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There were over 100 baptisms at our church last year.
He received the sacrament of baptism as an infant.
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The builders, a Baptist congregation, could trace their city roots back to 1832, when natural springs in uptown were used for baptisms.
Family members often stand in for their own ancestors’ baptisms.
The argument that Franky was sickly is based primarily on one fact: Nearly a year passed between his birth and his baptism.
And chances for the redshirt freshman to get his college football baptism will shrink as Big Ten play begins, quarterbacks coach Brad Salem said.
An essay by Roger Homan, who did covert sociological research among Pentecostals, notes that the author (not a Pentecostal himself) considered undertaking false baptism or speaking in tongues, but scruples forced him to back out.
Earlier this month my brother told me that my nephew wants my dad at his baptism into our church.
Covered in dust and exhausted, the rescuers laid the bodies out on the same street where a party was meant to be held after the baptism.
If Buechele remains banged up, Ehlinger will get a true college football baptism on Saturday at No. 4 USC.
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In Christianity, baptism is the sacrament of admission to the church, symbolized by the pouring or sprinkling of water on the head or by immersion in water. The ceremony is usually accompanied by the words “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” In the doctrine originated by St. Paul, it signifies the wiping away of past sins and the rebirth of the individual into a new life. Judaism practiced ritual purification by immersion, and the Gospels report that John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Baptism was an important ritual in the early church by the first century ce, and infant baptism appeared c. 200 ce. Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and most Protestant churches practice infant baptism. The Anabaptist reformers insisted on adult baptism after a confession of faith; modern Baptists and the Disciples of Christ also practice adult baptism.
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