Catechism and Baptism

By Sis. Sandy w/Tracy

Comparison between "Catechism of the Catholic Church"
(published in 1995 by Doubleday, 1540 Broadway, New York, New York 10036)
and the Bible -- the Authorized King James Version of 1611

RCC Catechism
Baptism necessary for salvation

"The Lord himself affirms that Baptism is necessary for salvation." (Pg. 352, #1257)

"The Church does not know of any other means other than Baptism that assures entry into eternal beatitude..." (Pg. 352, #1257)

"The faithful are born anew by Baptism.."(Pg. 341, #1212).

Jesus necessary for salvation

For mine eyes have seen thy salvation.. (Simeon speaking of Jesus)
--Luke 2:30

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
--Acts 4:12

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth...
-- Romans 1:16

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ...
--I Thessalonians 5:9

...obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
--2 Timothy 2:10

...the holy scriptures,...are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
--2 Timothy 3:15

For it became him...to make the captain of their salvation [Jesus] perfect through sufferings.
-- Heb 2:10

And being made perfect, he [Jesus] became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;
-- Heb 5:9

RCC Catechism
Baptism cleanses us from sin

Baptism not only purifies from all sins, but also makes the neophyte 'a new creature,'an adopted son of God, who has become a 'partaker of the divine nature,' member of Christ and co-heir with him, and a temple of the Holy Spirit." (Pg.354, #1265)

"By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin." (Pg. 353, #1263. see also pg. 279, #985).

"Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, and are incorporated into the Church..." (Pg. 342, #1213).

Blood of Jesus cleanses us from sin

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins..."
--Ephesians 1:7

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins
--Colossians 1:14

...the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
--1 John 1:7

Whom [Jesus] God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past...
--Romans 3:25

...without shedding of blood is no remission.
--Hebrews 9:22

Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.
--Hebrews 10:18

RCC Catechism

Sealed by water baptism

"Baptism indeed is the seal of eternal life." (Pg.356, #1274)

Sealed by the Holy Ghost

"..in whom also after that ye believed, YE WERE SEALED with that HOLY SPIRIT of promise."
--Ephesians 1:13

To Think About...

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