Baptism and Christening

What does baptism mean to Christians?

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December 12, 2010 4:14AM

To Christians, baptism is a symbolic event that makes them a member of the Christian religion, or of a particular denomination of Christianity. It is normally only performed once in their lifetimes, unless formally changing from one denomination to another.

Baptism is sometimes also seen as removing what is called 'original sin', that everyone is said to be born with.