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Baptism: All sides to the issue: 

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Overview:

The English words "baptize" and "baptism" are derived from a Greek root: "baptizr" which means "to immerse."

Within Christianity, it normally refers to a ritual performed by a member of the clergy in a church. Most Christian faith groups agree that baptism is the method by which an individual is welcomed into the church. But denominations disagree on precise additional significances of the act, and the age when baptisms are performed. 

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet Baptism as practiced by the early and present-day Church
 
bullet Bible passages concerning baptism
 
bullet John the Baptist's cave?

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Copyright 2000 to 2008 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2000-MAR-21
Latest update: 2008-MAR-08
Author: B.A. Robinson

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