The Catechism, Or, Christian Doctrine; By Way of Question and Answer Drawn Chiefly from the Express Word of God and Other Pure Sources

The Catechism, Or, Christian Doctrine; By Way of Question and Answer Drawn Chiefly from the Express Word of God and Other Pure Sources

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...S. Mat. 7. 6; 1 Cor. 11. 28. THE FIRST LESSON. Of Baptism. Q. What is Baptism? A. It is a Sacrament which cleanseth us from original sin, and makes us children of God and of the Church. S. Mat 28. 19; Tit. 3. 5, 6. Q. Does not Baptism cleanse one from other sins besides original sin? A. It cleanses every one from all the sins he committed before he received Baptism, and from the punishment due to sin, provided he duly prepare himself; and it infuses many graces and virtues into the soul. Rom. 8. 1, 2. Q. Is Baptism necessary? A. It is, undoubtedly; for without Baptism, or the desire thereof, together with the fervent love of God, nobody can be saved, unless he be a martyr, who is baptized in his own blood. S. Jo. 3. 5; Cone. Trid. Sese. 7; Can 4 of the Sacram. in gener. Can 5 of Bapt. Q. Can every body confer the Sacrament of Baptism? A. Yes, in time of need only, and when a priest cannot be had; but it is not permitted to a woman to baptize in the presence of a man, nor to a layman in the presence of a clergyman, &c. Q. What is requisite for the conferring of Baptism? A. It is necessary that one should have the intention of conferring it in earnest, and that he should sprinkle natural water on the head (if possible) of the person to be baptized, pronounc ing these words: I baptize thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. S. Mat. 28. 19. Q. Is it lawful to receive Baptism twice? A. No, it is not lawful to receive it upon any account more than once; because it imprints a spiritual character in the soul, which shall never be blotted out. Heb. 6. 4, 5, 6; 2 Cor. 1. 22. Q. What is required of him who has a mind to receive Baptism? A. It is required of him, and he promises to God, to renounce the devil, his...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652479
  • 9781236652478