Sprinkle, Pour, or Immerse?

Jesus said, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved...” (Mk. 16:16). Peter instructed the Jews on Pentecost, “Repent, and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins...” (Acts 2:38). A study of the Greek text clearly declares baptism to be immersion. There are no commands, examples, or necessary inferences in the New Testament that authorize sprinkling, pouring, sponging, etc. for baptism.

For those unwilling to examine the original word “baptize” in the Greek, we suggest a simple reading of Romans 6:4 (below).

“Therefore we are buried wIth him by baptism into death: that like

as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the

Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

Bible baptism is a burial, an immersion. Let’s get it straight.


- David McPherson
"Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forevermore!" - Psalm 113:2

Church of Christ in Galena 2014