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Do people make an informed decision when they decide to become a Jehovah's Witness?

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  • TeeM
    Lv 7
    4 months ago
    Best Answer

    Pew Report also states; in the last 10 years total membership of christian denominations are down 7%.

    Jehovah's Witnesses in this same time frame rose some 7%, thus Jehovah's Witness are doing 14% better than other so called christian denominations.

    Everyone who gets baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses have to give heartfelt answers concerning their own beliefs and those of God's word.

    Unlike many so called preachers who baptize those who have an emotional response to a sermon, without knowing what they are really commenting to

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    • crosseyed
      Lv 6
      4 months agoReport

      fastest growing christian religion - pentecostalism.
      fastest growing religion in 2012 was mormons.
      christians expected to reach 3 billion followers by 2050.
      10 million muslims convert to christianity each year. more than all jws combined.
      jws don't even get a mention.

  • 4 months ago

    hi there

    to make an informed decision, one must have all the information upon which to make a decision.

    this is not what happens in a jw book indoctrination study.

    they give you a carefully guided tour through the bible, ensuring you only see scriptures which agree with their doctrines.

    their arguments are emotive not logical.

    they try to squash any contrary information, labeling it apostate, or from opposers etc.

    all bad press is hidden, or argued away, or dismissed as being from an unreliable source.

    this is not how you reach an informed decision.

    not a single jw is able to show the "food at the proper time" from 1919 when jesus allegedly appointed his "faithful and discreet slave". not one has made an informed decision about this. all believe the lie.

    so sad.

    • crosseyed
      Lv 6
      4 months agoReport

      hmm... is this a genuine mistake, or a deliberate lie? notice i have given you this information previously, so you are aware. therefore it must be deliberate lies. who is the father of the lie?

  • David
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    The only information people get is what Witnesses cram down their throat.

  • 4 months ago

    If course. We have the best teaching programs in the world when it comes to the Bible. We give people the most information to make an educated decision.

    • crosseyed
      Lv 6
      4 months agoReport

      hmm... "best" is an opinion not a fact. "most" you could possibly claim as a fact, yet that does not equal accurate or truthful. that is a fact. do you agree with this objectively verifiable fact?

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  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    nope......................

  • 4 months ago

    Absolutely. Those desiring to be baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses are not forced or seduced into baptism. Rather, they dedicate themselves to Bible education, participate in the volunteer ministry work, and apply Bible principles in their life prior to making the personal choice to get baptized. (Matt 28:29)

    Source(s): "Should I Dedicate Mt Life to God and Get Baptized?" https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-stu...
  • Jake
    Lv 6
    4 months ago

    Catholicism is the One True Faith and a person can know this with certainty by reciting the rosary each day with care.

  • Ambar
    Lv 4
    4 months ago

    Yes, before one gets baptized as a Jehovah’s Witness, they must learn what the Bible teaches and put it in to practice. One has to qualify to get baptized. By the time one is ready for dedication and baptism, they will be fully aware of all that is involved of being one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    It’s a big decision, a choice that no one can make for you, every individual has to decide for themselves. I have been baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 14 years now, the best decision I ever made.

    See more about Jehovah’s Witnesses view of baptism in the following links…

    https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/wh...

    https://www.jw.org/en/jehovahs-witnesses/faq/how-b...

  • 4 months ago

    JW's think they do, but the information they base their decision upon is false, misleading, and doctrinally unsound. 1John 2:18-22 declares such doctrines are the "doctrine of antichrist."

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    i would hope they do

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