The entry rite into the Christian church, which can take place as a baby or as an adult.
the religious rite, symbolizing admission to the Christian Chirch, of sprinkling the forehead with water, or (usually with adults) by immersion, generally accompanied by name-giving.
The sacrament of initiation by which a person is born anew by Water and the Holy Spirit and made a member of Christ's Body (see BCP, 299ff.; also, Chapter 16).
A one-time sacrament (see below) in which God's word is spoken and water is applied to a person for the forgiveness of sins.
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Baptism is a celebration of welcome into the Catholic community.
The rite of initiation into the Christian faith.
The rite of admission into the Christian church
The sacrament of initiation by which men and women become members of the Catholic Church and assume responsibility for using their gifts to build up the community in fulfilling the mission of Jesus.
a one-time water rite which marks the initiation of persons into the Christian community
A religious ritual performed in ancient Judaism and in Christianity from its earliest times. Probably related to Jewish ritual purity washings, as well as being symbolically connected to the Exodus story, baptism is described in the New Testament as being performed for "repentance of sins," and for initiation into the Christian community.
The Greek word for baptize is baptizo which means to immerse or to dip. It is "an appeal to God for a good conscience-through the resurrection of Jesus Christ" and symbolic of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. By this avenue one is "united with," "clothed with" or "in" Christ. Romans 6:3-7; I Peter 3:18-22; Galatians 3:26-29; Acts 2:38
a Christian ritual in which the individual is immersed in or sprinkled with water as a sign of purification and admission to the church.
an ordinance immediately instituted by Christ (Matt. 28:19, 20), and designed to be observed in the church, like that of the Supper, "till he come." The words "baptize" and "baptism" are simply Greek words transferred into English. This was necessarily done by the translators of the Scriptures, for no literal translation could properly express all that is implied in them. The mode of baptism can in no way be determined from the Greek word rendered "baptize." Baptists say that it means "to dip," and nothing else. That is an incorrect view of the meaning of the word. It means both (1) to dip a thing into an element or liquid, and (2) to put an element or liquid over or on it. Nothing therefore as to the mode of baptism can be concluded from the mere word used. The word has a wide latitude of meaning, not only in the New Testament, but also in the LXX. Version of the Old Testament, where it is used of the ablutions and baptisms required by the Mosaic law. These were effected by immersion, and by affusion and sprinkling; and the same word, "washings" (Heb. 9:10, 13, 19, 21) or "baptisms," designates them all.
( bap·TIZE). Ritual immersion in water. A Critical Perspective.
One of the seven sacraments of the christian church; frequently called the "first sacrament",the "door of the sacraments", and the "door of the Church".
a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth; "most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"
a cleansing for entrance into a covenant
a ritual and so is communion
a ritual which has helped literally billions of people around the world to be filled with Faith in the Grace
a special event that brings together family and faith
a valid sacrament which forgives sins
a very special thing because when you are baptised you are part of Jesus's family and your godparents are there
a very special time of celebration and reminder of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ as well as a renewal of life
a water purification ritual practiced by a few different religions, Christianity, Mandaeanism, and Sikhism to name a few
the rite admitting an individual to the Christian church; after the missionising period carried out in early infancy
The rite of immersion in water (or in some common variants, pouring of water) that constitutes membership in the Christian church. Originating in the Jewish mikveh, the Christian understanding of baptism is a symbolic death and resurrection to new life.
(usually "Holy Baptism") - The sacrament of Christian initiation by which sins (original and actual) are washed away and a person is made a member of the Church and a joint-heir with Christ in his Kingdom. Baptism is administered by immersion in water, or by the pouring of water, with the Scriptural formula, "I baptize thee in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."
religious rite involving immersion in, or sprinkling with, water to cleanse from sin, which welcomes someone into the Church.
Christian sacrament of initiation into the church. This is done to absolve the person being baptized from original sin. A mild form of exorcism.
A sacrament in which water is used to initiate the recipient into a Christian church, to symbolize purification, to acknowledge consecration to Christ, etc.
sacrament whereby a person is admitted to the Christian Church.
A Christian sacrament marked by the ritual use of water signifying the initiation and admittance of the person being baptized into the Christian community. A ritual act of purification.
One of seven sacraments that takes away original sin and actual sin.
a sacrament, initiated by water and the Holy Spirit, by which God adopts us and makes us a member of Christ’s Body, the Church. This bond which God establishes is indissoluble. Anyone wishing to be baptized or wishing a child to be baptized should contact the rector.
immersion or sprinkling to show that a person has been forgiven and joined the church
The ceremony admitting a person, generally, but not always, a baby, into a Christian church by pouring or sprinkling water on them or in some churches, by total immersion.
a ceremonial application of water as a rite of initiation or cleansing
The sacramental rite through which we are adopted into the Body of Christ through a ceremonial washing with water, either by sprinkling or immersion. See " font" and " sacrament."
Full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ's Body, the church.
(from Gr. baptizo, "to be plunged") The sacrament whereby one is born again, buried with Christ, resurrected with Him and united to Him. In baptism, one becomes a Christian and is joined to the Church. In Christ's baptism, water was set apart unto God as the means by which the Holy Spirit would bring to us new life and entrance into the heavenly Kingdom (see article "Holy Baptism," at Rom. 6; Matt. 3:13-17; 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38, 39; Rom. 6:3; Col. 2:12; 1 Pet. 3:21).
A term that has many different meanings, and sometimes is an area of disagreement among Christians. In most cases, baptism includes the following: water is involved. There is a formal ceremony of some kind. The baptism has a special meaning to the people involved. Generally this is to identify with others who follow Jesus Christ. (DTC) It seems that much like weddings, baptisms have many different forms, and many different meanings, although few would say they are not important. (DTC)
Sacrament washing away original sin and joins person baptized to the Church. Baptism, usually performed by a Priest, may be administered by a layman in cases of emergency.
sacrament celebrated to mark entry into the Church in which water is poured or sprinkled on a person (usually, but not always, an infant in our tradition) in the name of the Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - to symbolise spiritual purification
the Mystery or Sacrament of initiation into the Christian life. In the Orthodox Church this is accomplished through triple (complete) immersion, once each in the name of the persons of the Holy Trinity, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is immediately joined to the Mystery of Chrismation (Confirmation), and followed by the first communion at the next Divine Liturgy. In the Orthodox Church Baptism of infants is the norm, and is performed as soon after birth as is practicable. In old Russia, due to the uncertainty of life in those days, this was usually done within a few days of birth in the absence of the mother who was still recovering from childbirth and had not yet fulfilled her forty days of purification.
A religious ritual involving the dipping of the person in water or the sprinkling of the person with water at the font. Once a person has been baptised they join the church. Most people are baptised as infants, although the Baptist church only baptises adults, using a baptistery or pool.
Means ‘immersion'. The believer is immersed ‘into' two things (for want of a better word): 1. God, in the person of the Holy Spirit. 2. Water, as an expression or sign of the first. Paul states quite clearly that there is only “one (real) baptism” (Eph 4:5). Thus, as already said, the latter is simply the accompanying sign of the former. Whenever we read the word ‘baptism/baptize/baptized' in Scripture we need to ask diligently, into what? Don't just assume it means water.
The spiritual cleansing of the mind which is the first step in the realization of Truth. This cleansing is done by clearing our consciousness of error thoughts.
A Christian ritual understood to cleanse a person from sin and initiate them into Christian life and community, possibly originating in Jewish purification rituals.
A candidate approved by the WBTS is totally immersed in water during a public meeting-usually a circuit assembly. Mass baptisms are also conducted and candidates may number in the hundreds at one service.
religious ceremony given for a person to become a Christian
A rite of initiation used by the Christian church. The person being baptised (usually a baby or child) has water sprinkled over the head by the priest, three times, "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." It brings the person into the family of the church. In churches such as the Baptist Church, baptism is for believers and is by immersion into water once (i.e. completely dipped into the water), in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
A ceremony in which a person asks an imaginary being for forgiveness for sins he/she has committed and for sins his/her ancestors committed, usually done with the hope that eternal happiness in heaven will be the reward. (see heaven) Ritual and symbolic drowning. Holy hair washing.
means the daily, ongoing purification of thought and deed. Eucharist is spiritual communion with God, celebrated with silent prayer and Christian living. It is a "submergence in Spirit."
The sacrament of Baptism is the initiation rite into the Christian faith which symbolises the candidates ‘dying and rising with Christ'. In Baptism, water is used either for pouring or immersing the candidate. This sacrament is regarded as ‘life giving' in that the baptised are said become ‘inheritors of eternal life'. The baptised are also believed to be recipients of the Holy Spirit.
(te-vee-LAH) n. Tevilah. Baptism; Immersion. The act of taking a ritual bath in a mikveh of running water, usually to cleanse from impurity (e.g., after menstruation). Complete immersion is also normally required for proselytes on being accepted into Judaism. Tevilah is the act of immersing oneself in a natural water source (i.e., a stream or river). In modern times a specially constructed pool called a mikveh is used. Today, in Judaism, the terms are used somewhat interchangeably. The “trinitarian” baptismal formula given in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19) implies that the Christian (or Messianic Jew) has the God-given responsibility to “make talmidim” - i.e., make disciples of the doctrine of the Mashiach. This includes the ritual of “tevilah” - baptism, which is prefigured in the Jewish mikveh rituals. It is not, therefore, to be associated (as is done in so-called “Covenant Theology”) with the Jewish ritual of circumcision.
A rite of passage requiring a dip or full emersion in water. Baptised Christians share symbolically in Jesus death and resurrection.
To dream of baptism, signifies that your character needs strengthening by the practice of temperance in advocating your opinions to the disparagement of your friends. To dream that you are an applicant, signifies that you will humiliate your inward self for public favor. To dream that you see John the Baptist baptizing Christ in the Jordan, denotes that you will have a desperate mental struggle between yielding yourself to labor in meager capacity for the sustenance of others, or follow desires which might lead you into wealth and exclusiveness. To see the Holy Ghost descending on Christ, is significant of resignation to duty and abnegation of self. If you are being baptized with the Holy Ghost and fire, means that you will be thrown into a state of terror over being discovered in some lustful engagement.
A religious sacrament marked by the symbolic use of water and resulting in admission of the recipient into the community of Christians. It is a rite of purification by water, invoking the grace of God to regenerate a person and cleanse him or her of sin.
Baptism is a term that is most commonly applied to a religious act of purification by water and is practiced in various religions including Christianity, Mandaeanism, and Sikhism.
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