The Elements Of Symbolism : The Importance Of Baptism

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Water is an element that symbolizes many things two of those things are: life and death. Water that springs up the earth symbolizes life and the water of the sea symbolizes death.
Baptism is a gift and grace from God that does not need to be earned or “depend on human merit” (Dailey, The Sacraments). Through baptism Jesus’ words are fulfilled; he says that “no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit” (John 3:5). Christ was also baptised; He was baptized by St John the Baptist in the Jordan River. In the Sacrament of Baptism, you will see symbolism, tradition, and a series of process taken in order to receive the sacrament according to the individual's circumstances.
Baptism is the central foundation of Christianity and it is also the the Sacrament that opens your life to the other Sacraments. To baptize means to “plunge” into the water or to “immerse”. The sacrament of baptism in the first centuries was celebrated a bit differently. Baptism was not celebrated until after an extensive time of preparation A catechumen is someone who is about to be baptized. When a catechumen is immersed into the water is symbolizes the burial of the catechumen into Jesus Christ's death and the rebirth of the catechumen as the child of God, follower of Christ and member of the Church. Hence, the Sacrament of Baptism is also called the renewal by the Holy Spirit as well as the enlightenment. The reason why baptism is called the renewal by the holy spirit is
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