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Although many groups argue over the mode and the age of baptism, all traditions agree that baptism is very important. Being baptised is important in many different ways. Baptism is very significant

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b) Although many groups argue over the mode and the age of baptism, all traditions agree that baptism is very important. Being baptised is important in many different ways. Baptism is very significant, even today. Through baptism, we can receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The gift of the Holy Spirit is a gift, helps us to make important decisions during our lives. Along with this gift we receive the gifts of courage, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, and wonder and awe in God's presence. Being baptised means that we can call on the Holy Spirit at difficult times during our lives when we need help. The Holy Spirit gives us the courage to make the right decisions throughout our lives. At infant baptism we receive this gift at a very young age which many people find important. Through the Holy Spirit, we also learn to make the right judgement and therefore decide whom we are going to marry and whom we want to be with for the rest of our lives. ...read more.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation enables us to avail of God's forgiveness at important times in our lives when we need God's healing. Another important sacrament, which we can receive after being baptised, is the Eucharist, which provides us with spiritual food, which gives us the strength we need to lead good Christian lives. Just as in baptism, we again receive the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation where we confirm the vows made by our parents and godparent when we were baptised. As I mentioned at the beginning, many Christian groups argue over the issue of baptism. Some groups e.g. argue that infant baptism is of greater significance because they believe that through infant baptism, original sin is removed. If a child dies at a young age, then most parents would find it important and comforting to know that their child is baptised and is with God. When the child is anointed, he/she will receive the strength to fight temptation. ...read more.


The most significant event during Believers baptism is "Total immersion" which I have described in part 1. They believe that being baptised, as an adult is also very significant, even today. When they get baptised they welcome God and God will be with them everyday and will help them through their life and help them to make important decisions, such as buying a house, just like in infant baptism. Baptists find it very important that they have personally invited God into their lives. Baptists find it significant that through being baptised, they have repented of their sins and their sins have been forgiven by God. Similar to Catholics, Baptists also believe that through baptism, a person becomes part of a community which look out for each other and help each other. As I have shown baptism is very important and meaningful to those who practise Infant and Believer's baptism. Being baptised halps us to live our lives in the best way possible. ...read more.

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