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What is meant by Baptization of a New Born Baby?

Date: 16 May 2016   Posted By: neelam joshi     Group: Religion    Category: Christianity   

Whenever I watch any old Hollywood movie I have seen a new born baby getting baptized by the priest or Father in the church. But I don't understand what does this ritual signify?
Does every christan child get baptized? What is the holy water used in the process?
Is it something like "janue-sanskar" on Hindus?
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Author: Krishna Teja Yeluripati    20 May 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 1  (Rs 1)    Voting Score: 0

Baptized Christians are some what similar to Brahmin Hindus. Brahmins follow some rules and regulations like do not eat non vegetarian food, do not drink alcohol etc,. but other Hindus do drink alcohol and eat non vegetarian food. Baptized Christians follow rules like do not commit suicide (I saw this in a movie) etc,. Also, all Christians are not Baptized.
Hope you got what you need and I don't mean any biasing based on cast here.

Author: Juana    23 May 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 6  (Rs 6)    Voting Score: 0

Baptism of infants is a practice prevalent primarily in the Catholic Church, though it is not essential that a child is baptized right after birth. However, most Catholic parents do choose to baptize their children, within the first few weeks of birth, to bring them into the fold of the Catholic Church. Baptism is the first of the 7 Sacraments that Catholics receive.

The main purpose of the Sacrament is the removal of 'original sin'. The original sin is a sin that we are born with, at birth. It is a sin committed by Adam and Eve, when they disobeyed God's command and ate of the Tree of Knowledge. This event is referred to as 'The Fall of Man', in Christianity. In his disobedience Adam fell from God's grace and was shunted out of the Garden of Eden. It was the first sin which we inherit.

The Christian faith believes that baptism absolves us of this sin and welcomes us into the church. In being baptized an individual becomes Christian. A child is also named during this ritual and his name and birth records are maintained in the Church where the baptism takes place.

In the past, the baptism certificate was treated as a birth certificate, since the date of birth and the name of the parents are mentioned in the baptism certificate and baptismal records maintained in the parish.

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