A-Z: General definitions: Baptism


The immersion in ' or pouring over of - water, in the name of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, to signify the washing away of away of sin. Baptism in Christian churches marks the acceptance of the baptised child or adult into the church (Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 16:31-34; Romans 6:3-4).


Greek: Baptizo, 'to immerse' or 'dip'.

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