Baptism is the basis for the Christian life. A person who is baptized Life. With Baptism the individual is freed from original sin and reborn as a child of God.
A person who is baptized becomes a member of Christ and His Church; one becomes a member of the Mystical Body of Christ (the Catholic Church). A baptized person then shares in Christ's mission on earth.
The Church has seven sacraments, before any of the other six sacraments can be received, one must be baptized.
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