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What is a Sacrament?
An Outward Sign
If at the hour of death you were tempted to despair of your salvation, you would have the tangible experience of going to confession that can reassure you of the event in which your sins were forgiven.
Instituted by Christ
Why do we baptize? Because, Jesus said to. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” -Matthew 28:19
Why do we confess our sins? Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! ‘As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’ And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”-John 20:21-23
To Confer the Grace that it Signifies
Water and Baptism. Without water there is no earthly life… Without Baptism there is no eternal life. Water is used to clean the body… in Baptism water is used to clean the soul.
NB:The power and depth of a particular Sacrament does not end with the natural analogy. Learn more about Baptism and the other Sacraments by visiting their respective pages.