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Profession of allegiance to Christ and renunciation of the devil as the enemy of Christ, made at baptism by the person being baptized or by the sponsor. It implies the resolution to resist the devil's attempts to seduce the followers of Christ, to live in humility (contrary to Satan's pride), in obedience (contrary to Satan's disobedience), and in holiness (contrary to Satan's total estrangement from God).
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