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Baptism 26 1 07


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  • Cherry pickers, one verse wonders or one hit wonders are all people who hold to one successful thing. Now throughout all the scriptures we are told that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word of God be established. The trinitarians have held since 325 A.D. that only one single scripture is valid to be used in a person's baptism. The one of Matthew 28:19. 'Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.' Yet the name of the Father was and is Jesus. 'I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.' The whole family of God is called and founded upon the name of Jesus. 'For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.' We know that the name of Emmanuel (God with us or the word made flesh) was Jesus. 'And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.' The Holy Spirit or Comforter was sent in the name of Jesus. 'But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.' The name of Jesus or Yeshua means that God (YHWH) has become our salvation. His name alone is commanded for every word or deed ever done. It alone can save, heal or cleanse all. He only has all power in heaven and in earth. There's no other way or door to God, but by Him.

    Now, find in the book of Acts that nobody baptized into any name (singular) other than Jesus, the Lord Jesus or the Lord Jesus Christ. Peter, who the apostle to the Jews was given the keys to the kingdom baptized every repentant convert into the name of Jesus Christ. Paul, who was the apostle to the Gentiles had been and did baptize into the name of the Lord Jesus. The Corinthians, Samaritans, Colossians and Romans among many others, were baptized into Jesus Christ. Paul wrote to the Galatians any other Gospel message or baptism was cursed and invalid. So, how did this trinity baptismal formula come about?

    The Catholic Encyclopedia 2, on page 263 states, 'The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son and Holy Ghost in the second century.' The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (volume 4, under baptism) records, 'Matthew 28:19 in particular only canonizes a later ecclesiastical situation, that it's universalism is contrary to the facts of the early church history, and it's trinitarian formula is foreign to the mouth of Jesus (Yeshua).' Eusebius (who the greatest Greek scholar of his day), Shem-Tob and F.C. Conybeare all verify that the original Matthew ended with the word of Jesus like this: 'And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in my name.' This version would match up with the one of Luke's, Mark's and John's.

    Does anyone still doubt the effects of water baptism (the word itself signifies only immersion, dipping or washing)? The proof is always manifested in the deed. In other words, every person who called upon the name of the Lord Jesus by faith in his or her baptism, has always also known the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. According to the book of Matthew, many who did not use the name of the Lord (Jesus is Lord of all) in their baptism, will told by Him that He never knew them. I will leave you with this one question. Is it really worth the risk of using a obvious man made tradition instead of the word of God, and suffer for all of eternity for it?
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Baptism 26 1 07

  1. 1. The Garment of Immortality St. Gregory of Nazianzus-Oratio 40 BAPTISM
  2. 2. What is Baptism <ul><li>Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments of the Church </li></ul><ul><li>Baptism washes away original sin through Christ and brings us back to God </li></ul><ul><li>Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God </li></ul>Source: CCC
  3. 3. Baptism in the Old Testament - Light <ul><li>Baptism is seen as Light : </li></ul><ul><li>Gen: 1:3-4 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Then God said, &quot;Let there be light,&quot; and there was light. God saw how good the light was. God then separated the light from the darkness. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Col: 1: 12-13 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>giving thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light. He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Baptism in the Old Testament - Water <ul><li>Since the beginning of the world, water has been the source of life and fruitfulness </li></ul><ul><li>God’s spirit overshadowed the waters </li></ul><ul><li>During the great flood God made a sign of Baptism that made an end of sin and new beginning of goodness </li></ul>Source: CCC
  5. 5. Baptism in the Old Testament - Passage <ul><li>Freeing the children of Abraham through the Red Sea waters from slavery is an image of the people set free in Baptism (Ex. 14: 28-30 & 1 Cor. 10: 1-6) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I do not want you to be unaware, brothers, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea , and all of them were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All ate the same spiritual food, and all drank the same spiritual drink, for they drank from a spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was the Christ. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Baptism of Jesus Christ <ul><li>Jesus Himself begins His public ministry after having Himself Baptised by St. John the Baptist in the River Jordan </li></ul>Source: CCC
  7. 7. The Commandment to Baptize <ul><li>After His resurrection Jesus commanded His apostles : </li></ul><ul><li>“ Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” </li></ul>Source: CCC (Mtt. 28:19-20)
  8. 8. The Necessity for Baptism <ul><li>Jesus Himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Truly, I say to you: Unless one is born again of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God” Jn 3:5. </li></ul></ul>Source: CCC
  9. 9. The Grace of Baptism <ul><li>By Baptism all sins are forgiven </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Original sin and all personal sin as well as all punishment of sin </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Baptism gives new life to the person and makes the person a member of the Body of Christ - God’s Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Having become a member of the Church, baptism puts a permanent mark (indelible sign) on the person that he belongs to Christ. This mark cannot be removed even by sin </li></ul></ul>Source: CCC
  10. 10. The Grace of Baptism <ul><li>Baptism gives sanctifying grace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanctifying Grace makes the person believe, hope in and love God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives the power to live under the gifts of the Holy Spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows to grow in moral virtues </li></ul></ul>Source: CCC
  11. 11. Faith <ul><li>Baptism gives faith </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The faith received by the infant is not a perfect and mature faith </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For all baptised, infants or adults, faith must grow after baptism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The faith grows when the baptismal promises are renewed at Easter time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents, Godparents and the Church community play an important role in helping the baptized person’s faith to grow </li></ul></ul>Source: CCC
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Sign of the Cross </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This sign marks with the imprint of Christ the one who is going to belong to Him and signifies the grace of redemption Christ won for us by His cross </li></ul></ul>The Rites of Baptism Source: CCC
  13. 13. The Rites of Baptism <ul><li>The Word of God is proclaimed to enlighten the revealed truth and gets the response of faith from the assembly </li></ul>Source: CCC
  14. 14. The Rites of Baptism <ul><li>Baptism signifies liberation from sin and the instigator of sin, the devil. Exorcism is performed and Satan is openly renounced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This exorcism will prepare the baptized to be able to confess the faith of the Church </li></ul></ul>Source: CCC
  15. 15. The Rites of Baptism <ul><li>The pouring of water on the forehead with the words “I baptise you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” brings about the effects of the sacrament </li></ul>Source: CCC
  16. 16. The Rites of Baptism <ul><li>The priest anoints the child with the oil of chrism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This anointing is a sign that the baptised person shares in the three powers/functions of Christ of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Priest </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prophet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>King </li></ul></ul></ul>Source: CCC
  17. 17. The Rites of Baptism <ul><li>Candles lighted from the paschal candle are handed over to the baptised person/parents to remind them that the light of Christ which is to be kept burning brightly </li></ul>Source: CCC
  18. 18. The Rites of Baptism <ul><li>White clothing is used to bring out the point that as children of God the baptised is supposed to keep his soul pure, clean and spotless </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The servants are supposed to be always ready and spotless for the second coming of the savior </li></ul></ul>After this I saw a great crowd…. standing before the throne of the Lamb, clothed in white… (Rev7:9) Source: Our Faith
  19. 19. Role of Parents <ul><li>Guide your children to grow in the faith Christ & the Church </li></ul><ul><li>Pray for your children & pray with them </li></ul><ul><li>Bring them to the Eucharistic celebration often </li></ul><ul><li>Make it possible for them to receive the sacraments of the Church </li></ul><ul><li>YOUR CHILDREN BELONG TO GOD YOU ARE ENTRUSTED WITH THE DUTY TO BRING THEM UP TO BE HIS TRUE DISCIPLES </li></ul>
  20. 20. Role of Parents <ul><li>An important role of parents is bringing them up as members of God’s Kingdom (a life in the New Covenant ) </li></ul><ul><li>REPENT </li></ul><ul><li>Sin </li></ul><ul><li>Death </li></ul><ul><li>Hatred </li></ul><ul><li>War </li></ul><ul><li>Injustice </li></ul><ul><li>Mammon </li></ul><ul><li>OLD COVENANT </li></ul><ul><li>BELIEVE </li></ul><ul><li>Grace </li></ul><ul><li>Life </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Justice </li></ul><ul><li>God </li></ul><ul><li>NEW COVENANT </li></ul>
  21. 21. Role of God-Parents <ul><li>Guide & assist parents in bringing up the child in God’s faith </li></ul><ul><li>Pray for your children & their parents </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage parents to bring children often to the Eucharistic Celebration </li></ul><ul><li>Be examples of Good Christian living to parents & Godchildren </li></ul><ul><li>YOU ARE ENTRUSTED WITH THE DUTY TO ASSIST THE PARENTS IN BRINGING UP THE CHILDREN TO BE CHRIST’S TRUE DISCIPLES </li></ul>
  22. 22. The Garment of Immortality St. Gregory of Nazianzus-Oratio 40 BAPTISM