Baptism is a religious ceremony that consists of purgative and consecrations. During this rite of passage these children and adults would be accepted by Christ and the church. Christians’ ethics is founded upon both baptism and their commitment towards it. The infant baptismal process is the teaching in faith, pouring of holy water, and contribution in Christian society. While adult baptism contains rite of reception and, rite of selection which is during first Sunday of Lent, and then they are finally initiated during a process called mystagogy.
One argument is that one does not have to speak in tongues to show evidence of the Holy Spirit. The other side of the argument is that speaking in tongues is a sign of the indwelling of Holy Spirit. Paul’s teachings about the gifts of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues will also be discussed. Most Christians know that when Jesus was here on earth he taught, preached and talked about the Holy Spirit. Also when Jesus was resurrected and went to see the disciples, he promised them of another power to come to comfort them and to help guide them through their everyday lives.
It is through baptism that one’s faith journey begins and Christians are called to follow and live their lives in the light of Christ. Baptism serves a vital role in the development of Christianity as a living religious traditions in most denominations. It is the ritual used in the majority of Christian denominations to officially signify an individual’s initiation into the beliefs and practices of the Christian community. Baptism is also an authentic rite of passage. It marks the transition of the individual from one stage or state in life onto the next.
We make preparations and thanksgiving for the Eucharist. The Eucharist also gives us the life of Christ to us in return. We gain the grace of Jesus through the Eucharist and are save by the Eucharist’s Real presence. The Real Presence of Jesus is Jesus being truly in the Eucharist, and allows us to fully know and experience all Christ has to offer. The Eucharist the summit of the Christian life because it is what we need most and want most a Christians.
Othe... ... middle of paper ... ...nity. It gives the person a certain feeling of responsibility and makes them feel as though they are growing up and progressing spiritually. I think infant baptism provides a firm foundation on which to build the baby's faith, and gives the baby a spiritual connection with God. The baby does not need to understand the meaning of a sacrament, God's love will be just as strong, and I think that everybody should have a chance to share God's love and membership with the church, regardless of their age. Bibliography · 'Christianity- A new approach'- Kevin O'Donnell · 'Today's Issues and Christian Beliefs'- Simon and Christopher Danes · www.btinternet.com/~slough baptistchurch.offices/services.html · www.wymondham-norfolk.co.uk/abbey/tour.html · Order of service for infant baptism from Sherborne Abbey
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.
It is also a sign of belonging. "The Lord himself affirms that baptism is necessary for salvation. He also commands his disciples to proclaim the gospel to all the nations and to baptize them. Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of using for this sacrament. The church does not know of any other means than baptism that assures entry into eternal beatitude".
Analyzing Traditional Baptismal Service and Its Key Symbols Jesus replied (to Nicodemus); "I solemnly assure you, no one can enter into God's kingdom without being begotten of water and the Spirit." John 3:5 As Christians we see baptism as the most important sacrament, it is this sacrament that inaugurates us as members of the church. In the Catholic Church's current insight regarding Baptism, it is seen as the Sacrament of Initiation into the (local) parish community, the world wide Catholic Church, the family of God and royal priesthood of Christ, as well as the sacramental removal of original sin The baptismal service that I have chosen to describe is the catholic service. The Catholic service starts off at the door. This symbolises that the child is being welcomed into the church, as a new member.
This has been the sentiment for the Holy Spirits purpose in the life of the Believer. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a real and vital part of our salvation. One cannot adequately understand the full measure of the Christian life without experiencing the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Baptism in the Holy Spirit is as much part of the Christian life as is the love of God or the atonement of Christ. It is insufficient to experience one without the other.
Confirmation in the Catholic Church Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Like Baptism and Eucharist, it is a Sacrament of Initiation for Catholics and a Sacrament of faith in God's fidelity to us Confirmation is the moment when two things are confirmed. The candidate confirms his/her faith in Christ and takes full responsibility for that faith and for membership of the community of faith, which we call the "church". God, through the Bishop, confirms God's claim on the candidate's life. Whatever happens at confirmation, the moment for those who are confirmed is a significant one because they take a step of faith.