What's the difference between baptism and confirmation?

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    In most Protestant denominations, infants and young children of believing parents are baptised into the covenant. A confirmation service, then takes place when the child has grown to an age where they are prepared to take on for themselves the promises made on their behalf by their parents and goddparents at their baptism. Often this happens around 14/15 years old.

  • 1 decade ago

    Baptism is purifying the soul in anticipation of God's grace (washing away the sin of Adam and Eve) and Confirmation is acceptance of the Holy Spirit and Christ as Savior.

  • 1 decade ago

    Baptism is the blessing of an infant. Confirmation is when you are in your teens, and you choose a saint to aid you, and confirm your faith. I'm no longer a Catholic, but that's how it was for me.

  • 1 decade ago

    In the bible it says "ye must be born again of water and spirit". Baptism is the being "born again" of water. Confirmation, which is always supposed to be a free choice, is the being "born again" of spirit.

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  • Mystro
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    - One's Biblical & one's not ...<><....

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