Christening, Bar mitzvah, Bat mitzva
The English word “baptism” comes from the Greek baptisma, which refers to “washing, dipping, or immersing something into water.” A general biblical definition of baptism is “a rite of washing with water as a sign of religious purification and consecration.” This rite of cleansing with water as a means of achieving ritual purity was practiced frequently in the Old Testament (Exodus 30:19–20).
Baptism is significant in that it represents the forgiveness and cleansing from sin that comes through faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism publicly acknowledges one’s confession of faith and belief in the gospel message. It also symbolizes the sinner’s entrance into the community of believers (the church).
Samples of my baptisms photography can also be seen at: