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The Scriptures clearly answer this question in Colossians 3:17 KJV. "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him". I would think that deeds and word includes the act of baptism.


By St Thomas's time, infant baptism would have been the norm for many centuries. However, confirmation has always had to fight for survival, in that it is not necessary for salvation and therefore once it was separated from baptism it was hard to get people to bring their children of any age to receive it on the rare occasions when the bishop happened to be ...


The question is overly broad and needs to be taken sacrament by sacrament. The question asked specifically about three sacraments: baptism, eucharist, and marriage. The Catholic Church recognizes any baptism performed according to the church's teachings on baptism, no matter who performs it. From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: V. WHO CAN BAPTIZE? ...


The short answer is that the Jewish religion didn't have sacraments, it had sacrifices and laws and blessings and festivals. The longer answer is specific to Augustine, who was considering each OT law as a type of Christ, and in that way a sacrament. The Jews counted 613 laws, and of course sacrifices and blessings and festivals count on top of that, so ...

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