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Question(s) about Catholics, baptisms and Jesus' death.

#1toxicpiePosted 12/30/2012 10:43:14 AM
So, I'm Catholic (so I really should know this =\) and I was talking to my JW friend about the Inherited Sin. He said Jesus died for us so we were RID of it, and they get baptised to prove their devotion to Jehovah.
I asked my mum why Catholics get baptised and she told me that THAT gets rid of the Sin. So if Jesus didn't die for that, what do Catholics believe Jesus died for???

I know this is really thick; not knowing the most important part of my own religion, sorry. =[
Thanks for the info. =}
#2LastManStandingPosted 12/30/2012 11:45:53 AM
Baptism gets you rid off original sin as a baby.
If a person gets baptized as adult all his sins are wiped clean, no need for confession.
Christ died for your sins, so you won't go to hell if you believe it, but you still have to confess. Confession prepares you for judgment day.
Yes I am Catholic
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#3SilviiroPosted 12/30/2012 11:49:56 AM
If you're up for a read, the Catholic Encyclopedia is an excellent resource for information on Catholicism. The article on Baptism is at:

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02258b.htm
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#4PsykoMagePosted 12/30/2012 10:05:47 PM
Jesus died to open up the Gates of Heaven so that we have the possibility of getting there when we die. You get baptized in order to get rid of original sin, which helps you to get to Heaven.
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