Charles Buck Theological Dictionary
In Scripture the term Baptism is used as referring to the work of the Spirit on the heart, Matthew 3:11; also to the sufferings of Christ, Matthew 20:22; and to so much of the Gospel as John the Baptist taught his disciples, Acts 18:25 .
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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Baptism Metaphorical'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/cbd/b/baptism-metaphorical.html. 1802.