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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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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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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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According to Pope Benedict XV's encyclical Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum, a Christian is a Catholic who holds the faith in its entirety: … Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: "This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be ...


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It appears that the simple answer is that because the Salvation Army does not view baptism or communion as requirements of salvation, they are not practiced at all. This stance, however does not constitute disapproval of sacraments: The Salvation Army has never said it is wrong to use sacraments, nor does it deny that other Christians receive grace from ...



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