Essay on Baptism And Confirmation For Salvation

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A majority of religions use baptism and confirmation for salvation within the church, these practices are considered necessary to be assimilated. Baptism is a religious rite considered by a sacrament by most Christian groups, marked by the symbolic proposal of water to the head or the body into water and resulting in admission of the receiver into the community of Christians. Confirmation is a ceremony that confirms a baptized person’s faith in church. The person’s faith begins once they are baptized, then made strong when they have completed their confirmation. It means you are now accepting responsibility for your destiny. Catechism of the Catholic Church states: "The Lord himself affirms that baptism is necessary for salvation [John 3:5] . . .. Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament [Mark 16:16]" (CCC 1257) (Par. 3, Brom).
Within the catholic church, as young as you can remember your parents baptized you and not so long after you were going to church school to complete classes for your confirmation. By completing your baptism and confirmation you are freed from your unborn sins. Many people compare baptism as a gift, however a gift from god. The refusal of being baptized shows your unwillingness to follow Jesus and your reluctance to accept this gift from god. A lot people are not baptized but still believe in god and because they are not baptized they…

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