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May I or my child be Christened instead of baptized?


"Christening" is an historical term that referred to the giving of a "Christian" name at the time of baptism, whether that person was an infant or an adult. The Christian name would become the person's new first name, a sign that this person is now a new creature in Jesus Christ by water and the Spirit. Christening was thus part of baptism itself and not a separate or different rite.

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By Water and The Spirit
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