THIRTY-EIGHT disciples of Jesus were proclaimed during the assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses held in Alicante’s IFA Exhibition Centre on Saturday July 25 when a mass baptism took place following a voluntary programme of Bible training.
According to the organisers of the service, a total of 7,200 attended the occasion aimed at teaching young people the value of telling the truth and leading a blameless life, with videos projected onto giant screens.
The midday ceremony involved undergoing a session of teaching and learning the principles of the faith before each participant was fully immersed in water, emerging as a disciple of Jesus.
A dramatic presentation on the life of Jesus concluded the event.
Jehovah’s Witnesses believe in God as Creator and Supreme Being, rejecting the Trinity doctrine, which they consider is unscriptural, viewing God as an invisible spirit, separate from the son Jesus Christ.
There are 239 countries and territories that welcome Jehovah’s Witnesses with 1,500 congregations in Spain that actively hold services, distribute literature door to door and make calls on residents within their communities to pass on their beliefs. Every year thousands throughout the province of Alicante attend the IFA event over several days.
This story originally was accompanied by a photo of a baby being baptised. We have since been informed that it is not part of Jehovah’s Witnesses’ teachings to baptise babies. We apologise for any offence caused.