoming Catholic isn't so easy either. There are RCIA classes that must be attended with a sponsor, as well as being baptized at the end of the classes. That's not including things like Catechism classes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:06 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • I know for anyone to be baptized they need to be fully aware of what that means. Blessings...
    Daphna28

    Answer by Daphna28 at 11:35 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • The catholic church has a history of baptizing anybody it can get it's hands on. Baby's and animists are a good example. The catholic church integrates religious traditions of all kinds of other religions in order to make it ok to baptize people from those religions. I'm not trying to bash catholic people at all, I'm talking about the institution. If you do a little research on symbolism and sunday-worship, you will be surprised to see that the catholic church has intigrated massive amounts of pagan signs and rites. Why do you think the whole Christian world worships on sunday, the day of the sun, instead of on Saturday, the day God called "Holy"? Sorry, I know your question was about JWs. I'm not JW, but I know they hold a very high and rigid standard.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:46 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • legalism.. religious

    Jesus kept it simple, man complicates them

    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:59 PM on Apr. 8, 2010

  • we believe Baptism publicly indicates a persons desire to serve God. It shows that they are delighted to do Jehovah’s will. (Psalm 40:7, 8) To qualify for baptism, however, they must take definite steps. By taking in knowledge of Jehovah God and Jesus Christ,and perhaps by means of a systematic study of the Bible. (John 17:3) But there is more to learn. Christians want to be “filled with the accurate knowledge of [God’s] will.” (Colossians 1:9) Like the Ethiopian court official had some knowledge, but he needed help to understand certain parts of the Scriptures. (Acts 8:30, 31) we believe that before you can be baptized you need to know and accept at least the basic Bible teachings. (Hebrews 5:12) Such teachings include the truth about the condition of the dead and the importance of God’s name and his Kingdom.

    it's like signing a Contract, you would want to read and understand it before signing.



    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 12:19 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • A Contract states what is expected of each party, what God requires of you. other steps must be taken before one can qualify for baptism. The apostle Peter said: “Repent . . . and turn around so as to get your sins blotted out.” (Acts 3:19) To repent is to feel sincere regret over something you have done. Repentance is clearly fitting if a person has lived an immoral life, but it is also necessary even if one has lived a relatively clean life morally. Why? Because all humans are sinners and need God’s forgiveness. (Romans 3:23; 5:12) When you come to know and love Jehovah, you are moved to serve him without holding anything back or setting any limits in worshiping him. Anyone who wants to follow God’s Son, Jesus Christ, has to “disown himself.” (Mark 8:34) We disown ourselves by making sure that personal desires and goals do not stand in the way of our complete obedience to God.
    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 12:26 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • we take Baptism as a very important step not to be taken lightly...........Before one can be baptized, then, doing Jehovah God’s will must be our main purpose in life.—1 Peter 4:2. Also Baptism does not guarantee salvation. The apostle Paul wrote: “Keep working out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12) Baptism is only a beginning.

    lisarose45

    Answer by lisarose45 at 12:30 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • Different religion, different process.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:54 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

  • um ... who said it was easy to become a Catholic? that is totally false
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    um...I was baptized Catholic and yeah, it was pretty easy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Apr. 9, 2010

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