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Default Why does water baptism take away Original Sin?

This is not said in the bible. Yes, I come from a protestant background and no, I'm not trying to pull the sola scripture on anyone.

Many of the traditions that are in the church were handed down by tradition which are not in the bible and yet I have come to accept them. So please, understand that I'm not trying to be difficult.

In the bible, baptism is talked about quite a lot, but I don't remember anywhere it saying that it takes away original sin. I was just wondering how the CC came to this belief. Thanks for your time.
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Default Re: Why does water baptism take away Original Sin?

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_cs...s2c1p7.htm#III

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Old Mar 28, '11, 10:38 am
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Awesome. Thanks for the links. Answered my questions.

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On a side note, but relating, people used to wait until they were older to get baptized. It was risky, but the idea was that one could be forgiven for a life full of sins all in one shot as an old man. Constantine was known for having done this. He did not want to be baptized and then responsible for the sins he committed for the rest of his adult life, so he waited until his later years in life.

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This is not said in the bible. Yes, I come from a protestant background and no, I'm not trying to pull the sola scripture on anyone.

Many of the traditions that are in the church were handed down by tradition which are not in the bible and yet I have come to accept them. So please, understand that I'm not trying to be difficult.

In the bible, baptism is talked about quite a lot, but I don't remember anywhere it saying that it takes away original sin. I was just wondering how the CC came to this belief. Thanks for your time.
You can read Rm 5: 12- 21. It talks about how death entered the world through Adam sins. The type of death they are talking is spiritual death, death that seperates us from God. Even though we did not do anything, we inherited Adam sin and consequence from that sin.

Afterwards, read Rm 6:1-4. When we are baptized, we put away our old self (a life of spiritual death) and rise up and become part of Christ Body.
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It doesn't specify "original sin," but...



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This is not said in the bible.
Actually, it does. It says "Baptism now saves you".
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