To enter the kingdom of god, one must be baptized; however, what if they are baptized in a church other than the Orthodox Church. For example, a protestant person who is a good Christian, follows the commandments, and lives by the bible. Does the type of church they are baptized in effect anything. I think it does, for if it didn’t, why is it mandatory that a person be baptized to receive communion in our church if they are already baptized in another church? The whole idea behind baptism is to receive the Holy Spirit, and I don’t think the Holy Spirit varies depending on the church. Somebody please help me understand when baptism plays a role in our religion and how it coincides with other religions of the Christian faith.
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