SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM (One of the Christian initiations. (251) (NAME ("…
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
One of the Christian initiations. (251)
"Bath of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit" (252)
To baptize means to "immerse" in water (252)
Splitting of the Red Sea: which liberated Israel from Egyptian Slavery. (253)
Crossing of the Jordan River: brought Israel into the promised land. (253)
Ark of Noah: Saved by water. (253)
What is the meaning of the Christian name received in Baptism? ( 264)
Model of Sanctity
Assurance of his or her intercession before God
Jesus Christ had himself baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River. (254)
Through the Apostolic Tradition, from the the day of Pentecost, it is the Church who administers the sacrament. (255)
Everyone is allowed to receive the Sacrament of Baptism, especially the infants. (257 & 258)
Since infants were born with original sin, the Church baptize them for them to be reborn as children of God. (258)
WHO CAN BAPTIZE?
In Church, the Bishop, Priest and Deacon. (260)
Immerses the candidate in water or pouring water over his or her head while invoking the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. (256)
Gives on a share in the priesthood of Christ.
Bestows theological virtues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Makes us a participant in the divine life of the Trinity through sanctifying grace.
Belongs forever to Christ.
Takes away the Original sin which we inherited from our first parents.
Marked with the indelible seal of Christ (character).
In case of necessity, any person can baptize. (260)
Necessary for Salvation. (261)
But is it possible to be saved without the Sacrament of Baptism? Yes. (262)
Baptism of Blood.
Baptism of Desire.
Mercy of God.