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Baptism and Christening

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Baptism and Christening are Christian sacraments. It has different meanings and methods of being carried out depending on the branch of Christianity it is being associated with. Baptism can range from a sprinkling of water from a cup onto a persons head to fully submerging the person into a river.
The rosary is meant for prayer, it isn't jewelry. You could wear a cross necklace; and it is okay to wear a cross necklace if it is blessed too. So the answer is NO. Most Catholics would be offended if you wear the Rosary, but not because you are not Catholic, but because the Rosary is NOT meant t…
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Scripture says that Jesus instructed His disciples to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."(Matth…
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Baptism is a public declaration of that decision. A child could get baptised once he/she understands the meaning of the baptism.  Another answer There are some Pentecostals that believe that a person must be baptized to be saved -- so they would want a person to be baptized as soon as possible…
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Answer Yes, the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church does baptise members. Unless you are a baptised member, you cannot receive Holy Communion, or any other Mysteries of the Church. The word 'baptize' means to immerse in water. The Orthodox Church continues this Apostolic practice of baptising…
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that is ocmepletly up to you. its your money. if you would like to give lots, give it. they can spend it at their lesure. i suggest getting to know your niece a bit better. spend a day out and maybe go shopping or have lunch. if you come to the desision that she is responsible enough for a large gif…
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To answer this question we need to know what Baptism is and what baptism does. Scripture says that Jesus instructed His disciples to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I …
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It's an introduction for the baby to God and starting the babies journey of becoming one with god. AKA: Infant Baptism
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Answer Canon 873 states: "There is to be only one male sponsor or one female sponsor or one of each." So, although there may be 2 sponsore/godparents, only one is necessary. Canon 874 §1. states: "To be permitted to take on the function of sponsor a person must: 3/ be a Catholic who has been…
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Probably The Gospels do not say much about Jesus baptizing his followers. The synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, & Luke) are silent about this subject. It is the Gospel of John that mentions what little is said about this issue, and it is inconsistent about the answer. It would seem from J…
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Any baptism that is forced upon someone else who is in opposition to the baptism is invalid, as the person's dispensation of will is to not receive the sacrament. Sacraments require that the recipient has the explicit or implicit intention to receive them, and if this is missing, the sacrament is ei…
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You can only have Catholic godparents or Orthodox godparents. No protestants can be godparents in the Catholic Church.
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More answers from our community: The Second Vatican Council (commonly called Vatican II) called for a modernization of some church practices as a means of opening a dialogue with the world and better spreading the good news of the Gospel. Contrary to some belief, Vatican II changed no doctrines of…
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Christian TraditionAnd actually many ordinary Danish families chose to do the same: keep the name a secret until the christening. This is a tradition deriving from the belief that if the child's name is spoken before the child is given the protection of (being inside a church or) christening the chi…
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Sikhs do not actually have Baptism as Baptism is a Christian term. Sikhs (if they choose to be as adults) are initiated into the Khalsa Sikhs which is a ceremony known as Amrit. During Amrit a Sikh drinks a holy sugared water from a steel bowl. From this time they must adhere to the 5'ks. Kachh, Kan…
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Many Mainly the Evangelical, Protestant, Baptist and Presbyterian churches (and the ones derived from them). That is because baptism is supposed to be an act of repentance of our sins. How can a child repent from its sins if he/she is not a sinner until the knowledge of it? It is known that children…
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Answer From my understanding...yes they do. My husbands sister said the god parents for her newborn had to be active catholics to be in the service. *** To have your child baptized catholic, you have to have at least one of the god parents catholic, not both. One can be a Christian witness.***
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How Much To Spend On A Christening Gift: Whatever you can afford is fine. Here are some ideas: Small silver box for the baby's first tooth and another silver little box for their first curl. The parents were ecstatic over it. Cost $26 for the set (CDN Funds.) Baby clothing if you know the sex o…
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The cleansing ritual which means acceptance by Christ into heaven. Different religions baptise at different age levels. You can be baptized at most any age, infant to adult. Some Christians see baptism as a means of salvation, and others see it as a sign of a foregoing act of trusting in Christ whi…
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In 1593, a plague outbreak in London caused the theatres to close. Shakespeare had chosen not to leave London, but rather had chosen to stay and put the finishing touches to his first published work, Venus and Adonis.
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Baptism enables us to enter the Kingdom of Heaven through our spritual birth. (see question "What constitutes Baptism")   It is a way to symbolize that you belong to Christ, much as a wedding ring signifies you belong to your spouse. Christians are baptised to proclaim to the world that they …
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Answer to The Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is the idea of right and wrong and one's ability to chose one from the other. The Holy Spirit is supposed to be a comfort for those who believe in it. Having to ask what the baptism of the Holy Spirit helps us with in our lives assumes that the person ask…
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Baptise is a Greek word which means to immerse in water.
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Answer The rite of baptism is the door way to the body of Christ, the church. Baptism is a burial in a watery grave. It symbolizes the putting down of the old man and being raised in the newness of life. It is a public confession that states I once was lost, but now I am saved, I am dedicating th…
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Biblical Outline of SalvationPlan of Salvation1. Romans 10:17 (Hear the message)2. Hebrews 11:6 (Believe the message)3. Luke 13: 3 (Repent)4. Romans 10:9 (Confess "Jesus is Lord" Refers to public confession 1 Timothy 6:12)5. Acts 2:38 (Get Baptized)1 Peter 3:21its your baptism that saves you. yes Go…
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Many local churches have special baptism services specifically orchestrated to provide a baptism for those desiring to be baptized. Some churches have baptismal tanks, filled with water, for the purpose of immersing those desiring baptism. Although baptism is not a requirement for entering into Heav…
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If you believe that the baptism of infants is valid then no. If you believe that baptism is required as a testimony of the new life a believer has started on following genuine repentance and acceptance of Christ as Saviour then you will realize that the sprinkling received as a baby was not in line…
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(Mark 1:4-8) John the Baptizer baptized inhabitants of Jerusalem in symbol of repentance for forgiveness of sins, in preparation for the coming of Messiah.(Matthew 3:1-6)(Luke 3:3) (Acts 13:24) The baptism of John was replaced by Jesus' command to baptize at (Matthew28:19) Paul and other apostles…
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Answer That's all a matter of religious belief. You should ask your religious leader. To a Hindu, Jew, Sikh, American Indian, Muslim, the answer would be a definitive NO! If you belong to one of the many sects of Christianity, your religious leader would be the best source for that answer. Any ans…
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There is no concept of Baptism in Islam. To convert to Islam one just needs to believe that God is one and that Muhammad (PBUH) is the last messenger of the God. Of course, after one starts to believe this he will need to follow what God have ordered.
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I think something in silver maybe, like they used to do in the 19th century. Or maybe someting really authentic that the baby can keep for years and still have when they're grown up and say, 'My grandparents got me this as a christening present.' I think something in silver maybe, like they used to…
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because it shows you love god and the Holy family It is the basic entry requirement for Christianity. You cannot be a proper Christian without being baptised.
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visit this website (below) This is the number one source for all baptism blankets. Mine said : Micheal Lee BrodyBaptized on January 1, 2009 At Holy Redeemer Church. May you grow in faith and love. They have other inspiring sayings that will help you decide the best wishes on this important day. My…
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Here is a song about that: http://betsyagain.com/track/charlemagne-i-baptized-or-beheaded
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Answer Biblical foundations are doctrines or teachings found in the Word of God that Christians hold very dear. These things are also taught very distincly out of the word of God. Here are some of them. The virgin birth of Christ The second coming of Christ The inerrancy and infallibility of t…
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Its liquid that we drink to survive
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To Christians, baptism is a symbolic event that makes them a member of the Christian religion, or of a particular denomination of Christianity. It is normally only performed once in their lifetimes, unless formally changing from one denomination to another. Baptism is sometimes also seen as removi…
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John performed Mikvah to the Jewish, not Baptism Baptism, from Greek βαπτίζω (baptízô), is a religious act of purification by water usually associated with admission to membership or fullness of membership of Christianity. Because of the word's association with Christianity and its period…
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Baptism is important to Christians, as it welcomes a person into the Christian religion. Similar induction ceremonies are used in other religions; the concept is very much older than Christianity.Baptism is routinely used by Christians as a naming ceremony for a baby or older person being welcomed i…
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The baptism of an infant. Note: Fundamentalists often criticize the Catholic Church's practice of baptizing infants. According to them, baptism is for adults and older children, because it is to be administered only after one has undergone a "born again" experience-that is, after one has "accepted …
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Some "brands" of christianity believe that one needs to be baptized as a baby. Meaning becoming a christian from a VERY young age. However... the word "baptism" means to immerse, to plunge under water, to completely submerge. It does NOT mean "to sprinkle the head". Now who is going to completely s…
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taurobolium was originally done ,as a venus affirmation,to get the blood of a cow in a ditch andas per a shame order for inappropriate love the survivors family,got to pour cow blood over the perpatraitor.to heal the virgin from the crime and sorrow ,of being"dittied,by someone she did not love.
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No. A Rosary is NOT jewelry. It is a tool used for meditative prayer.
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Water probably means purity, clean, or life.hope it helps
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The bible never uses the word christening, but does discuss the idea of dedicating one's child to the Lord. And she (Hannah) made a vow, saying, "O LORD Almighty, if you will only look upon your servant's misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him t…
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"St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City" ***Actually, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC is larger than St. Patrick's in NYC. The National Shrine is the largest Roman Catholic church in the U.S., and one of the 10 largest Roman Catholic churches in the world.****…
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When we are baptized we are being cleaned. So we have no sins. I was baptized when i was a baby, and in my church it also means we become a member of this church and officially become part of the lords kingdom. I am Lutheran but i think its the same for all Christianity, or similar.
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Answer Catholics recognize baptisms performed by most major Christian denominations. In particular, the Catholic Church recognizes all Protestant denominations. As the Dutch Reformed Church is a Protestant church, the Catholic Church should recognize it.
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John baptized Jesus because He told him to do it. This can be read about in the Bible in Matthew 3:13-17.
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It is to signify the cleansing of the body and soul of sins. Roman Catholic Answer: Water. The symbolism of water signified the Holy Spirit's action in Baptism, since after the invocation of the Holy Spirit it becomes the efficacious sacramental sign of new birth: just as the gestation of our first…
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Baptism changes the life of the person who is baptized. It is an outward sign. When the act of being baptized is joined with the inward decision to accept Christ as one's Lord and Savior (and the optional confirmation/baptism classes depending on a person's denomination), it then becomes a part of …
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A christening is a Catholic or maybe a Lutheran practice where an infant or young child is sprinkled with water by the priest/preacher/clergyman over a small fountain. This is a passive tradition, as the choice is not the child's, but the parents (foster, etc) or guardian's choice. A baptism is a di…
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The name of Edgar Allan Poe's foster mother was Frances Allan.
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Orthodox is made up of two Greek words "ortho" which means correct and "doxa" which means worship or glory. In a secular sense, 'orthodox' can mean traditional or conforming with accepted standards. In a spiritual context, the word 'Orthodox' means the correct faith or the correct worship and glor…
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  Yes, you do need to be baptized. Some say that the man on the cross went to heaven even though he wasn't baptized. In Romans 10:3-4 it says " 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism …
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Answer: A type of baptism may be traced back to Noah's flood. Peter made mention of that world that was overflowed with water and compared it with: "...the heavens and earth, which now are... reserved unto fire against the day of Judgment..." (II Peter 3:7). Jesus says: "...as the days of Noe were, …
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Immersion--submerging under water. Sprinkling or pouring--water on head. Infant baptism--baptism of babies Adult baptism--baptism after informed consent.
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to clean to from your sins
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The correct term is Baptism as this was the term used Biblically for this particular sacrament. The word 'Christening' is a colloquial term for the same thing, although in some traditions the term 'Christening' is reserved for the baptism of infants.
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For the answer to this, please visit www.umc.org/our faith.
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There are a number of legal entities used by Jehovah's Witnesses depending on the the laws of the country you are referring to. Their books are publised by The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania. You should contact their press office for more details.
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me answer:grow up! how is that meant to help anyone? baptisms are performed in certain branches of Christianity and usually by priests but anyone can perform a baptism in the case of an EMERGENCY.
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oil in baptism means that Jesus has washed you in a sacred liquid which will symbolize love with God
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Any gift would be appreciated by the parents; a gift of clothes, money, religious context, all will be OK.
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Roman Catholic AnswerThe Catholic religion means that God is faithful to His Word, and that He loves us beyond anything we could ever expect. The Catholic religion means that God fulfilled all His promises in the Old Testament, and that He is doing His best to bring each one of us to perfection in H…
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The trinitarian baptism is given in the ritual acclamation of, "I baptise you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." In my research on the Internet I have seen two different approaches to the Pentecostal baptism, first "...in the name of Jesus" and second, "in the Holy Spirit"…
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This is a hard question to answer, though I am pretty sure he was not baptised on earth. Services may have been done for him after death, but he would have to give up his sins, and do some major repenting. There is no way to fix all the damage he has done.   You may be confused, as the Churc…
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Yes it does and no not exactly. Here is an example how: You don't believe in God, you decide to accept the Lord Jesus as your Lord and savior, you need to be repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. So the actual act of the baptism, did not change your faith but when you become a believ…
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Catholic: Baptism is a 'blessing' (for lack of a better word), commonly given to newborns. Although it is commonly associated with babies, a person (who has accepted the religion) may be baptized at any age. When recieving the sacrament of Baptism, the baby/person must wear a pure white garment. Ba…
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Edgar Allan did not have adopted parents. Poe had foster parents. He was taken in by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan; however they never adopted him. The Allans had Poe baptized "Edgar Allan Poe." The relationship between John Allan and Edgar Allan Poe was eventually very strained, but in honor of his foste…
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When Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan 2000 years ago, he felt the special presence and power of the Holy Spirit. This was a turning point in his life. You can find the story at the beginning of Mark's Gospel in the New Testament. Later, after his death and resurrection, Jesus told his follower…
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John the baptist was one who told the Jews to repent and get baptized. Roman Catholic Answer: Baptism was an old rite in the Jewish faith many centuries before Jesus was born, John the Baptist baptism was one of these "baptism of repentance". The Baptism that we know today, where we are born of "wat…
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Baptism is an Ordinance. An ordinance that one must do in order to have any hope of entering the kingdom of God. Jesus Christ himself was sinless, but yet he was baptised. Why? Because God commanded that everyone must be baptised and He set the example for us. Jesus was baptised by emersion (dunked …
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The oils are actually: SC = Sacrum Chrisma = Sacred Chrism OC = Oleum Catechumenorum = Oil of the Catechumens OI = Oleum Infirmorum = Oil of the Infirm/Sick The only change here is OI to OS (Oil of Sick).At Baptism Sacrum Chrisma is always used, and the Oleum Catechumenorum may be used. . The thr…
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Slavery is justified by the Bible.
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Babies wear christening gowns as a symbol of purity, and a soul clean of sins.
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According to the Catholic church a ordinary minister of baptism is reserved for the head parish priest, but can also be done by a bishop, deacon or other priest in the parish. In emergencies, like someone about to die anyone delegated by the church.
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Yes.....Christian biblical baptism (for salvation) is accomplished by immersion (or "dunking") in the name of the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Spirit (Holy Ghost), and it is useless without Faith in God and His grace. Jesus himself was baptized "to fulfill all righteousness", as an example to hi…
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Council of Trent; Canon 4 See: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02258b.htm Section: Minister of the sacrament Paragraph: Extraordinary minister The Catholic teaching based on the Council of Trent, Canon 4: Extraordinary minister In case of necessity, baptism can be administered lawfully and …
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so they can be loved by god and the baby can be a catholic person and go to a catholic church on Sunday's and schools on weekdays and it symbolize the light of Christ.
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At a baptism, a child's godparents should receive an official document of their godparent title. Beyond that, giving gifts to godparents is not always necessary in every culture.
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Baptism It comes from the Greek word baptisma, meaning baptism which in turn was the word for the act of dipping or washing an article. It also was used by the Greeks for the process of dyeing clothing .
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia {| ! | Theology: sacraments and covenants One major difference in theological opinion between Zwingli and Luther is on the nature of the Christian sacraments. Many consider Luther to have been the originator of the belief that God's covenants to man ar…
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There are different way's that is practiced, One way is to have a believer in "God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit". Stand with you in (about) waist deep water, and as he dips you under the water he says "I Baptize you in the name of God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit"…
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George Washington's godfathers at his baptism were Captain Christopher Brookes and Beverley Whiting. He was baptized on the 5th of April 1731/2.
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For the answer to this, please visit www.umc.org/our faith.For the answer to this, please visit www.umc.org/our faith.There is not a formal faith statement. However, both the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed do well to describe what we believe. Basically, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
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The right Baptism is the Baptism to the Orthodox Church . This is Because almost from the very beginning, Christians referred to the Church as the "One, Holy, Catholic (universal) and Apostolic Church". Today, in addition to the Orthodox Church, a number of other Christian churches lay claim to this…
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The United Church of Christ beliefs are considered by some to be extremely liberal. Within the church, there is some diversity of beliefs, and individual congregations have some liberty in theological matters. The UCC began running a commercial last year that featured bouncers refusing some access t…
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There are many paintings of Christ, but of course none of them were done during his life and so are merely artistic representations of Him. Many are probably highly inaccurate, as He is portrayed as very westernized.
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No. "Baptism" is a rite; "Baptist" is a Protestant denomination.
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Depends on which branch of Christianity you are talking about. I would say it is very important. For Roman Catholics it is the first sacrament. For Baptists it is the outward symbol of the inner commitment to Christ. I can't think of any Christian sect off the top of my head that doesn't place a lot…
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The symbols of baptism are as follows: 1. Cross - To show that there will be some evil in our lives. 2. White Garment - The white garment is a symbol of purity as well as a manifestation of the "new man." White symbolizes that the stain of Original Sin is no longer upon the child whose soul is wip…
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You cannot change your Godparents.
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The first mention of a personal baptism is mentioned in Genesis. After Dana was raped, and her brothers killed all the townsmen, Jacob/Israel decided to move from their. Before he did though, he had all of his offspring unload/get rid of their idolatrous/pagan belongings; and then had everyone becom…
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Cross, water, oil(Chatachumens and Chrism), white cloth, and a candle
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The child, his parents, his godparents, the priest and the Holy Spirit. It all depends on how you look at it. Either, it's the person being baptised and the person baptising them. Or, it's the person being baptised and the Holy Spirit. The whole idea of baptism is to publicly profess your faith. I…
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A candidate is the name of a person who is preparing for confirmation.A catechumin is someone accepted for baptism at Easter.
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The reason we have Christenings is so we can be welcomed as a part of God's family. So that we can have a faith in God that gets stronger and stronger as we get older. A good Christening gift in my opinion would be either something that the child would remember as they grew older like a silver brace…
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