We must be baptized to enter the kingdom of heaven. Having the guidance of the church and advice occasionally to keep one on track is important.
Sacrament is considered to be a religious ceremony or act that can be regarded as an outward and visible sign of inward and spiritual divine grace. Many of these sacraments are held as sacred practices and viewed as necessary.
Protestants accept only baptism and the Eucharist as made by Christ. What happened in time goes beyond time.
Although the Catholic Church is based out of Rome, there are more than a billion members spread across all five continents. This paper will examine the meaning of oil, the sacraments in which it is used, and prayers associated with it Christians believed the effects of baptism to be union with Jesus in his death and resurrection, forgiveness of sin, the gift of the Holy Spirit, membership in the church, and rebirth to new life in Christ.
The Christian rite is in some ways similar to rites of purification used in other religions.