Baptism of Desire and Theological Principles by Fr. Cekada
(12-29-2011, 09:42 PM)Stubborn Wrote: So there are 3 Baptisms now? What about Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism.

Again, I ask for non-contradictory teachings.

Look at what St. Thomas said in what I posted earlier:

Objection 1. It seems that the three kinds of Baptism are not fittingly described as Baptism of Water, of Blood, and of the Spirit, i.e. of the Holy Ghost. Because the Apostle says (Ephesians 4:5): "One Faith, one Baptism." Now there is but one Faith. Therefore there should not be three Baptisms.

to which he responds:

Reply to Objection 1. The other two Baptisms are included in the Baptism of Water, which derives its efficacy, both from Christ's Passion and from the Holy Ghost. Consequently for this reason the unity of Baptism is not destroyed.

Again, read the full question on baptism from St. Thomas.  It is what the Tridentine Fathers based their doctrine on.
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