You would, if your Catholic training has been adequate. This doctrine is set forth clearly by the Council of Trent. It is owing to the Church's belief in this necessity of baptism as a means to salvation that, as was already noted by St. Nothing whatever will delay their entrance into heaven. The doctrines also of the universality of original sin and of the all-comprehending atonement of Christ are stated so plainly and absolutely in Scripture as to leave no solid reason for denying that infants are included as well as adults.
Once he dies, how could health or worldly success matter at all if this person has missed out on the one thing for which he was made—eternal union with God? It is also pointed out that the circumstances under which St. There has been a theological controversy over the question as to whether baptism in the name of Christ only was ever held valid. Bonaventure places it as a medium between the Old and New Dispensations. It means by votum an act of perfect charity or contrition , including, at least implicitly, the will to do all things necessary for salvation and thus especially to receive baptism. Augustine On Baptism 6. If parents are unreasonably obstinate, the priest may add a saint's name to the one insisted upon.
But we do not lose the baptismal character, by which the soul has been forever transformed. Her opinion is well voiced by St. As a result, many have lapsed into either Zwinglianism or a kind of default anti-paedobaptism, because these seem easier to understand and feel most distant from Roman Catholicism. Then they are led by us to where there is water. The idea that baptism automatically produces a spiritual new birth is a problem within a particular conception of salvation. To suppose that the first pastors of the Church received the other sacraments by dispensation , before they had received baptism, is an opinion with no foundation in Scripture or Tradition and devoid of verisimilitude. The matter of this sacrament is true and natural water ; and it is indifferent whether it be cold or hot.
As far as the term "sanctified" is concerned, it can, at most, mean that the believing husband or wife may convert the unbelieving party and thus become an occasion of their sanctification. It mentions the Roman abuses of the elements of bread and wine in the Supper, which were processed around and exposed in a monstrance a fancifully designed vessel, often in a circular or sunburst shape, used to display relics or consecrated elements for the adoration of the faithful. Remission of temporal punishment Baptism not only washes away sin , it also remits the punishment of sin. The necessity of baptism has been called in question by some of the Reformers or their immediate forerunners. As theologians have pointed out, this is a confusion between the visible and the invisible manifestation of the Holy Spirit. For, from the Epistle of the Hebrews 6: