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Masaccio (1425–1426), Bapteesm o the Neophytes [it], Brancacci Chaipel, Florence. This pentin depicts bapteesm bi affusion. The airtist mey hae chuisen an archaic form for this depeection o bapteesm bi St. Peter.

Bapteesm (frae the Greek noon βάπτισμα baptisma) is a Christian rite o admeesion an adoption,[1] awmaist invariably wi the uise o watter, intae Christianity.[2][3]

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  1. St. Paul: Romans 8:15 "the spirit of adoption" ("of sonship" RSV), Galatians 4:5 "adoption of sons", Ephesians 1:5 "the adoption of children by Jesus Christ" ("to be his sons through Jesus Christ" RSV).
  2. "Baptism", Encyclopædia Britannica
  3. For example, "baptized in the Catholic Church" (Second Vatican Council, Lumen gentium, 28 Archived September 6, 2014, at the Wayback Machine