Today we want to take a look at the origins of what is refereed to as the Anabaptist. To do this we need to take a look at the background of Baptism (by water) in the early church and the Roman Catholic Church.
It might be well that we take a little time about the subject of baptism. There are differing theology about this subject. For an Evangelical, baptism by immersion is a public sign that one has accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. However since an infant cannot accept Christ in this fashion, it makes sense that they don't allow babies to to be baptized by immersion.
For the Roman Catholic Church it his a vast different meaning and even then there are varied view of the ritual …show more content…
They believe that infants are born with the stain of original sin, which must be washed away by baptism in order for them to be saved. Where most Protestants believe that any child under the age of reason will be automatically saved.
Among the protestant world they have two views on Baptism, some by immersion, some by sprinkling and or pouring water on the head.
Now the question come up. What is the difference between Baptizing, Conformation and Christening in the Roman Catholic church?
Baptism, is a Christian ceremony when a baby is welcomed into the Church. It has holy (blessed by the priest) water, from a font, poured on its head three times - in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It symbolizes being "born again".
Christening, is the giving of a Christian name at the time of baptism. The terms "to be baptized" and "to be Christening is the giving of a Christian name at the time of baptism. The terms "to be baptized" and "to be christened" have the same meaning and you may use either. They belong together.
Non-religious people can opt for a naming ceremony, without the rite of Holy Baptism, but this is quite