The Roman Catholic Church states that only Trinitarian baptisms are valid. While it does consider other baptismal formulae to be acceptable, since they were accepted by theologians of the past, the key requirement is that the baptism must have been performed by a church which (or, a person who) believes in the Trinity.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, II, page 263: “The baptismal formula was changed from the name of Jesus Christ to the words Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by the Catholic Church in the second century.”
The Catholic holds that there are three types of baptism by which one can be saved: sacramental baptism (with water ), baptism of desire (explicit or implicit desire to be part of the Church founded by Jesus Christ), and baptism of blood (martyrdom).
In Matthew 3:14, upon meeting Jesus , John said: “I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?” However, Jesus convinces John to baptize him nonetheless.
Christians believe Jesus was baptised so that he could become like one of us. This shows his great humility. He set an example for us to follow. Jesus ‘ baptism was also an opportunity to show his authority as God confirmed he was his Son.
The idea seems to have been first proposed by William of Auxerre. Thus, for example, the matter for Baptism is water; the matter for the Eucharist is bread and wine. The form of a sacrament consists of the words by which the Sacrament is affected.
John proclaims baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin, and says another will come after him who will not baptize with water, but with the Holy Spirit. Jesus comes to John , and is baptized by him in the river Jordan. Later in the gospel there is an account of John’s death.
The transformation of water into wine at the Marriage at Cana or Wedding at Cana is the first miracle attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of John.
As soon as Jesus was baptised , he came up out of the water. Heaven was opened and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. Then a voice said from heaven, “This is my own dear son with whom I am pleased.”
Of course you can . You can be baptized a Catholic at birth, but born again as an Evangelical Protestant. That said, you will receive a second baptism .
1) The meaning of the word baptizo in Greek is essentially “dip” or “immerse,” not sprinkle , 2) The descriptions of baptisms in the New Testament suggest that people went down into the water to be immersed rather than having water brought to them in a container to be poured or sprinkled (Matthew 3:6, “in the Jordan;” 3
It is a sacrament through which the believer, through the laying on of hands and the prayer of an apostle, receives the gift of the Holy Spirit . The death out of water and spirit , which was begun in the Holy Baptism with Water, is completed through the Holy Sealing.
Many people believe that water baptism is not essential to a person’s salvation . When you examine the cases of conversion to Christ as they are recorded in the book of Acts, you will discover that baptism is that act that stood between the sinner and salvation in every case, without exception.
The proof of having been baptised in the Spirit is speaking in tongues . Speaking in tongues is the only consistent event associated with baptism in the Spirit in the various Biblical accounts of the phenomenon. “All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Although, like earlier prophets, John had an inner circle of disciples, baptism was not an admission rite into this group. It was a rite (immersion in running water) that symbolized repentance in preparation for the coming world judgment and was to be accompanied, before and afterward, by a righteous life.