The Sacrament of Holy Baptism
As the head of the family should teach it in all simplicity to his household
First. What is Baptism?
Baptism is not simple water only, but it is the water comprehended in God’s command and connected with God's Word.
Which is that Word of God?
Christ, our Lord, says in the last chapter of Matthew:
Go ye and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
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Primum. Quid est baptismus?
Baptismus non est simpliciter aqua, sed est aqua divino mandato comprehensa et verbo Dei obsignata.
Quod est illud verbum Dei?
Ubi Dominus noster Iesus Christus dicit Matthaei ultimo:
Euntes docete omnes gentes, baptizantes eos in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti.