Tuesday, December 3

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    Tuesday, December 3

    Baptism . . . is also now saving you.


    1 Pet. 3:21.

    Before a student can get baptized, he must cultivate faith based on accurate knowledge of God, His purpose, and His arrangement for salvation.

    (1 Tim. 2:3-6)

    Such faith moves the student to reject conduct that is displeasing to God and to come in line with Jehovah’s righteous standards.

    (Acts 3:19)

    Understandably, an individual could not make a valid dedication to God while engaging in any conduct that would exclude him from the Kingdom. (1 Cor. 6:9, 10) But more is needed than adhering to Jehovah’s elevated moral standards. One who is pursuing righteousness would also be present at congregation meetings and have a meaningful share in the lifesaving preaching and disciple-making work.

    (Acts 1:8)

    Only after taking such steps can a new disciple make a valid dedication to Jehovah in private prayer and then publicly symbolize this dedication by getting baptized before onlookers.

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