baptism of fire
baptism by fire
Definition of baptism of fire
1 : an introductory or initial experience that is a severe ordeal; especially : a soldier's first exposure to enemy fire
2 : a spiritual baptism by a gift of the Holy Spirit —often used in allusion to Acts 2:3–4; Matthew 3:11 (Revised Standard Version)
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