The Central Features of Infant and Believers' Baptism Essay
Baptism is celebrated as a sacrament or a 'mystery' throughout the Christian community all across the world. Within the Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches all-together, there are seven sacraments including the baptism which is one of the sacraments of initiation the other sacraments are; marriage, Holy Communion, Holy orders, holy unction (anointing of the sick with oil), conformation and confession. A sacrament is an outward, physical sign of an inward, spiritual blessing; also, a service which communicates this blessing to worshippers.
By taking part in baptism, you become a member of the …show more content…
"O God, you sent your Son to cast out the power of Satan, set this child free from Original Sin."
The priest anoints the child on the chest with the oil of catechumens; it is a sign of strength and healing. Then there are the Baptismal promises - a declaration of faith, which, take place at the font. The promises represent a rejection of all sin and the belief of the basic