baptism


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a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

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We had here the convenience of improving the ardour and piety of our new converts, and, at the same time, of leading more into the way of the true religion: and indeed our success exceeded the utmost of our hopes; we had in a short time great numbers whom we thought capable of being admitted to the sacraments of baptism and the mass.
The captain led gallantly to the attack, but was bowled over by a chunk of coal that burst on his head in black baptism.
suggested the Christian rite of baptism by immersion.
To his great baptism flocked With awe the regions round, and with them came From Nazareth the son of Joseph deemed To the flood Jordan--came as then obscure, Unmarked, unknown.
Baudoyer bowed and remarked piously that names were given in baptism.
Thus did I receive my red baptism in that Chicago shambles.
Another he took in Latin which Saint Albin made, And the fair Austin who baptism brought hither.
Anne, her pale face blanched with its baptism of pain, her eyes aglow with the holy passion of motherhood, did not need to be told to think of her baby.
And she thought only of them as the clergyman laid his hand upon her head, and spoke of the holy baptism, of the covenant with God, and how she should be now a matured Christian; and the organ pealed so solemnly; the sweet children's voices sang, and the old music-directors sang, but Karen only thought of her red shoes.
A funeral is not death, any more than baptism is birth or marriage union.
Only, sir, that you mentioned a king's name," replied Rankeillor; "and as there has never yet been a King Thomson, or his fame at least has never come my way, I judged you must refer to that you had in baptism.
An occasional burst of fervor in Dissenting pulpits on the subject of infant baptism was the only symptom of a zeal unsuited to sober times when men had done with change.
To read pathetic accounts of missionary hardships, and glowing descriptions of conversion, and baptisms, taking place beneath palm-trees, is one thing; and to go to the Sandwich Islands and see the missionaries dwelling in picturesque and prettily furnished coral-rock villas, whilst the miserable natives are committing all sorts of immorality around them, is quite another.
In the Christian Church Baptism is the first of the sacraments.
They had been baptized in John's baptism and then were re-baptized "in the name of the Lord Jesus.