True but when the priest put the oil on my forehead, “be sealed with the HOly Spirit” was said obviously as if I just recieved the HS, like as if I never got Him before!
I must be taken it outa context:rolleyes:
[quote=kp1]Ok, here is what my initial reaction is on this one.
If you were Baptised in the proper rite, must have water and an invocation of the name of the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/Ghost), then the Holy Spirit did come to you and put you in a state of grace.
At Confirmation, you are confirming your Baptismal vows, not rebaptising, and taking on the deeper level of the church as an adult within the church. This is why when children are of a certain age come into the church they are not just baptised, because at baptism as a child the parents make the pronouncement of faith for you, but must be confirmed in the church because they have reached an age where they can make the statment of Faith for themselves.
Does this help? The Holy Spirit never left you, he just watched you make the choice for yourself at the confirmation, hence to be Confirmed with Christ.