The As A Sacrament Of The Holy Spirit, By Dr. Ron Essay

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When one becomes part of something new, there is an experience attached to it. Theologically speaking, that experience is known as “conversion.” This means to convey that one leaves behind one’s old being, the old falsehood, weary and loathsome life. It is an experience in which we “turn away from sin and turn instead to God.” This of course is based on accepting that God has the authority to forgive us our sins and provides us with grace to “be born again.” During one of the class lectures, Dr. Ron provided us with the definition of baptism by Vatican II. This definition projected the concept of baptism as a sacrament that said “Baptism is the sacrament of that faith, by which, enlightenment by the grace of the Holy Spirit, we respond to the gospel of Christ.” This supports the idea that “in it we have a vision of a world recreated and humanity transformed and exalted by God’s presence.”
Explicating on what it is to be born again, the discussion would refer to the question that Jesus was asked by Nicodemus “Can one enter a second time into the mother’s womb and be born?” (John 3:4) In the same class lecture by Dr. Ron Anderson, the definition of baptism by Baptism, Eucharist 1982 Ministry was introduced that stated “Baptism is a sign of new life through Jesus Christ. It invites the one baptized with Jesus Christ and with Christ’s people.” Furthermore, it stressed on one’s “participation in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ” It entails to address one’s…

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