Reviewing the study article, “Baptism – A Requirement for Christians” in the March 2018 Watchtower Study Edition.
Topics of discussion: baptism, second chance doctrine, Jesus as mediator, disfellowshipping/shunning
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JW.org sources cited in this podcast:
Organized to do Jehovah’s Will
JW.org – Jesus the Mediator for only the Anointed Class
“When the unrighteous are resurrected, will they be judged on the basis of their past actions? No. Romans 6:7 states: “The one who has died has been acquitted from his sin.” The unrighteous will have paid for their sins by dying. Thus, they will be judged on the basis of what they do after their resurrection, not what they did in ignorance before they died. How will they benefit?
After resurrection, the unrighteous will have opportunity to learn God’s laws, which will be revealed when symbolic scrolls are opened. They will then be judged “according to their deeds,” that is, whether they obey God’s laws or not. (Revelation 20:12, 13) For many of the unrighteous, this will be, not a second chance, but their first real opportunity to gain eternal life on earth by learning and doing God’s will.” (SOURCE)