The Importance Of Baptism In The Bible

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Baptism is mentioned in both the New and Old testament of the bible. Although the term “baptism” was not coined until John the Baptist, the concepts in Leviticus were the same. These ideals consisted of the purification of a persons’ spirit through water. The water washes away a persons’ sins and allows them to emerge a strengthened member of the church. Even though getting baptized is not a prerequisite for the entrance to heaven many feel that it is a necessary step in devoting life to God. A traditional baptism would have taken place in a river or lake but a modern baptism takes place inside. This is due to the new practice of pouring water onto an infant’s forehead in comparison to submerging a persons’ body in water. The product …show more content…
There are no formal requirements to be baptized, but with this declaration you are vowing to obey and worship God. It is believed to be a renewal of life, as said in the bible “We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). The ritual washes away all impurities and prior sordid actions. Theirs sins die with the water as Jesus died on the cross, and they rise out of the water purified as Jesus did from the dead. When someone makes the decision to be baptized the priest is “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Mathew 28:19). They become cleansed and welcomed into a new spiritual life. People reach their apogee of life after being baptized due to the imbue of new life. The incipient of the process begins with the sign of the cross, which is traced on the persons’ forehead. This is to resemble Christ’s love in all of humanity. The oils that are used during the Anointing seal the Holy spirit in the body of the person. The candle that is present during the ritual is a representation of their new life. The flame is the light that will guide them through a sinless life. In regards to the clothes that are worn during the ritual, they are traditionally white cloth. The color white symbolizes purity. Purity is the underlying dogma of this

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