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6 Rituals In Christianity

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  1. Jennifer Rogers

    Jennifer Rogers Active Member

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    Every religion is understood as a belief system that serves faith and is the basis for regulating human behavior, presupposes a set of practices or rituals, practiced by those who profess it, to strengthen it. Next, the Christian rites are performed. Some of you are new to Christian rituals. So what are the typical 6 rituals of a Christian? Learn about these rituals with me.

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    1. Baptism
    One of the most popular rites of Christianity is baptism, where a child from a creature of God becomes a child of God; Through this rite, the person is initiated into the Christian faith. This ritual should be performed in the first months of a child's life. However, at any stage of life, if desired, this sacrament can be accessed.

    This rite was used as a symbol of the cleansing of sins as well as of the believer's union with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. For Christians, pouring or washing with water implies being cleansed of their sins, while the rite of immersion in water is symbolic of the cleansing of sins and co-burial with Christ. Celebrating Baptism in public is a statement of an individual's faith, and demonstrates his or her union with Christ in the covenant with God.

    2. Submition
    This constitutes in Christian rites, the second step of assimilation into a Christian vocation, the time when young people between the ages of 12 and 16 reaffirm their intention to adopt Catholicism as a virtue. believe in meng. It is said that here in this ritual the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, becomes important. This ritual strengthens the faith of the initiate.

    3. Atonement
    Repentance, also known as confession, is a practice through which parishioners express repentance for having sinned, either by omission, thought, or deed. Confession stirs divine grace in the believer and this becomes a shield against all evil, keeping him away from sin.

    4. Eucharist
    This ritual procedure, through which the devotee receives the body and blood of Christ, is achieved by eating the consecrated host and wine. Ritual also known as Communion or consecration to God, is the place where individuals receive God's grace against the sins that beset them, whether they are unjust or not.

    5. Marriage
    In this rite, man and woman unite under the protective mantle of God's grace, to have children, educate them, help each other and help each other. Marriage represents a test of fidelity and loyalty between husband and wife, simulating God the Father's love for mankind.

    6. The Sacrament of Order
    This procedure in Christian rites allows for the union of those who wish to be full-time servants of God, i.e. they become ministers of worship, they become instruments, instrument, or channel that serves as communication between God the Father and the rest of mankind. The Sacrament of Holy Orders is administered on three levels: the Bishop, the Presbyterate, and the Diaconate.

    For bishops: at this level, the aim is to train the main evangelizer (Bishop) who must have a deep knowledge of the Christian religious liturgy, as this role emulates that of the Holy Apostles. For the Head: at this level, priests are involved, as collaborators of the bishops, as they must risk the sacraments of the church, and teach for sanctification.

    These church officials often prefer to stay with the poorest, most needy people of the parish, if this is the case, they are also called vicars. As for the Diaconate level, it seeks to guide people to collaborate in the work of Bishops and Priests, for example in the performance of marriages, baptisms, and funerals, among others.
     
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    farouk Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Jennifer Rogers Strictly speaking, from a Biblical perspective, baptism of believers (Acts 2.41) and the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11.26) are ordinances for all believers, but the others are not. (Baptismal regeneration, although a popular religious idea, is not actually Scriptural at all; salvation is by grace, though faith, not of works - Ephesians 2.8-9).
     
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    Oh! Thanks for your answer :)
     
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    Bible Christianity does not speak of rites and rituals, and those words do not occur in the King James Bible. There are just two Christian "ordinances" -- baptism and the Lord's Supper (1 Cor 11:2 and the context is the Lord's Supper). Both are commandments of Christ and both have deep spiritual meaning. As ordinances they are the teachings Christ handed down to the apostles, who "handed them down" to Christians. That is the meaning of paradosis.

    Ritualism pertains to external religious observances, which may or may not have any deep impact or meaning to those practicing them. This is generally in connection with non-Christian religions.
     
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    Thank you for your comment. I will remember it.
     
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    Right from the get go I am seeing something very 'unchristian'......this is NOT a depiction of any part of original Christianity...it is an image of what the church morphed into much later.....something large and imposing, cold and very impersonal. Christ never advocated anything like this.
    Is this a promotion of Roman Catholicism Jennifer? If not, then what?

    If you are a new Christian why not start at the beginning and you will see why all the things you wrote about, are not about rituals that Jesus promoted at all. There were no rituals in first century Christianity. The church was not the building but the congregation, who met in rather modest buildings for Bible education and training for the principle work that Jesus advocated....the preaching of the "good news of God's Kingdom", making disciples and teaching them what Christ taught, not what men taught. (Matthew 28:19-20)

    There were no repetitive prayers, no liturgy, no rosary beads or crucifixes, no confessional, no clergy, (no priests or nuns) no statuary, no infant baptisms, no impressive cathedrals, no identifying garments or head wear, no holy water, no incense, no high sounding titles or rank in the congregations. All were to be brothers equally. Positions of service carried responsibility not promotion or commanded subservience.

    I am sad to see that this is what you have been led to believe is Christianity.....it does not resemble anything Jesus said or did. Judaism had some of those 'trappings' but they were not continued after the death of Christ because he instituted a new covenant, replacing the old one completely.

    The Christians drew away from Judaism, and were mainly focused on the work that Jesus gave them to carry on after his death and resurrection. This involved an education in the scriptures and a training for what all Christians should be doing....preaching about God's Kingdom. One must first know what the Kingdom is so that they can share that truth with others. (2 Timothy 4:1-5)

    So perhaps you should ask those who are instructing you ...."What is the Kingdom of God and what will it do for us?"
    Since Jesus taught us to pray for God's Kingdom to "come"...how does it "come" and when.....?

    Can you share their conclusions with us?
     
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    I think a new Christian might be a bit confused by this. Some of the terminology is inaccurate.

    "Submission" and "atonement" are not rituals, though "Confirmation" is and "Confession" can be.

    "Submission" is what I would call conversion. That is when the Holy Spirit is given to us. But conversion takes many different forms, and often (usually?) happens in private. In the New Testament, baptism follows conversion (as quickly as possible).

    Atonement is something that God has done for us! Something that we commemorate in the Eucharist/Communion.
     
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    I'm still in the process of researching so there are many shortcomings. Could you please tell me more about other rituals? Thank you!
     
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    Yes, thanks for the reminder. I will pay attention to avoid mistakes later.
     
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    I thought there are 7 sacraments!

    number of perfection
     
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    Baptism: (initiation into the covenant)
    Mk 16:16 Jn 3:5
    1 Corinthians 12:13
    For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

    The Eucharist: (holy communion)
    Mt 26:26-39 Jn 6:51-58 1 Cor 11:23-25

    Confession of sins:
    Jn 20:23 / 1 Jn 1:9 / 2 cor 5:18
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    Confirmation
    Lk 22:32 acts 8:14-17
    acts 14:22

    Marriage:
    Matt 19:4-6

    Holy orders: (priesthood)
    Jesus Christ continues HIS ministry in His new covenant church thru His priesthood in Peter, the apostles, and their successors with the same mission, power, and authority!
    Mt 10:1-8 Mt 16:18 Mt 28:19 Lk 10:16 Jn 8:32 Jn 13:20 Jn 15:5 Jn 16:13
    Jn 20:21-22 acts 1:17 acts 6:4 acts 8:26
    2 Cor 5:18 1 Tim 4:14 Eph 2:20

    Extreme unction: (anointing with oil)
    1 Tim 4:14 James 5:14

    The one, holy, catholic, (universal) and apostolic church founded by Jesus Christ on Peter and the apostles!
     
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    JohnPaul Soldier of Jehovah and Christ

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    Rituals are Satanic and not worship of God the Father Jehovah and his only begotten son Jesus Christ.
     
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    Human life is a ritual. I get up and make my bed every morning.:)
     
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    JohnPaul Soldier of Jehovah and Christ

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    You mean routine.
     
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    sure sounds satanic to me!

    a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a prescribed order.

    such as the Passover!
     
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    The ritual is routine. Yes
     
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    If baptism is a statement of a Christian's faith., then why should an infant be baptized?

    This one always did confuse me, I had my children sprinkled (not baptized) but it was me making an open proffession to the church I would raise my kids knowing God

    finally. Question, where does holy spirit baptism come in? As this is the true baptism that matters..
    Where does this originate? I do not see anything of this in scripture. Just asking because in all my studies I have never seen it..

    Atonement in scripture is accomplished by the spilling of blood. Can you please explain how this sacrament makes atonement for sin?
    this one confuses me,

    Jesus said in John 6, whoever eats will never die, live forever, never hunger or thirst, they will live forever and be raised on the last day. And they HAVE eternal life.. He called it the food which endured forever. as apposed to food you eat continuously.
    this looks like something all believers should do. Our main goal in life is to serve God and the church and the people in the body an outside the body.

    Why is this something special only here? that confuses me also.
     
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    Infant Baptism

    Acts 2:38-39 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

    Promise is to you’re children! Vs 39

    This promise made in ez 36
    A promise from God is a sacred oath, and a sacred oath is a sacrament!

    Ez 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you.

    26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

    27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

    Jn 3:5 born again by water and the spirit.

    Acts 16:15 entire household baptized

    Ez 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness.

    (It does not say accept infants!)

    Baptism is the Christian initiation sacrament of the new covenant for all men. Matt 28:19 Jn 1:29 Jn 3:16

    1 Corinthians 12:13
    For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. (It does not say except infants!) (but it does say “all”)!

    Lk 1:10-11 all people including infants

    Thee faith is required for baptism.
    Mk 16:16 acts 8:36-38

    If it’s not possible (as in the case of infants) it’s not required.

    But the promise of the parents to raise and educate the child in the faith is required, then the child is confirmed in thee faith at the age of reason.

    Repentance is required for baptism. Acts 2:38

    If there is no personal sin to repent of (as in the case of infants) then it’s not required.

    For two thousand years the church founded by Christ on Peter and the apostles has always baptized infants!
     
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    I think this is why many point out that Christianity is not a religion. Nor is it a "belief system" as such, more, its the restoration of relationship with our Creator.

    Much love!
     
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    6 Rituals In Christianity
    1... get up in the morning.....important move
    2... go through the ablutions....without them, its a bit grubby
    3... think about
    oneself, ie breakfast
    4... think some more about oneself and ones rightness, ie 'religious' debate and self justification.
    5... show the world how wrong they are.....particularly 'christians' .....their wayward path.
    6... reinforce ones rightness....if possible in all thoughts.....and prayers.

    7... never give an honest thought to how God might feel about all the self absorption.
     
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