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a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

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html) on a list of names "ready" for baptism in 2012, which led the famed Holocaust survivor to call on Mitt Romney to ask the religion to halt baptisms of all Holocaust survivors.
These stories attest that baptisms have occurred at the time of salvation, deliverance, or surrender.
In practice, there has been a general change in British society in the period since the 1970s, as the number of infant baptisms in all churches has tended to fall; the United Reformed Church has had that experience, too.
Such baptisms seem to assume that children are in danger of divine judgment and will not be saved without baptism.
Baptisms in the Buenos Aires region are said to have quadrupled.
Thus, for example, when we attend the baptisms of our children, nephews and nieces and other relatives we can now recall and imbibe deeper the nature of this sacrament, the graces and the obligations we are entrusted with by God through His Church.
It was the experience of Spirit baptisms connected with the revivals at Azusa Street in 1906, as well as other events, that set the Pentecostal community apart from other Holiness and Charismatic groups in America.
26) In addition, to relay baptism's essential meaning better, Strong advocates public baptisms and not relegating them to private celebrations.
Years ago Brady made the decision that baptisms would not be set aside as a "for families only" ritual celebrated in an empty church on a Sunday afternoon.
Clearly many parents and midwives continued to defy the consistory's ban on private baptisms and fathers frequently refused to come to Church baptisms.
10) Yet LDS performs posthumous baptisms around the world, in nations devoid of American First Amendment rights.
08), concerning baptisms in the River Tees with members of Stockton Tabernacle Church, it is excellent to read this article and hear about God moving in our area.
Since that time there has been a steady decline in the number of baptisms.
THE Church of England has issued a book of guidance to clergy asking them to modernise their approach for baptisms because of concern over a drop in the number of ceremonies.
THE Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, conducted a series of public open air baptisms yesterday on Easter Sunday