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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baptism

Baptism is a Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water, into the Christian Church generally. The canonical Gospels  ...

www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/what-is-baptism

Baptism refers to a person's being submerged in water and coming up out of it. * That explains why Jesus was baptized in a sizable river. (Matthew 3:13, 16) ...

www.newadvent.org/cathen/02258b.htm

Holy Baptism holds the first place among the sacraments, because it is the door of the spiritual life; for by it we are made members of Christ and incorporated ...

www.gotquestions.org/Christian-baptism.html

These instructions specify that the church is responsible to teach Jesus' word, make disciples, and baptize those disciples. These things are to be done ...

www.lds.org/topics/baptism

Baptism by immersion in water by one having authority is the first saving ordinance of the gospel and is necessary for an individual to become a member of The ...

www.clarifyingchristianity.com/get_wet.shtml

Why should I get wet, and what does the Bible say about it? We discuss how baptism works, its history, who should be baptized, when, why, and how it is related ...

www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p2s2c1a1.htm

1213 Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),4 and the door which gives access to the other ...

www.umc.org/what-we-believe/baptism

Baptism celebrates becoming that new person. That is why the church's ritual begins with putting off the old, renouncing sin and the evil powers of the world, and ...

www.cmalliance.org/about/beliefs/perspectives/baptism

Jesus introduced water baptism in connection with His Great Commission ( Matthew 28:19 ). He said that new disciples were to be baptized in the Name of the ...