Argumentative Essay On Life After Baptism

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After becoming baptized, you become members of the Body of Christ and also new members in the Catholic faith. However, the journey in the faith does not end there. Even years after baptism, it is important to strive to grow and learn more about the religion along with all the amazing things it has to offer. It is necessary to be baptized in order to receive the Holy Spirit during the sacrament of Confirmation, the Holy Spirit then makes us ‘strong and perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ’(Catholic Encyclopedia).
Once Catholics reach an age of reason they are allowed to receive certain sacraments. Age of reason is knowing the difference between what is right and what is wrong. When around the age of reason, it is allowed for Catholics to receive Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation, in order to be prepared for Confirmation. Confirmation enriches the baptized ‘with the strength of the Holy Spirit so that they can better witness to Christ in word and deed’ (Confirmation). An appropriate quote to add; “Confirmation is to baptism what growth is to generation. Now it is clear that a man cannot advance to a perfect age unless he has first been born; in like manner, unless he has first been baptized he cannot receive the Sacrament of Confirmation”
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The saint chosen should have a significant meaning to serve as a role model in the young life of the newly confirmed. When receiving a saint’s name at Confirmation it is associated with a change of life, a new beginning. When taking the saint name, the recipient is asking the Lord to change them. Obviously, we are asking for a better change in their life. For example, “when Saul had a great conversion, the risen Lord gave him the name Paul. “ (Confirmation) Another example, “When Jesus told Simon that his new name was now Peter it was because his role was changing and he was going to be asked to take on a role of leadership.”

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