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The Code of Canon Law for the Latin Rite Catholic Church states that there may be one or two sponsors for the sacrament of baptism. However, if there are two sponsors, one must be male and the other must be female. Thus two sponsors of the same sex is not permitted according to the laws of the Church. Can. 873 There is to be only one male sponsor or one ...


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Abraham's Circumcision First of all, we must differentiate between Abraham's circumcision and the circumcision of the covenant that applied to Abraham's descendants and household. They are still the same circumcision, but Abraham is a unique case because he was the first to receive it. Colossians and the answer you quote are speaking of Abraham's ...


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Justin Martyr wrote a chapter (LXI) on Christian baptism in his First Apology, written sometime in the 2nd century: I will also relate the manner in which we dedicated ourselves to God when we had been made new through Christ; lest, if we omit this, we seem to be unfair in the explanation we are making. As many as are persuaded and believe that ...


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The command to baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost was given only at the ascension of Jesus. Before the ascension, there is no indication that there was a name used at all. John just said,"Repent and be baptised for the time is at hand". So John did not baptize using any name. John's baptism is called "baptism of repentance" in Acts 19. ...



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