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Karl Keating
"The highest and chief abomination of the pope."The phrase, describing infant baptism, is from the Schleitheim Articles, the first official...
Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Some Christians claim that Baptism is not necessary for salvation, that it is an empty ritual symbolizing the inner conversion that has already...
Are all of our sins—past, present, and future—forgiven once and for all when we become Christians? Not according to the Bible or the early...
Karl Keating
Your "Bible Christian" friends believe in baptism, but they do not believe in it as you do. Catholics understand baptism to be regenerative. It...
John Martignoni
Non-Catholics don’t care what the pope or the Catechism says. So here’s how to explain, from the Bible, Catholic teaching on original sin in...
One key Scripture reference to being "born again" or "regenerated" is John 3:5, where Jesus says, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is...
Kenneth Howell
OBJECTOR: I heard the most absurd thing the other day—a Catholic said baptism is necessary for salvation. That certainly can’t be true,...
The sacrament of confirmation is found in Bible passages such as Acts 8:14–17, 9:17, 19:6, and Hebrews 6:2, which speak of a laying on of hands...
Kenneth Howell
OBJECTOR: Last weekend I went to a wedding of a Catholic friend. When it came time for Communion, the priest invited all non-Catholics to...
For a sacrament to be valid, three things have to be present: the correct form, the correct matter, and the correct intention. With baptism,...