What It Means To Be Baptized
The Centrality of Baptism
Jesus taught that Baptism was necessary for salvation. "No one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit" (Jn. 3:5). After his Resurrection, Jesus met with the eleven Apostles and gave them the commission to preach the Gospel and baptize, telling them, "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved" (Mk. 16:16).
Why is Baptism Important?
Baptism. Is it really necessary to be a Christian? Isn't it really just another ceremony? In this video, Bishop Don Hying shares the importance of being baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Based upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1213)
When a "voice from above" asks a teen why he blesses himself with holy water as he enters the chapel at his parish, he responds, "Isn't that what you are supposed to do when you enter a church?" The "voice" then takes him on a journey into his past and future to see exactly what this water means.