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John's was a baptism of repentance. It was a cleaning of the body, according to the Law that commanded those who were unclean to "wash with water". This is not the same baptism as that in Christ since the Apostles baptized in the name of Christ those who had already received John's baptism in Acts 19.


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Yes, this was the practice, nude baptism, up to the 4th century. Christian baptism was modeled after Jewish Mikvah baptism, which was nude immersion. This best symbolizes the new birth through Christian baptism.Nudity is not shameful, as long as it is not exploited or sexualized.


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First off... the practice of infant baptism as a Christian principle can be likened in the OT where infant males were circumcised. Baptism with water and circumcision are outward sings of joining into the outward kingdom of God, only. Such is a profession necessary to join a congrgation and has no eternal benefit. This is easy enough to look up in your ...


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In the Catholic Church, there are indeed a very few cases in which priests are required to delay, not withhold, the Sacrament of Baptism; illegitimacy is not one of them. Catholicism considers baptism necessary for salvation: The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation. [citing John 3:5] He also commands his disciples to proclaim ...



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