- April 6, 2006 at 11:21 pm #1195
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua), and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from SIN and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word.”
[color=red:funxzf4m]My question is when we are baptised and freed of all SIN’S(which must include vernial sin’s)which we are born with,once we are cleared of them through baptism is it true we have to only worry about are earthly sins throughout our life? [/size][/img][/color:funxzf4m]April 7, 2006 at 1:56 am #5935
I’ve never heard that we are born with venial sins.April 7, 2006 at 3:29 am #5940
The only sin you are born with is original sin, and that is a sin contracted, not committed.
But yes, when you are baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, you are cleansed of original sin and all sins, mortal and venial, you have committed up to that point. After that, you have confession.
Some of the early fathers, particularly Tertullian, suggested that converts delay their baptisms until later in life (even as late as on their deathbed) in order to ensure a clean soul at the time of death.
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