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Baptism Expert Group By Lochie, Peter, Elijah, Liam, Taron, Tristian and Snicker Photo example of Baptism in practice Description - Baptism provides a pathway into following Jesus - Rite of initiation most Christian denominations - “The basis of the while Christian life” (council of Florence) - Regenerates and rebirth for adherents - Absolves Original sin - Council of Florence - Differences in use of water, age and rite Principal Beliefs - Salvation - Baptism is necessary for Faith and Reconciliation, as well as entry to the Kingdom of Heaven - Water is symbolic of cleansing sin and purity - Death and Resurrection - Baptism is the practical demonstration of rebirth and new life - Divinity and Humanity - Belief, examination of the candidate and profession of faith
- Holy Trinity - Sign of the cross and baptismal rite - Candidate is infused with the holy spirit - Revelation - Through baptism, the candidate is always open to God’s revelation - Oil is symbolic of the everlasting and spiritual commitment being made Significance to the Individual and Community - Individual - Provides a sense of belonging and understanding among a common group - Initiation into the following of Christ - Fulfilling God's intention - Initial stage in becoming a Christian - Grants personal access to other important sacraments - Forgiveness of sins include original sin - Receipt of holy spirit - Necessary for salvation - Links to principal beliefs of christianity - Community - Sponsors or grandparents provide guidance and support for the individual, relating to the laying of hands in which they represent the commitment of the community for the candidate - Share and witness initiation of new christians - Sense of community in the saving action of God - With shared ceremonies the community has some responsibility - Testimony to christ enriches older members - Renewal of baptismal promises - Godparents provide guidance and supports - - Example Questions - “ Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” With specific reference to the above quotation, explain how ONE significant practice assists individuals and/or the Christian community to live a Christian life. In your response, refer to ONE of the following: • Baptism • Marriage ceremony • Saturday/Sunday worship (focus on individual)
- Topic Sentence Examples - Baptism directly builds upon the characterisation of daily living for Christian adherents through the principal beliefs and immense significance to the individual and community. Examples Eijah’s Example Essay - Intro - description Baptism is a significant practice required by all Christian adherents in living a ‘new’ Christian life. Baptism is the sacrament of initiation into Christianity as expressed at the council of Florence ‘gathering in spirit… the door that gives access to all other sacraments’. It is essential and significant for all individual adherents as well as the whole Christian community. ‘The old life has gone; a new life has begun’ demonstrates

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