Importance Of Teaching On Baptism

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Then and Now The teaching on Baptism is forever blossoming as more people continue to enter the Catholic Church. Even today, this ancient sacrament is still being practiced by many as a way of assurance for salvation from God. Baptism is also step one in one’s initiation into the Catholic Church, whether it be an Eastern or Western Orthodox practice. Baptism continues to be a very holy thing to this day and, “According to the Apostle Paul, the believer enters through Baptism into communion with Christ’s death, is buried with him, and rises with Him: ‘Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from …show more content…
Cyril and even the entire teaching of the Catholic religion is faith. Everyone needs to live out their lives with faith in God. This faith that will eventually come to bring Salvation is pivotal in one 's understanding in the forgiving and holy nature of the Trinity. St Cyril presents this key point of death by stating, “Christ’s undefiled hands were pierced by the nails; he suffered the pain. I experience no pain, no anguish, yet by the share that I have in his sufferings he freely grants me salvation.” He reveals that faith is ever so necessary to receive Christ and to truly understand his very own Paschal Mystery. All followers of Jesus must believe in his sacrifice, his death on the cross not merely as a punishment for heresy, but the foundation of the Catholic Church. God lived among man and has risen, encouraging all to live a life filled with faith in him to later join him in the Kingdom of God. Faith goes way beyond just a guarantee of heaven, but also living within the Trinity while one is here on Earth. This crucial teaching of both the Catechism of the Catholic Church and St. Cyril also goes hand in hand and builds upon the following themes of Baptism and the revelation of the Holy …show more content…
Cyril are essentially the same. What struck me as interesting was the fact that the themes presented are so closely related. Faith, Baptism, and the Holy Spirit are so intricately associated. Baptism in itself is the sacrament of faith that works closely with the Holy Spirit placing one particular individual into the Catholic Church. All of us Catholics are exposed to all of these elements and I find it very profound that these same elements revealed in the teachings of the Catechism of the catholic Church and the teachings of St. Cyril, dating back to 360, even affect our lives even today. Even this Catechism relates back to 360 Ad, this teaching was written rather recently then in 1994. This Church stage of Revelation is very intricately associated with the entire time period after Christ Resurrection in regard to these previously mentioned key points. By further studying the teaching of Baptism and all that it includes, my faith has been strengthened as a whole. It’s true, the teaching on Baptism is forever blossoming as more people continue to enter the Catholic Church. We must look to then, back to even the time of St. Cyril, in order to see how closely related our lives our now in terms of faith, Baptism, and the works of the Holy Spirit. We must all look to the past in order see how we can live our lives in the present and the future with the help of the

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