Baptism Of The Sick : A Special Gift Of Grace

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For many years, “Anointing of the Sick” has remained one of the seven sacraments, which are sacramental symbols that are used by Christ to show his life and grace. Till this day, society continues to turn to this sacrament for the special sanctifying grace of healing and to find peace with God. Anointing of the sick is a special gift of grace that is delivered to those who are ill, injured, at old age, or near death. It dates back many centuries to the time of Christ. In fact, “Anointing of the Sick” was instituted by Christ our Lord himself when he went around the community healing those who were ill. This sacrament provides a special grace for ill persons so that it may bring about strength and comfort to the body and soul; relieving them of fear or anxiety. Going forward, people need to continue to spread the Word of God so that peace may be found. Together with medical treatments, prayer and anointment, a person can be forgiven of all sins and leave this world ready to enter the kingdom of God.
The Anointing of the Sick began with Christ and dates back many centuries to time when Christ physically walked this earth. In the past, Anointing of the Sick was also known as the Last Rites and Extreme Unction. Hence, which is why only people who were extremely ill to the point of dying, could receive this sacrament. Christ our Lord, through God, had the healing power to help those who were ill, at old age or dying. He only had to speak a few words of healing to…
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