Most cults and religions practice some form of initiation rite or ritual. Christians practice baptism. Why? What is it? Why is it important? How should it be done? Why do Christians do it differently? What does the Bible say (and NOT say) about Baptism? What parameters does the Evangelical Free Denomination give her churches? Why? Part 1 of History is one of a four part series on Christian Baptism. Session 1 of the three-part series on Christian Baptism is entitled History and is divided into two parts including an introduction along with the Biblical history, practice and significance of baptisms up to the time Christ was baptized. This is Part 1 of Session 1.