Baptism Baptism: A religious sacrament marked by the symbolic application of water to the head or immersion of the body into water and resulting in admission of the recipient into the community of Christians. Symbols: 1. Cross - To show that there will be some evil in our lives. 2. White Garment - The white garment is a symbol of purity as well as a manifestation of the "new man." White symbolizes that the stain of Original Sin is no longer upon the child whose soul is wiped clean by the sacrament of baptism. The infant is now a child of God and that heaven is opened to him/her. 3. Oil Of Chrism - Symbolizes the seal of the Holy Spirit. 4. Water - Water reminds us that it is God who gives us life. Symbolizes cleansing and purity. Water also washes away our sins. 5. Candle - The final symbol in baptism is the giving of a lighted candle. Light, like water, is essential for life. Without light there could be no life on this planet. It particularly symbolizes faith.