Flashcards in Baptism Deck (8)
what is the common symbol used during baptism?
water symbolising new birth
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
In what denominations is immersion common?
baptists and pentecostals
is baptism by an ordinary believer acceptable?
yes, especially in extreme circumstances such as where death may be imminent
which three christian beliefs springs forth from baptism?
-death and resurrection of jesus
-the holy trinity
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
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