By baptism, a person becomes a Christian and a member of the Church. It is one of the seven Sacred Secrets, and with its reception, one is entitled to all other Holy Secrets and rituals in the church. Baptism is not some magical transformation. It empowers a person to develop and grow up by faith and works as prescribed by the gospel. The rite of baptism in the soul of the baptized realizes the birth of grace and the inner principle of spiritual perfection and blessing.