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James Myers wrote:

Hi, guys —

When I recite the Nicene Creed, I state:

I profess to one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.

  • Is the meaning of this statement restricted to a Catholic baptism, and
  • Does professing this mean that I do not believe that Lutheran, Baptist, and other non-Catholic Christian baptisms, from other denominations, will result in the forgiveness of sins?

James

  { Is this part of the Creed restricted to Catholic baptisms or do Protestant baptisms forgive sins? }

Bob replied:

James,

If the Baptism is performed validly, then it is valid, period.

There is really no such thing as a Catholic or Lutheran baptism in the existential sense. There is One Baptism and One Sacrament for all, because there is One Lord.

Other Christians are missing most of the other sacraments, but this one, generally, is intact.

Peace,

Bob Kirby
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