Monday, November 29, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Sacrament of Holy Baptism continued


Secondly. What does Baptism give or profit?

It works forgiveness of sins, delivers from death and the devil,
and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this,
as the words and promises of God declare.

Which are such words and promises of God?

Christ, our Lord, says in the last chapter of Mark:
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved;
but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Secundum. Quid praestat aut confert baptismus?

Operatur remissionem peccatorum, liberat a morte et a diabolo
et donat aeternam beatitudinem omnibus et singulis, qui credunt hoc,
quod verba et promissiones divinae pollicentur.

Quae sunt illa verba et promissiones divinae?

Ubi Dominus noster Iesus Christus dicit Marci ultimo:
Qui crediderit et baptizatus fuerit, salvus erit.
Qui vero non crediderit, condemnabitur.

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