Baptism: Initiation and Regeneration
All Christians believe in the role of baptism in the life of the
Christian. The differences which exist are differences of
emphasis--of the necessity of baptism--and not of the call to be
Catholic Christians believe that in the sacrament of
baptism the individual is both
regenerated through water and the Holy Spirit, and
truly incorporated into the Church of Jesus Christ.
Jesus answered (Nicodemus), "Amen, amen, I say to
you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being
born of water and Spirit."