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Christian parents want their newborn baby to be baptised to be a member of the Christian family.

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Iain Keay 10L Baptising Babies AO1 Christian parents want their newborn baby to be baptised to be a member of the Christian family. The parents make the choice to baptise the child on the child's behalf so they promise to raise the child with Christian values and morels. But later on in life when the child becomes a teenager they are asked to back their baptism up with their own personal commitment to the church and to God by been Confirmed. Believer's baptism is for those able to show a personal commitment to Christ. ...read more.

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The sin that is washed away during adult baptism is more personal sin for example things that the person themselves have committed. Oil in Catholic baptism is used to anoint the child (Chrism Oil). This shows that God has chosen this person for a special and unique life. Oil can strengthen and heal people this shows that the church will help and support the person through their life and life's problems. Usually in Infant and Adult baptism the person will wear a white garment. ...read more.

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During the Sacrament of baptism words and gestures are used. Baptism is the first Sacrament of the Christian church and so it is a very happy religious moment. Baptism is not only important to the family of the Infant it is also important to all the members of the parish as it serves as a reminder of their own baptismal promises and they are asked to renew them during the baptism of others into the Christian faith. In conclusion believers baptism is a personal commitment on by the person, where as Infant baptism is a commitment more on the parents and god-parents behalf to raise the child so later on in life the child will go on to be confirmed. ...read more.

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