The Seven Holy Sacraments
There is only one Church. It is the Church which JESUS CHRIST Himself founded and which is to stand on the first Bishop – Peter, the rock! Therefore, it is also called apostolic. It is the Church which possesses the seven holy Sacraments. In the Sacraments of the Church the faithful seek resistance against sin and the strength to live a GOD-pleasing life.
blots out original sin as well as all committed sins. It puts the soul of the person to be baptised in the paradisiacal situation and incorporates him into the Church of CHRIST. Baptism is the condition for receiving all other Sacraments.
Matt. 28,19: “Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.”
also called the Baptism of fire, completes the Sacrament of Baptism and calls man to be a soldier of GOD. With it the confirmand receives the HOLY GHOST in an extraordinary way.
Acts 8,17: “Then they laid their hands upon them, and they received the Goly Ghost.”
brings about GOD’s forgiveness if the confessant repents, confesses and makes a serious resolution to sin no more. It affords the opportunity to make a fresh start with GOD at all times.
John 20,23: “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.”
Anointing of the Sick and Extreme Unction
blots out the sins, cleanses all five senses and can contribute to the recovery of the sick person. It comforts and strengthens the dying person.
James 5,14: “Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
The Sacrament of Matrimony
is a holy bond between the spouses and GOD. It leads to a priesthood within the family.
Matth. 19,5f: “For this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh! Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder.”
The Sacrament of Holy Orders,
grants a share in the priestly power of JESUS CHRIST by the laying on of hands and anointing with Holy Oil. Only a validly consecrated bishop, whose line of succession can be traced back to the Apostles, can confer these orders.
1 Tim. 4,14: “Neglect not the grace that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood.”
The Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar
is the highest mystery of all Sacraments. In it, the absolute love of JESUS CHRIST culminates because bread and wine really become Body and Blood of the SON of GOD. The Eucharist is food for the soul and unites in a supernatural way with GOD.
John 6,53ff: “Verily, verily, I say to you: unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood, abides in me and I in him.”
Infant Baptism and Confirmation
St. John the Apostle teaches us: “Yet to all who did receive Him and believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of GOD. Who were born not of natural descent, nor of human decision, nor of the will of man, but born of GOD” – through Baptism. Baptism applies to all Christian Churches. Today it is said when parents want to have their newborn child baptised: “The human being should choose for themselves after all. You simply force your child to accept faith. He ought to be able to later decide freely which religion he wishes to embrace!” Partly you also hear from scholars of the Church: “It is wrong to baptise children!” These have understood absolutely nothing. In Sacred Scripture we read, e.g. when Peter went to Cornelius the Centurion, who was between 40 and 50 years of age, and still had younger children: “While Peter was speaking there, the HOLY SPIRIT came on all those present in the house and they received the HOLY SPIRIT.”
Were there not many children during the persecution of Christians who defended their faith when they were about to be killed? Today people would say about children this age: “It is still too early for Baptism or Confirmation. They must be able to decide for themselves. Baptism can be done later at the age of 20!” You do know quite well: nowadays 20-year-olds are usually already sexually depraved from school, television, etc., if the HOLY SPIRIT had not previously been able to work in the child. If you plant something, you certainly water and tend to it. We can put the HOLY SPIRIT into the child through the Sacrament. If someone has the gift to read the eyes, he will recognise whether a child has been baptised or not. The HOLY SPIRIT flows from the eyes, the window of the soul, the eyes shine. I actually do not know how you see it, but when I see these eyes of a little, still underage child after Baptism, they are clear as mountain lakes. You could almost say, I see the Angel looking out or the breath of GOD is looking out. One would really like, if one could, to fall into the eyes. I say “mountain lakes” because they are mostly still clear. Besides, the baptised children share in all the treasures of grace of the Church. Who would actually want to keep this from the infant? –
Know that through Baptism the guilt of original sin is erased. Without Baptism the guilt of original sin, displeasing to GOD, remains, and where it is still clinging, the HOLY SPIRIT cannot work that freely.
What exactly is Baptism? Through it you become a child of GOD. And who has anything against it? Hell. As long as a child has not been baptised, the Evil One can plague him. By the short command to the devil to no longer dare to violate this cross of the baptismal anointment any more, – it is called exorcism –, the Evil One cannot plague the child as long as it is innocent, only later again when the human being sins of his own free will. However, if at Baptism the exorcism is not performed, the Evil One may plague the child physically. It makes you wonder why children are sometimes so fidgety and scream like that. They even brought us children who were baptised in the Official Church without this exorcism. These children were squirmy and often screamed throughout several nights. Having done the baptismal exorcism on them afterwards, they slept quietly.
The name is very important to GOD. GOD says: “I have called you by your name!” In Paradise GOD did not call: “Human!” He called: “Adam!” It is also known with the Prophets that GOD called them by their name. Through the Sacrament of Baptism the name will be sealed in Heaven. GOD, Heaven, your Guardian Angel – they always call you by your name. That is why at Baptism you should not give the name of some or other crazy idol, but a name that has already been borne by a Saint or any other beautiful name, which the baptised person should turn into a Saint’s name.
Confirmation of Children
Nowadays, they do not want to give holy Confirmation to children or youths any more either, but only when they are adults. They should explain the meaning of Confirmation. It is also called Baptism of fire. It imparts in a special way graces and gifts of the HOLY SPIRIT, which should secure and strengthen the confirmed person for a Christian life. It calls one to be a soldier and defender of GOD and completes Baptism. Does it not truly need, especially today, at an early age the armour of GOD? That is why we confer Baptism and Confirmation on little infants. Already in kindergarten and at school a child nowadays must stand firm for GOD.
When someone has received Baptism and Confirmation, their soul will always hunger for the Body of JESUS CHRIST. – The Holy Eucharist is the Food of the soul, the Bread of Angels. Come and take this food, the Body of JESUS CHRIST! Amen!