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.

The Seven Sacraments – Sources of Grace

Baptism
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.”

Confirmation,
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.”

Confession
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.

Administration of Holy Baptism

Baptismal Name
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.

The Descent of the HOLY SPIRIT

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!

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