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What happened to the 11 apostles? Where are their epistles? Who were they converting among the gentiles? According to the Great Commission, they should be baptizing them in the name of the trinity Jesus told Israel the "good news" (gospel) of the Kingdom. Matthew 4:23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the ...


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The story of Paul In Galatians 1:15-17, Paul gives us his version of his conversion: “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen [gentiles]; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them ...


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Another approach During the Liturgy of Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the LORD there is the RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES. Quoting from the DAILY ROMAN MISSAL According to the Roman Missal, Third Edition (my emphasis): When the Rite of Baptism (and Confirmation) has been completed or, if this has not taken place, after the blessing of water, ...


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Renunciation of the Devil in the Baptismal Rite is believed to be of Apostolic origin. The first explicit record of the use of this formula comes from Tertullian, where he says: "When we are going to enter the water, but a little before, in the presence of the congregation and under the hand of the president, we solemnly profess that we disown the devil, ...


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There are a number of approaches to answer this question. I chose to answer from St. Thomas Aquinas' SUMMA THEOLOGICA: The number of the sacraments (Tertia Pars, Q.65). Article 1 tackled whether there should be seven sacraments and answered Confirmation was one of the sacraments instituted by which the Holy Ghost is given to strengthen us. In Article 4. ...



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