Receing the love of God in our baptism.
Today’s reading: Acts 7-8.
“Who should be baptized?”
Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection. Romans 6:3-5
Baptism is one of those great divides in Christianity. Infant baptism. Believer’s baptism. Sprinkling, pouring, dunking. How could something so clearly commanded by Jesus become such a source of disagreement? In brief, by 400 AD the practice of infant baptism was firmly established in the Catholic Church. Augustine codified the doctrine through his writings and established the precepts of original sin, the necessity…
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