Day 1 Baptism Prefigured in the Old Testament
1.) What three things will we discuss in this unit?
2.) Why is Baptism the basis and foundation of the Christian life?
3.) What does it mean to prefigure something?
4.) How does the story of Noah and the ark prefigure Baptism?
5.) How is Noah’s ark a type or prefigurement of the Church?
6.) How does the crossing of the Red Sea prefigure Baptism?
7.) How did the Chosen People crossing the River Jordan also prefigure Baptism?
8.) What is the origin of the word “Baptize”? What is the connection between “baptizein” and the Hebrew word “tabal”?
9.) What does it mean to say that water’s use in ritualistic practice allows the symbolic physical action to transcend into metaphysical reality?
1.) What were the two daily practices of the Essences? What did St. John the Baptist have in common with the Essences?
2.) How was his Baptism different from the Baptism of Christ?
3.) How were the Blood and water, which flowed from the side of Christ on the Cross, types of the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Baptism?
4.) Where and when did Christ institute the sacrament of Baptism?
5.) What words did Jesus use to institute the Sacrament of Baptism?
6.) What is justification?
7.) What is ex opera operato, and how does it apply to Baptism?
8.) Why can Baptism be received only once?
9.) What are the nine names for Baptism?
10.) What are the 13 effects of Baptism?
TONIGHT NO PODCAST!!!
(For Thursday and Friday)
No Podcast tonight, study the list of 9 names and the list of 13 gifts/effects of Baptism. We will be using them in class. I want to give you more time to understand these concepts.
(Sorry for the delay, had some technical problems)
1.) Define Sin.
2.) What is Original sin, what are the effects it has on us and how does Baptism help?
3.) What are immersion and affusion?
4.) What is the form of Baptism?
5.) Who is the ordinary minister? Who can administer in emergency?
6.) What responsibilities do the parents of the Baptized infant freely accept?
7.) Why is the Christian home a domestic church
8.) What are the five petitions during the ceremony?
9.) Why can a non-Catholic not be a godparent?
10.) Try and list the 10 things that happen during the ceremony.
**Note, take out number 25, 26 and 44 from the study guide. We did not cover it, and we will not have it on the test**
1.) What is the basic vocation of every Christian?
2.) What does it mean to say that Baptism is a Sacrament of Faith?
3.) In the case of children not capable of explicitly expressing their faith or of requesting Baptism, who makes the Profession of Faith?
4.) How old is the practice of infant Baptism?
5.) Why is infant Baptism the right of a parent?
6.) What does it mean when the Church teaches that baptism is necessary to be saved?
7.) Why is it not unreasonable to require Baptism for those who have heard the Gospel and understand that it is necessary for salvation?
8.) What does it mean that the Church is bound to the Sacraments but God is not?
9.) What is the Baptism of desire?
10.) What is the Baptism of Blood?
Reading assignment: (Due the day of the test)
I am providing you with three testimonies from the early Church in regards to Baptism. I want you to outline each of these three testimonies and tell me what is their teaching on Baptism. Your response should include all vital facts and outline the argument presented.
St. Gregory of Nazianzus
--"Baptism is God's most beautiful and magnificent gift. We call it gift, grace, anointing, enlightenment, garment of immortality, bath of rebirth, seal and most precious gift. It is called gift because it is conferred on those who bring nothing of their own, grace since it is given even to those who are guilty, Baptism because sin is buried in the water, anointing for it is priestly and royal as are those who are anointed, enlightenment because it radiates light, clothing since it veils our shame, bath because it washes and seal as it is our guard and the sign of God's Lordship.
St. Justin Martyr
--As many as are persuaded and believe that Christians teach and say is true, and undertake to be able to live accordingly are brought by us where there is water, and are regenerated in the same manner in which we were ourselves regenerated. For, in the name of God, the Father and the Lord of the universe, and of our Savior Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, they then receive the washing with water. For Christ also said, "Except you be born again, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."
St. Ignatius of Antioch
--If there is one God of the universe, the Father of Christ, "of whom are all things"; and one Lord Jesus Christ, our Lord, "by whom are all things": and also one Holy Spirit, who wrought in Moses, and in the prophets and apostles; and also one baptism, which is administered that we should have fellowship with the death of the Lord; and also one elect Church; there ought likewise to be but one faith in respect to Christ. For "there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is through all, and in all."