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Baptismal Regeneration 

The doctrine that at baptism the candidates are not only initiated into the Christian community but are also "born again." That is, the Holy Spirit pours upon them the gift of new life. The doctrine is rooted in the NT. The Fourth Gospel states that "no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit . . . You must be born from above (or, born again)" (Jn 3:5-7). According to the BCP, candidates for Holy Baptism "receive the Sacrament of new birth" (p. 305), and are declared to have been "raised . . . to the new life of grace" (p. 308). 

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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