When did the Church appear?
I was involved in a brilliant discussion the other day and wondered if we could bring it onto here. It was about the nature of the Church and Baptism.
Quite simply, if the Sacramental Church started with Pentecost then were the sacraments we know considered Sacramental before?
So was Jesus' baptism the same as one now (Though not for remission of sins due to him being who he is)?
And if this was the case then was baptism a requirement for Salvation prior to Pentecost?
"The true Christian is a warrior making his way through the regiments of the invisible enemy to his heavenly homeland." - St Herman of Alaska.