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Baptism of Blood

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Definition:   The remission of guilt and punishment for sin by dying as a martyr before being baptized. The Catholic Church teaches that water baptism is a sacrament that is necessary for salvation, but that martyrdom brings about the same effect.

Discussion: The Bible teaches that the remission of guilt and entrance into heaven (justification) is by trusting in Jesus alone, relying upon his sacrifice and righteousness (Gal. 2:16). Neither baptism nor martyrdom saves. The thief on the cross was justified as a result of his faith, not his dying for being a robber. He was neither baptized nor martyred, yet he entered paradise because of his faith.

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