Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "baptism"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
The Sacrament of Baptism - ... Christ alone instituted the Sacrament of Baptism. The time that Baptism was instituted was not recorded. According to St. Augustine, St. Gregory, and St. Thomas the Sacrament may have been instituted when Christ Himself was baptized by St. John the Baptist. It wasn’t a sacrament before Christ instituted it because He had not yet opened the gate to Heaven. Only Christ has the power to institute a sacrament. We know this from scripture. The people that were baptized had their graces delayed until it was declared a Sacrament....   [tags: Original sin, religious beliefs]
:: 1 Works Cited
732 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Sacrament of Baptism - In the United States Christianity is the largest religious group followed by Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism (Kohut and Rogers). According to the Pew Research Council Christianity was comprised of over 82 percent of the population in America as of March 2002 (Kohut and Rogers). Most of the world’s Christians live in the America’s and Europe (Pew Research Center). However, the population of Christians that currently live in the America’s and Europe is significantly lower than in the early 1900’s (Pew Research Center)....   [tags: Christianity]
:: 13 Works Cited
1509 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Sacrament of Baptism - ... Most denominations baptise ‘in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit’, reflecting an adherent’s faith in the Trinitarian nature of God, particularly in the Holy Spirit that sanctifies an adherent. The symbolism attached with application of water symbolises an adherent’s spiritual rebirth and cleansing through the Holy Spirit, reflecting the Jesus’ death and resurrection through the freeing and death of individuals’ sinful ways and being born as a child of God. Through Baptism, a Christian recognises their need for saving, faith and repentance, conveying their belief in Salvation through the public ceremony....   [tags: Christian precepts and rituals] 678 words
(1.9 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Baptism Debate - BIBLICAL BAPTISM Introduction Baptism, in today’s society, is one of the biggest proponents in sending people to Hell; sadly, much of the false theories taught are being taught by churches today and causing this mass belief that baptism does more than its original intent. One may question how a religious person studying religion can believe churches are wrong about baptism. The thought is proposed because it is true. Churches are continually misleading people as to what baptism is, what it is not, who is eligible for baptism, and how one should be baptized....   [tags: churches, hell, theories]
:: 7 Works Cited
2021 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
What is Baptism? - ... Amen.” This show the original sins has being washed away. Chrism and Exorcism Then the priest blesses (chrisms) the child with the holy oil, this is used to remove the evil (exorcism). Candle and White garment A candle is given, as the priest says “receive the light of Christ.” The candle is lit from the Paschal candle (a big, white candle lit mainly at Easter). Also white garment is given to the parents (on behalf of the child) to show purity. The role of God parents The role of God parents is they lead the child to grow in their footsteps....   [tags: initiation, christianity, symbolism] 770 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Infant Baptism and Adult Baptism - According to the bible everyone (adult or child) who recognizes Jesus and his works and try to follow him should be baptized. But in the bible there is no record of infants being baptized. Though many say this is because they are not able to understand the need of a saviour. Yet God places children as a high priority, when asked who is the greatest in the kingdom of God, Jesus responded, " Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 18:3)....   [tags: Religion, Theology] 290 words
(0.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Christian Tradition: THe Importance of Baptism - ... It marks the transition of the individual from one stage or state in life onto the next. In terms of the Christian community it marks the transition of a person from being outside of this community to becoming a fully initiated member. For most denominations it also has significance as a statement of a person's beliefs in the Christian tradition and is an integral part of our salvation and the coming of the Holy Spirit. Baptism also allows Christians to share in the death and resurrection of Christ and cleanses people from the stain of original sin....   [tags: church, god, gospel] 803 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Proper Mode of Baptism - The Proper Mode of Baptism Becoming a Christian is considered by many to be the greatest thing that one can do in life. Praying, worshipping God, and studying His word are all valuable parts to a walk in faith. Yet, some tend to forget an important action that should take place to attest a stand for Christianity. Baptism is an act of confirming that one is a Christian while symbolizing the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. Through the teachings of the Bible and Jesus, it is apparent that the Southern Baptist view of baptism is the most accurate to the symbolization of Christ’s perfect resurrection and declares the public statement to necessary to affirm the relationship with Jesus....   [tags: christian, church, ritual]
:: 5 Works Cited
1261 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Church History on Water Baptism - ... Roman Catholic had complete and control power in governing states hence it was a law that every child had to be baptized at birth. The ritual of using water to practice baptism was still in use. Baptism was practiced as a way of doing away with the original sin that one is born with and also to get rid of all evil from new born child. Baptism was mostly practiced at birth with the belief that everyone was born with original sin and baptism was the only way to cleanse one of sin. On the day of the baptism the child would be taken to church but the mother would stay at home....   [tags: religious rites and traditions] 1639 words
(4.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Baptism of the Holy Spirit - ... As Jesus told His disciples of the helper He would send to them (Jn 15:26), believers today have the privilege to be empowered by the Holy Spirit as well. The disciples witnessed the miracles which Jesus performed and from this example they were able to have powerful ministries as well. Jesus ministry consisted of redeeming humanity from sin, performing miracles full of the Spirit and making available the power of the Spirit. His mission did not stop at establishing the Kingdom on earth, the great commission provides guidance to believers with what He wants for the Kingdom....   [tags: life and ministry of Jesus, religious beliefs] 2422 words
(6.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Holy Sacraments - Baptism - The Lutheran faith defines a sacrament as being, “A sacred act instituted by God, in which God Himself has joined His Word of promise to a visible element, and by which he offers, gives, and seals the forgiveness of sins earned by Christ.” With this narrow description of a sacrament within the Lutheran church, Dr. Martin Luther constricted the number of sacraments from seven, which was what the Roman Catholic Church had taught, to two; The Lord’s Supper and Holy Baptism. Luther put a heavy emphasis on reading the Bible and the two sacraments that the Lutheran tradition holds are both clearly present and strongly supported within the text of the Bible....   [tags: Theology ]
:: 12 Works Cited
2243 words
(6.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Process of Baptism - The Process of Baptism Baptism is a sacred action in which the Christian community comes together to celebrate. This sacrament is a symbol of God's care for us, and by carrying it out we bring ourselves together closer to the Lord. During Baptism, we are received into the church. The first thing that happens during a Baptismal celebration is the welcome into the Christian community by the priest at the entrance to the church. The Priest, or Celebrant asks the parents the name they wish to give their child followed by what they ask from the church for that child....   [tags: Papers] 1393 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Baptism in the Baptist Church - Baptism in the Baptist Church Baptism is the "opportunity for a believer to draw nearer to God in Faith" and to show that they fully trust God to take a hold of their lives. We know that Baptism is important in Christianity because in the Bible it states "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38) Baptism and Holy communion in the Baptist Church is not called a sacrament, as they do not believe that God becomes present during these ceremonies....   [tags: Papers] 807 words
(2.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Meaning of Baptism - Meaning of Baptism The word 'Baptism' comes from the Greek verb 'to immerse' or 'to wash'.Baptism is a Christian ritual or sacrament performed with water by which the baptised person is incorporated into the life and the teachings of Christ, in the context of a Christian church. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ and we are welcomed into the Church. Catholic traditions use specially prepared water for baptism and believe baptism to be a sacrament intended for infant children as well as for adults....   [tags: Papers] 699 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Features of Baptism - Features of Baptism There are many different central features of infant and believers baptism. Infant Baptism is when a small child or baby is baptised. It can be performed using three methods. The Latin tradition of the Catholic Church is when the infant has water poured over his/her head. A baby is usually held over a font and as the water is poured, the priest says the words of the baptism. This water is poured three times showing us that the child is baptized in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit....   [tags: Papers] 1038 words
(3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Aspects of Baptism - Aspects of Baptism In believers’ baptism the person being baptised is usually in his teen years or older. This is so he is old enough to be confident that he really has put his faith in Christ. There is a large tank at the front of the church full of water which he and the pastor enter. He would wear a white shirt normally to show that he is clean of sin and has turned to the Lord. He is asked some questions by the pastor to openly confirm that he is now a witness for Jesus....   [tags: Papers] 568 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Should We Baptize Small Children? - One of the most debated topics within the Christian churches today is baptism. This debate began during the 16th Century reformation, where on the base of Scripture many theologians separated from the Catholic Church. A prime example of this debated topic can be seen in The Augsburg Confession, "Concerning Baptism." "Concerning baptism they teach that it is necessary for salvation, that the grace of God is offered through baptism, and that children should be baptized... They condemn the Anabaptists who disapprove of the baptism of children and assert that children are saved without baptism." Luther centered his baptism theology on the salvations promises of God....   [tags: The Baptism Debate]
:: 8 Works Cited
3022 words
(8.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Meaning and Significance of Baptism - The Meaning and Significance of Baptism Baptism is a very important part of the Christian faith, in the Roman Catholic Church it is the initial sacrament of initiation, the other two being Holy Communion and Confirmation. It is the start of the religious journey through Christianity. By being baptised it is showing a commitment to the Christian faith it is both a public as well as personal commitment and declaration to show your dedication to your faith. Baptism signifies a life long covenant between God and the candidate....   [tags: Papers] 1757 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Baptism - Baptism There are many positive and negative arguments about infant baptism in the Catholic Church. Baptism is a Christian. Baptism is the second biggest sacrament known to Christian religions. Baptism is a Christian sacrament marked by a ritual, which admits the recipient into the Christian community. In the Roman Catholic tradition baptism is celebrated by immersing a persons head with water. Infant baptism has a lot of good negative arguments to help make this issue so controversial. One argument is that Catholics baptize at an early age, because of pressure of the Jewish religion....   [tags: essays research papers] 412 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Baptism - Baptism is a religious ritual that some people choose to practice. Baptism is a belief that once done you start a new spiritual life. There ways to perform this ritual, which is considered sacred among the people that follow the religion of Christianity. Baptism has three processes. The first process is preparation. The second process is performing the Baptism. The last process is the conclusion of the baptism. In order to perform a baptism, you have to prepare. The preacher has to see why the individual wants to commit their self to the Lord....   [tags: essays research papers] 382 words
(1.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Baptism - Baptism is the door to life and to the kingdom of God. Baptism in Christian churches, the universal rite of initiation, performed with water, usually in the name of the Trinity or in the name of Christ. Orthodox and Baptist churches require baptism by total immersion. In other churches, pouring and sprinkling are more common. Most churches regard baptism as a sacrament, or sign of grace; some regard it simply as an ordinance, or rite, commanded by Christ. Therefore, Baptism is the sacrament of faith by which we, enlightened by the Spirit's grace, respond to the Gospel of Christ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 1 Works Cited
631 words
(1.8 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Baptism - Baptism There are nearly 21,000 different Christian denominations in the world today. With such an enormous number of diverse groups, understanding the beliefs and practices of each and the differences that distinguish one from another can be quiet confusing. While many denominations are similar, observing the same rites and sacraments, others have little in common other than the fact that they all accept Jesus as the Lord of God. In today's modern world, when we think about religion and Christianity, it is almost impossible not to think about Christian Baptism and its members....   [tags: essays research papers] 505 words
(1.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Baptism - Baptism The second sacrament accepted by most Christians is baptism. It is the rite of initiation by which people enter the Church. Christians define baptism as being the ‘outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace.’ This means that when people are baptised they declare to the world that their sins are forgiven and they are living a new life. Christians believe that baptism is a demonstration of belonging to Jesus and identifying with him. Baptism is highly significant for Christians and is an extremely important part of their worship....   [tags: Papers] 649 words
(1.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Baptism - Baptism Let us consider first the baptism of adults. It is clear that before being baptized, adult candidates should be converted to the Lord, to living the Christian life, and to Christian morality, and they should be formed in Christian attitudes. The few adults who are seeking baptism today in the Catholic Church are frequently not led to a point of conversion before being baptized. Many Christians from other denominations are becoming Catholics to resolve a mixed marriage. Often they were unconverted members of their previous churches-and their instructions in the particulars of the Catholic faith do nothing to lead them to a conversion experience....   [tags: Papers] 504 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Questions on Christianity Theology - ... If Christ is drawing us in and grace is irresistible, then I do not see believers choosing God out of their love for Him. I see it as inevitably responding to the Spirit’s effectual call. I know I am not the only one who struggles with this. I have had many conversations with others on free will and the elect. Can both of them exist. If free will does not exist at the time of salvation, does it ever exist. Is it something we receive when we become Christians. Sometimes I wonder if they can both coexist....   [tags: baptism, christ] 1397 words
(4 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Personal Narrative - Baptism - Personal Narrative - Baptism I took my first step down into the font and thought. Baptisms are funny things. The brightness of it all is profound. It seems as if there is one brilliant mirror reflecting boisterous cheer everywhere. The idea is to pack as much happiness, either real or faked, into one too-hot room in the hope that it will be absorbed into the absolutely petrified soul of the prospective individual about to be baptized. The joy was so thick that it bounced around the walls and the floor searching for something to absorb it, something to hold it in permanently....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 2630 words
(7.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Orthodox Judaism and Southern Baptism - It seems apparent that Orthodox Judaism and Southern Baptist would have multiple differences that could easily be picked out at first glance. But when looked at closely these religions have many characteristics in common. Some characteristics these religions have in common are that they are monotheistic and they believe in the same God. Some differences are that they celebrate different holidays and people that follow Orthodox Judaism have limitations on what they can eat. Orthodox Judaism and Southern Baptist will be summarized, then compared and contrasted....   [tags: God, Messiah, Torah]
:: 10 Works Cited
1113 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Exploring Baptism - Exploring Baptism Rite of Passage is a ceremony that marks the passing of stages in life. Two fixed things that always happen are birth and death. For a non-religious person marriage having children, getting old, death is the usual pattern. Christians have the same things only have ceremonies too. In a catholic church we have these important occasions, Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and death. Baptism is when we become part of Gods family. It is the sign when someone has turned from their bad ways and Holy Spirit to guide them....   [tags: Papers] 522 words
(1.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Jesus and Moses - According to the book of Matthew, “Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king,” indicating he was born between 6 and 4 BCE (Matthew 2:1). The Bible refers to this as the virgin birth because Joseph and Mary never conceived him. He was a human being in which God took his form. Very little is known about his childhood and the Bible only reveals a picture of Jesus and his teachings when he was approximately 30 years of age. Whatever happened to Jesus during these years is a mystery to us all, but whatever happened transformed him into the divine being which he is today....   [tags: Religion, Baptism] 2248 words
(6.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism - The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism ------------- Infant Baptism Baptism is one of seven Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Infant baptism is the first of three sacraments of initiation to make a person a full member of the Church. The parents and godparents of a child promise to make their faith known to the child as it grows older. The priest welcomes the child into the Christian Community at the door of the Church and asks the parents and the god-parents if they are willing to bring the child up as a Christian....   [tags: Papers] 529 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism - The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism Baptism is based on the baptism of Jesus. In Mark 1:9-11 we find out that Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan by John the Baptist. When he was baptised he saw heaven opening and the Spirit coming down on him like a dove. In Jesus' baptism he was immersed in water. Water represents sin being washed away and a new life with God. Baptism represents an end to the person's old life of sin and a new beginning with God. In the early church, Baptism was reserved for adults....   [tags: Papers] 454 words
(1.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Meaning and Significance of Baptism for Christians Today - The Meaning and Significance of Baptism for Christians Today Baptism is a sacred action in which the Christian community comes together to celebrate. This sacrament is a symbol of God's care for us, and by carrying it out we bring ourselves together closer to the Lord. During Baptism, we are received into the church. Baptism is important as it represents a death to the old sinful life and a rise to a new life as a Christian. Water is used to cleanse and during Baptism, an infant is cleansed of original sin or a believer is cleansed of personal sin....   [tags: Free Essays] 404 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Meaning and Significance of Baptism for Christians Today - The Meaning and Significance of Baptism for Christians Today There are different types of baptism and different churches carry out the procedure in different ways. The Orthodox and Catholic Church baptise as infants, whereas the Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal Church baptise as adults. Most Christian traditions encourage baptism. It is seen and thought of as a way of entering God’s family and joining the Christian faith. It is also seen as important because when water is poured over a babies head or an adult is immersed, it is showing that their sins are being washed away and people are baptised into the death of Jesus – meaning that a Christian shares in deat...   [tags: Papers] 591 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism - The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism Baptism has been an important part of Christianity since the earliest days of the church. Baptism is the first of 7 sacraments in the Catholic Church. It is the 1st of the 3 sacraments of initiation. Someone who is baptized becomes a member of the Christian community and baptism is also a sacrament in many protestant churches. Many Christian traditions baptise infants. In the Roman Catholic Church baptism usually takes place within 6 weeks of the child’s birth....   [tags: Papers] 2055 words
(5.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism - The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism Introduction The Catholic Ceremony --------------------- This is the first of 3 initiation sacraments (which make a person a full member of the Church), Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. Jesus was baptised, and he told his disciples to do the same. "Not long afterwards Jesus came from Nazareth in the province of Galilee, and was baptised by John in the Jordan." Most Christians are baptised as a child although other Christians may receive the sacrament as adults There is no clear reference in the Old Testament of the baptism of children and was not practiced until the 4th century as some people be...   [tags: Papers] 638 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism - The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism Introduction ------------ Baptism is celebrated as a sacrament or a 'mystery' throughout the Christian community all across the world. Within the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches all-together, there are seven sacraments including the baptism which is one of the sacraments of initiation the other sacraments are; marriage, Holy Communion, Holy orders, holy unction (anointing of the sick with oil), conformation and confession....   [tags: Papers] 1765 words
(5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism - The Central Features of Infant and Believers Baptism I was lucky enough to be present at my baby cousin's baptism in the Catholic Church a few weeks ago and the ceremony was even more meaningful to me since I had studied it in class, so recently. Baptism is a community celebration and our celebration of the sacrament of Baptism started at the entrance porch of the chapel, where the baby, her parents, godparents and family members were all greeted by the priest. The priest verified with the parents that they knew what obligations they were taking on....   [tags: Papers] 936 words
(2.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Holy Spirit Baptism - • Baptism in (or with) the Holy Spirit is a very important, distinctive Christian experience in the life of the believer. The basis is found in the book of Acts, specifically the event of Pentecost. • John the Baptist preached baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Mk. 1:4) • Later he declared about Jesus, “I baptize with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (1:8) • 3 yrs later, shortly before Pentecost, Jesus talked with the apostles about a gift promised by the father and commanded, “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1894 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Meaning and Significance of Baptism for Christians Today - The Meaning and Significance of Baptism for Christians Today The meaning and significance of baptism today is the same as it has always been since its conception. It is a sacrament of initiation. We are being welcomed into the community of Christ's Church. "Baptism makes us members of the body of Christ. Therefore we are members one of another…. Baptism incorporates us into the church". 'Catechism 1267' The sacrament of initiation is the begging or entry point to becoming a Christian....   [tags: Papers] 563 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Seven Sacred Sacraments in the Catholic Lifestyle - ... The Sign of the Cross, a priest will make this sign of the child`s forehead on his or her forehead but then the priest will offer the parents and godparents to do the same (“The Symbols of Baptism”). Confirmation Confirmation is considered the sacrament that comes after baptism (“Sacraments of the Catholic Church”). This sacrament is considered the second sacrament because in help you become closer to God helping your baptised body (“Sacraments of the Catholic Church”). The most likely person to administer this sacrament is a “bishop” (“The Sacrament of Confirmation”), although that is true, a priest is also able to administer the sacrament (“The Sacrament of Confirmation”)....   [tags: church, baptism, reconciliation ] 695 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Sacraments of Initiation and Rituals in the Catholic Church - ... Godparents are also involved in the child’s process and are people who have agreed to assist and support the parents in leading the child into the ways of Christ on behalf of the community of believers into which the child is being baptised. For this reason, godparents must be members of the Catholic Church who have themselves received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist where they also renew their commitment to Christ. Although it is an important event in the life of a family, when a child becomes a member of God’s family through Baptism, the Church community commits to supporting the parents and the child in their faith journeys so is performed in front of other paris...   [tags: baptism, first communion, confirmation] 1315 words
(3.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Some Christian Precepts and Concepts - ... Paul of Tarsus taught that the Church community is the body of Christ, Jesus on earth. Therefore through this addition to the community is the Son of God able to be revealed to adherents. Christianity teaches that humans are born with original sin, however also that God, is a forgiving and loving God. Therefore, denominations such as Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox and Anglicanism believe that through the Sacrament of Baptism and the cleansing of water, the candidate is baptized as an infant through Jesus’ death and resurrection, is freed from sin and is reborn as a new person of Christ....   [tags: Catholicism, baptism, original sin] 1036 words
(3 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Gospel of Matthew in the New Testament - ... Jesus continued on his journey through the land and began to ask what would eventually be the twelve disciples to join him as his students to learn the word of God so that they too would go out into the world to spread his word. The twelve Apostles included Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James, Thaddaeus, Simon, and Judas (Matthew 10:2-4). In almost every way these men were different from each other and not what the Pharisees believed that a Son of God would have surrounded himself with to which Jesus only replied with “It is the sick people who need a doctor, not those who are healthy…” (Matthew 9:12)....   [tags: Jesus, Bible, baptism]
:: 20 Works Cited
682 words
(1.9 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Jesus's Gifts to Us - ... The word “Penance” best describes this sacrament. In fact, there is a virtue of penance. The sacrament of Reconciliation is a sacrament in which the priest, as the agent of God, forgives sins committed after Baptism, when the sinner is heartily sorry for them, sincerely confesses them, and is willing to make satisfaction for them. When Jesus Christ died on the cross, he redeemed all of us from our sins. It reunites the soul to God. Once we get it, sanctifying grace is restored to the soul. Every time we get Reconciliation, it strengthens our relationship with God even more....   [tags: sacraments, baptism, catholics] 796 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Catholism Outlawed in Iceland - ... A custom commonly known to be practiced by the Greek Spartans. If the child was free of defects and deemed to live, a sacred religious rite called the Ausa Vatni was preformed. This ceremony was conducted by either sprinkling or pouring water over the child and then naming the child. This ceremony was an ancient sacred rite of the Old Norse religion that predates Christian baptism. To expose a child after this ceremony was preform was considered murder. The rite of Ausa Vatri was also practiced by some of the Northern Frankish tribes....   [tags: norse practice, baptism, christian] 531 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Comparing Biblical Tradition with Modern Denominational Practices of Baptism - Comparing Biblical Tradition with Modern Denominational Practices of Baptism One of the main reasons for the different denominations is their core, or fundamental, difference of belief concerning baptism. I hope to show many of the individual beliefs that are held by the different denominations, and to go back to the Bible and show what it has to say concerning baptism. The point is not to distinguish who is right and who is wrong, but to make people think about what they have been taught in their denomination, and to compare it to what the Bible has to say on the matter....   [tags: Papers] 1971 words
(5.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Sacraments and Baptism - Why should we think theologically about the church. How does this tie to the question of ecclesiology. What function does theology have within the church. It is often thought that theology, ‘speaking of God’, is somehow separate from the church. However, Dr Justin Stratis suggested theology was one of the primary functions of the church quoting Barth; ‘Dogmatics is a theological discipline. But theology is a function of the church’ The Holy Spirit was left with the church and has been present through all church history, guiding the church to speak and act in accordance with the Father’s will....   [tags: Theology Essays]
:: 9 Works Cited
2939 words
(8.4 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Trinitarian Baptismal Formula - Baptism is introduced in the Gospels when John the Baptist begins his ministry as the forerunner of Jesus Christ. John's baptism was a baptism of repentance for Jews; he preached a simple message to the Jews that they were to repent of their sins in preparation for Kingdom of God and the coming of the Messiah. In Matthew 3:13-17, Jesus comes down to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” At the end of his earthly ministry,...   [tags: john the baptism, jesus christ]
:: 10 Works Cited
1241 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Säuberung Baptism: The Reasoning Behind Nazi Book Burning - The removal of free intellectualism and the integration of the “Pure German Spirit” way of thinking were achieved though the burning of all text deemed “un-German”. But what makes a text un-German. Simply anything that questioned, threatened, or was simply different then what the Führer and the Reich believed in. The burning of thousands of books was caused by the "Action against the Un-German Spirit", by the will of the German student association. The horrid event took place during the Wartburg festival in 1933....   [tags: German History ]
:: 5 Works Cited
947 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Augustus, John the Baptist and Jesus - ... Rome was transformed with wonderful buildings and Augustus was a patron to the leading poets of the day. He created an army for the first time and expanded Rome to keep it safe from barbarians. Augustus ruled for four decades and Rome had complete peace and prosperity during that time. It was the time when a capable leader carefully and cleverly molded the crumbled Republic of Rome into an Imperial form headed by one man( ancienthistory od/augustusbio/a/Augustus.htm). Augustus combined institution-building, military might, and lawmaking to be Rome’s leader, laying the foundations for the 200 year Pax Romana....   [tags: important people in Roman Empire history] 594 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Field Experience: Bellevue Baptist Church - ... The sermon given by Pastor Gaines Multiplying Disciple Makers was relevant to the needs of the world today. The sermon came from the scripture of Matthew 28:18-20 and Timothy 2:1-7. Pastor Gaines stated, “Every disciple is called to be a disciple maker. The word of God is completely sufficient at pointing individuals to Jesus through the word. The process goes on and on”. Symbols that I saw were three crosses mounted at the exterior of the church. Another symbol was the Bible which is the guide to faith that the members carried to follow along with the pastor as he delivered his sermon....   [tags: personal reflections and belifefs] 596 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Baptist Faith - The Baptist faith believes in the precepts of Trinity, Heaven, and Hell. Surprisingly Mary does not have a special place in the Baptist religion. They don’t teach the assumption of Mary because Mary is seen as just Jesus’ mother. As for the belief in Saints, they really don’t designate saints because they believe that we all have been saved and we are all God’s messengers. Unlike Christianity, Baptists don’t have bishops or Cardinals. The Baptist religion has a much more loose structure than the Catholic faith....   [tags: essays research papers] 714 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Artists Most Closely Associated with Snyder County, PA - ... The two surviving examples however are among the best fraktur ever produced. They show various types of animals as well as people and riders on horseback. Both of the pieces were created in 1801 for the Bower family and while one has been in the collection of The Philadelphia Museum of Art for decades, the other was sold by Freeman’s Auction house in Philadelphia in 2004. That piece long held the auction record price of $366,750 for a single piece of fraktur. While both pieces are attributed to Centre County, they were made during the time when he was known to have been working in the Snyder and Union County area as well....   [tags: fraktur, baptisms, church] 1748 words
(5 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
St. John the Baptist Preaching by Mattia Preti - ... The lamb is the symbol for Jesus Christ and would have been understood at the time as the sacrificial lamb representative of Christ’s own death. The subject is appropriate for this period for the reason that it captures a fleeting moment in time at which John delivers the climax of his speech. Calabrese champions realism through his manipulation of compositional space. He draws the viewer into the painted world, further blurring the lines between reality and design. St. John invades the viewers’ space as his arm juts out of the frame and into the viewers’ faces....   [tags: famous Baroque paintings, art analysis] 1443 words
(4.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
New Salem Association of the Old Regular Baptist - ... One person will say a line from a song, and then everyone else will sing the line that the Brother just sung. He sings a line of a hymn. Once the congregation recognizes it, the repeat the line in unison, the voices swelling in a minor mode. This is what's called lined-out hymnody (Burnett, John). The person who began the song will read the first line of the song and then the members will repeat the line in a slow melodious style (Huff, Carolyn). Here is a short list of songs that they sing: Amazing Grace, To See a Pilgrim as He Dies, Lay My Crown at the Masters Feet, Beulah Land, and I’m a Winner Either Way....   [tags: religious communities and beliefs]
:: 4 Works Cited
979 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Baptist Churches - Baptist Churches Calvary Baptist Church, that’s the name of the church I recently attended, and although it was a lot different from my own catholic faith, I enjoyed it very much. The Pastor, Sergio Reyes, started out the service with an opening prayer which led us into a hymn about America and how wonderful our country is. Most of the songs we sang were about America, considering the fact that Independence Day was right around the corner. After a few songs and a few prayers Pastor Reyes got up to deliver his sermon, or message as he liked to put it....   [tags: Religion Christian] 1317 words
(3.8 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
John the Baptist, Life and Ministry - ... Ecclesiastes 3:1 Early life and spiritual preparation of John the Baptist Luke 1:80, Matthew 3:4 John depicted a humble demeanor, the Bible referenced that his garment was that of Camel’s hair with a leather belt and his main diet was locust and honey. This could be likened to the life of the Old Testament prophet most especially Elijah whom I believed John’s ministry foreshadowed (2 kg 1:8). His diet could portray his ability to be identify with the poor because locust his consumed in the Old Testament by those who cannot afford better diet but this does not in any way deter him from confronting the wealthy, the hypocritical Jews of his time, he portrayed a message of how he believe...   [tags: religious studies, Elijah]
:: 10 Works Cited
1581 words
(4.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Rituals of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry - My goal for this assignment was to collect and analyze ritual practices within the American society. I began my research by attending a religious service in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) at the University of Georgia. The religious service was held in their chapel, located on the intersection of Lumpkin and Baldwin Street. Their religious services are every week on Tuesdays at 7pm. On the Tuesday of November 12, I attended one their ritual services to record my observations for my anthropological work....   [tags: Anthropology Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1281 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Revolution of the Southern Baptist World - People sometimes ask, “Why should I have to give money to this project. I cannot possibly make that much of a difference.” The founder of the Cooperative Program, or the CP, thought differently. Since Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil,” how much more can one hundred people do. How much more can 16 million people do. Well, through the CP, an immense amount of success comes from its rich history, its concise system, and by its evidence of life-changing stories....   [tags: Christianity ]
:: 10 Works Cited
1252 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Carl Henry: A Baptist Hero - On January 22, 1913, Carl F. H. Henry was born to immigrant parents in New York City. His parents, Karl and Joanna Heinrich, were young German immigrants to the United States. His parents changed the family name because of the anti-German sentiment produced by World War I. In 1935, after receiving a call to Christian service, Henry left a career as a newspaper reporter and enrolled in Wheaton College. It was here that he formed friendships with individuals such as Billy Graham and Harold Lindsell....   [tags: Christian Service] 763 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Southern Baptist Convention Controversies - Southern Baptist are the largest Baptist community, called the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). This convention meets on a yearly basis and members from all Southern Baptist Congregations attend. These members are called Messengers. The help vote on new leaders and bring new information about their congregation to other congregations. This paper will discuss the SBC controversies faced in 1985, why I think this topic is significant, and why people should know about the SBC today. In 1985, the SBC believed ordination was restricted to men, and women could become deacons....   [tags: racism, bapstist community, religion]
:: 1 Works Cited
1519 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Baptist Bible Fellowship International - The Baptist Bible Fellowship International has done great things throughout the many years of its existence. The reason for the group’s success has been through missions, evangelism, Bible Colleges, and church planting. In the 1950’s the World Baptist Fellowship ruled the Baptist scene. During the era of the WBF there was a conflict that arose as J. Frank Norris attempted to overthrow G.B. Vick’s presidency at his Bible College. Norris desired to be president of the college that Vick established....   [tags: bible colleges, chruch, fellowship]
:: 11 Works Cited
3560 words
(10.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Wesboro Baptist Church - ... Also, the response, instead of limiting the right to picket, should be the vigorous protest against such picketing as well as active public dissent. This idea of debating opinionated speech would be encouraged by Alexander Mieklejohn and JS Mill in that although the ruling was held in favor of Phelps, the court case proved to have some favorable outcomes for those opposing the church’s speech. The fact that the court case took place at all brought the issue into the public realm, and evoked much public response against Westboro Baptist Church....   [tags: religious congregations and communities] 1259 words
(3.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Shouter's Baptist Portfolio - ... To me, the mother in the church was terrifying with her vociferous approached to praise and worship that was quite different to what I experienced at the Open Bible Church and the Catholic Church. Do not get me wrong, I respect this religion and more so after this Comparative Religion Class when I learned about the reasons for their way of reverence to God. I was shocked to know that this religion was created in Trinidad and Tobago but was even more appalled when learning about the Shouter’s Prohibition Ordinance again Shouter’s Baptiste that was passed by the colonial government on November 16th, 1917....   [tags: personal narrative] 657 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Southern Baptist Convention - On May 8, 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention separated from the Triennial Convention. However, this separation involved only the home and foreign mission societies. Many churches in the South continued to buy Sunday school materials from the American Baptist Publication Society in Philadelphia. According to H. Leon McBeth, the suggestion of a Southern Baptist printing program was met with much opposition, especially in the early years of the SBC. Many thought a new program was unwarranted since the ABPS had remained neutral concerning slavery issues....   [tags: Religion, Church, Theology] 1690 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Southern Baptist Church - On May 8, 1845 in Augusta, Georgia, the Southern Baptist Convention separated from the Triennial Convention. However, this separation involved only the home and foreign mission societies. Many churches in the South continued to buy Sunday school materials from the American Baptist Publication Society in Philadelphia. According to H. Leon McBeth, the suggestion of a Southern Baptist printing program was met with much opposition, especially in the early years of the SBC. Many thought a new program was unwarranted since the ABPS had remained neutral concerning slavery issues....   [tags: Triennial Convention, Separation] 899 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Southern Baptist Hero - On January 22, 1913, Carl F. H. Henry was born to immigrant parents in New York City. His parents, Karl and Joanna Heinrich, were young German immigrants to the United States. His parents changed the family name because of the anti-German sentiment produced by World War I. Carl Henry was the oldest of eight children. The Henry family lived a typical immigrant family life with hard-working parents but little luxuries. Carl took many part-time jobs to supplement the family’s income. Carl’s mother was Roman Catholic by family tradition and his father a Lutheran: however, there was little evidence of religion in the Henry household....   [tags: Carl F H Henry, Biography] 957 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Contrast Between Catholic and Baptist Religion - Ask most people today if they have heard of Baptist and Catholic religion and most would say yes. In many ways the two are very similar. For instance, both are based on the Christian faith, belief in the trinity, and that God is the one true God. The two religions agree that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to atone for our sins. They share a 27 book New Testament and insist that salvation comes from Christ alone. On the other hand, while the Baptist and Catholic religions do have similarities, they also have differences, such as their services, communion, and views regarding salvation....   [tags: Religion] 702 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
No Tolerance for Intolerance: The Westboro Baptist Church - No Tolerance for Intolerance The Westboro Baptist Church has caused a lot of controversy in recent years by exercising its right to freedom of speech to the fullest extent during various protests. However, the controversy does not come from the right to freedom of speech, but, is coming from what they are saying verbally and in writing on their signage at protests. This church has been referred to as a hate group rather than a religious organization, especially because of the fact that the WBC is not actually affiliated with any larger church denomination (Burke)....   [tags: controversy, freedom, ku klux klan]
:: 1 Works Cited
1545 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Westboro Baptist Church: A Deviant Hate Crime Group? - Deviant behavior is anything that a person does that is out of the norm. Robbing banks, stealing cars, and assaulting individuals are easily considered deviant behavior, but can people be deviant while still being within their legal rights and without breaking any laws. One congregation that does not break any laws, but is considered to be out-of-line, is the Westboro Baptist Church. The Westboro Baptist Church has been called offensive and their actions are frowned upon by many. Is the Westboro Baptist Church actually a deviant group in disguise....   [tags: Hate Speech, Deviant Behavior]
:: 6 Works Cited
2632 words
(7.5 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Westboro Baptist Church and Their Ideologies Aganist Homosexuals - ... In the eyes of many people this congregation is considered extremist and labeled a cult because their idea of an injustice goes against popular belief. The Westboro Baptist Church mostly protests and condemns homosexuality. They believe it is an injustice to God’s plan, and they have the illusion that America’s social liberalism is bringing our country down. The perceive homosexuality to be unjust because they interpret the bible in a literal context; if the bible doesn’t mention or states the hatred for something the WBC will hate those things....   [tags: homosexual, marriage, states] 1091 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
To What Extent Is ‘Mission’ at the Heart of Baptist Identity? - ... None of them wholly rejected the Catholic Church but rather wished to see reform from within. However, following the introduction of their ideas ‘Christendom fragment[ed] into competing, then warring, mini-Christendoms’ . Luther, in 1517, nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Cathedral attacking the practice of selling indulgences amongst other complaints. What he did not foresee was the effect that the printing press would have on his work . The 95 Theses were translated into German, reproduced on the printing press and sold locally, widely spreading the seeds of new thought widely with great speed....   [tags: religion, theological beliefs]
:: 15 Works Cited
1238 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Baptist Church Visit - Baptist Church Visit I decided to go to a Baptist Church here in Miami. The reason that I chose Coral Park Baptist Church was because most Baptist Churches that I called here in Miami had the service in Spanish but Coral Park Baptist had an English service as well. I went to the eleven o’clock service on Sunday. The whole church itself was pretty big. There is the main temple that has the regular service in Spanish and then there is a whole other building that has separate classrooms where the English service is held and other Sunday school type classes are held....   [tags: Personal Narrative Church Essays] 707 words
(2 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Writing in Native American Issues - Writing In Native American Issues Seminole Baptist The purpose of writing this paper is so the unique group of people will be represented properly from one of their own people. This will get a view into the culture and history that is not usually seen from the outside. In the world of today Native Americans have to be properly represented and understood or misconceptions can happen. Traditionally the Muscogee people practiced opvnkv hacogee, which means drunken, crazy, or spirited dance. More commonly known as the stomp dance they are social dances that included all community members-men, women, and children....   [tags: Muscogee, Seminole Baptist]
:: 4 Works Cited
2090 words
(6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Shadow of the Galilean by Gerd Theissen - ... When Pilate confronted the Temple about it they stated, “No holy money for unholy Pilate” (14-15). Pilate did not understand why they would not fund him the money because at the end of the project it would benefit all of Jerusalem. The Temple continued to say no because they believed he was going to be using the temple money for ungodly purposes. Pilate wanted to improve his image by making an aqueduct to better the country but it backfired on him and now everyone is against him because people believe to think he was trying to steal money....   [tags: jews, jerusalem, john the baptist] 1375 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Baptist Health Medical Staff: A Look at Its Administration and Hiring Practices - Background Baptist Health is a non-profit health system located in Northeast Florida which is comprised of five Magnet accredited hospitals, home health agencies, behavioral health practices, pharmacies, and numerous primary care and specialty physician practices. As one of the largest healthcare providers in the region, physicians have the opportunity to practice in state of the art facilities, as well as, become affiliated with a community based hospital. As of February 2014, Baptist Health has more than 1400 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties and close to 300 allied health professionals....   [tags: doctors, nurses, administrative staff]
:: 4 Works Cited
918 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Most Hated Family in America - ... Not everybody will agree with everything that goes around the world. As Christians, as the Phelps family declare themselves, instead of showing hatred towards homosexuals, soldiers, actors and actresses, and the rest of the world, they should be showing love and respecting their life decisions. If they were true Baptists, they would believe God would be the only judge according to His law (Hiscox, p.58-59). People cannot make this decision, yet the Westboro Baptist Church believe that they do as it is seen all throughout the Theroux film (Theroux)....   [tags: Fred Phelps, homophobic Baptist church]
:: 8 Works Cited
1732 words
(4.9 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist - Compare and Contrast 2Pac & Saint John the Baptist Although they lived in very different times, Tupac Shakur and Saint John the Baptist had many commonalities. Both became extremely famous for expressing what they believed. The media's portrayal of Tupac Shakur as a tattooed thug has focused public attention on his accused crimes instead of his music. This rapper, raised in Marin City, California, by a Black Panther mother, is more complex than his enemies like to admit. Shakur (who performs as 2Pac) was a talented lyricist with a gift for storytelling and getting his point across to our youth....   [tags: Tupac Shakur] 1136 words
(3.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Protestant Reformation - There are many types of protestant churches existing today including Baptist, one of the largest denominations in America. This was not always the case before the 16th. To understand how it all began, it is important to go back in history when the Roman Catholic Church was the only church in Western Europe. This paper will look at the history of the protestant reformation movement, its causes, and how it changed the church (Cameron, 2012). During the 1500s, the Roman Catholic Church was very powerful in western Europe....   [tags: Protestant Churches, Baptist, Denominations]
:: 5 Works Cited
983 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Prejudice in Langston Hughes' Novel, Not Without Laughter - Throughout Langston Hughes' novel, Not Without Laughter, the author introduces multiple characters that reveal their notions of prejudice. The novel explores that prejudice in one form or another is in every aspect of one's life. Prejudice can be defined as an opinion for or against a person's look, race, class, or religion, which is usually formed by a hasty generalization. Most of the main characters, Aunt Hager, Sister Johnson, Jimboy, Harriet, and Tempy contain different accounts of prejudice in the world, which stimulate many of Sandy's thoughts of life as he comes of age....   [tags: christian baptist, african-american family]
:: 2 Works Cited
1387 words
(4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "baptism"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>