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Sacrament of Baptism

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  1. What is Baptism?

Baptism is a Sacrament which cleanses us from original sin, makes us Christians, children of God, and members of the Church.

  1. Does Baptism also forgive actual sins?

Baptism also forgives actual sins, with all punishment due to them. when it is received in proper dispositions by those who have been guilty of actual sin.

  1. Who is the ordinary minister of Baptism?

The ordinary minister of Baptism is a priest; but any one may baptise in case of necessity, when a priest cannot be had.

  1. How is Baptism given?

Baptism is given by pouring water on the head of the child, saying at the same time these words: ‘I baptise you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit’.

  1. What do we promise in Baptism?

We promise in Baptism to renounce the devil and all his works and pomps.

  1. Is Baptism necessary for salvation?

Baptism is necessary for salvation because Christ has said: ‘Unless a man is born again through water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God’. (John 3:5)

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