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What is an adult baptism?

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For adults, the rite of baptism, which is immersion in or sprinkling with water, serves as a public declaration that they commit to following Jesus Christ. In adult Protestant baptisms, the subject is lowered under water, known as total immersion.

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What is an adult baptism?
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Adult converts to Catholicism also receive the sacrament of baptism unless they previously received a Christian baptism. An individual only may be baptized once as a Christian unless the first baptism was as an infant, as in the Presbyterian faith. Immersion may take place in a natural setting, such as a lake, or in an indoor, dedicated baptismal in a place of worship.


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