The Baptism, as the Confirmation and the Eucharist are sacraments of initiation. By the baptism, we are born as new creatures, we are adopted as sons of God (Read Matthew 3:13-17; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 4:5-7, 6:15; Romans 6:3-4; Colossians 2:12; John 3:5, 17:21-23; Matthew 28:19-20; CCC 1214), it makes us “Members of the Body of Christ” (Read Ephesians 4:25; 1 Corinthians 12:13; CCC 1267) and the same baptism cleanse us from the original sin, the personal sins, and also all penalties (punishments) due to sin (Read CCC 1213,1262-1263).
Never the less, in the baptized remain certain temporary consequences from sin (suffering, sickness, death, weakness of character, etc.) as well as an “inclination to sin” that traditionally is called “concupiscence” or “fomes pecatti” and that we are called to resist with courage (Read 2 Timothy 2:5; CCC 1264).
We, the baptized, become “living stones” to build a “spiritual temple” a “holy priesthood” that, through Jesus Christ, offers “spiritual sacrifices” pleasant to God (Read 1 Peter 2:4-5) to announce the marvelous deeds from God, who called us to come out from the darkness to enter into his marvelous light (Read 1 Peter 2:9; CCC 1268).
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