baptism of fire

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baptism of fire

Christianity the penetration of the Holy Ghost into the human spirit to purify, consecrate, and strengthen it, as was believed to have occurred initially at Pentecost
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The first match of Robertson's career was a baptism by fire, as she and her teammates played host to Oregon at MacArthur Court, one of the toughest venues in the country for a road team to compete.
had its baptism by fire during some of the heaviest urban combat Marines have been involved in since Hue City in Vietnam in 1968.