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Baptism

church salvation

Baptism, rite of initiation into the Christian church. Some churches consider the ceremony the first step to salvation, as a symbolic purification of water. Others regard baptism as a confirmation of salvation through Christ.

See also: Christianity; John the Baptist, Saint; Roman Catholic Church.

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