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baptism
used in Gifted Hands

5 uses
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Definition
a Christian ceremony signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

or:

a challenging experience that initiates or purifies
  • "Although I've been baptized," I said, "I didn't really grasp the significance of what I was doing."
    p. 49.8
  • Other kids my age were getting baptized and joining the church, so when the message and music touched me emotionally, I responded.
    p. 24.5
  • A few weeks later we were both baptized.
    p. 24.7
  • When I was 12 and more mature, I realized that although I'd been emotionally touched at age 8 and even had been baptized, I hadn't understood exactly what being a Christian meant.
    p. 49.7
  • So I'd like to be baptized again, because I understand and I'm ready now."
    p. 49.9

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