Baptism (disambiguation)

Baptism is a rite of admission into the Christian church.

Baptism may also refer to:


  • Affusion, a method of baptism where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized
  • Aspersion, the act of sprinkling with water, especially holy water
  • Amrit Sanchar, the Sikh ceremony of initiation or baptism
  • Believer's baptism, the Christian practice of baptism as this is understood by many Protestant churches,
  • Baptism of Jesus, event marking the beginning of his public ministry
  • Baptism for the dead, today commonly refers to the religious practice of baptizing a person on behalf of one who is dead
  • Baptism with the Holy Spirit, a term describing baptism (washing or immersion) in or with the Spirit of God
  • Baptism (Mormonism), the first of several ordinances
  • Immersion baptism, a method of baptism where the person baptized is immersed
  • Infant baptism, the practice of baptising infants or young children

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  • Baptism by fire, a phrase originating from the words of John the Baptist in Matthew 3:11

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