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1

what is the common symbol used during baptism?

water symbolising new birth

2

what are the three basic forms of baptism?

-the sprinkling of water on the head, which is called aspersion

-the submersion of the entire body in water, which is called immersion

-affusion, which involves water being poured over the head

3

In what denominations is immersion common?

baptists and pentecostals

4

is baptism by an ordinary believer acceptable?

yes, especially in extreme circumstances such as where death may be imminent

5

which three christian beliefs springs forth from baptism?

-death and resurrection of jesus
-salvation
-the holy trinity

6

how is the belief of the death and resurrection shown in baptism?

water representing the death of the old sinful self and rebirth into a new life as an adherent of Jesus Christ. essentially it represents death and burial.

emerging from the water represents the new life that has sprung as a result of the believer becoming a christian

7

how do catholics view baptism?

they view it as an essential sacrament. they identify the act as a process used by god as a means to communicate grace and to distinguish between the protesetant variants who do not see it necessary in order to reciece God's grace and be saved

8

what symbols are present during a catholic baptism?

-consecrated perfume oil
-white garment worn to symbolise purity and he chilrd being reborn in christ
-candle is lit to signify that the child has been enlightened by Christ who is the light of the world