[quote="Porknpie, post:1, topic:307710"]
Continuing on the subject of baptism, I have a good protestant friend - Church of God member ( churchofgod.org/index.php/pages/declairation-of-faith ) , that believes baptism by immersion is the only valid baptismal form.
Neither sprinkling nor pouring forms allowed...
Anyone agree with him?
Apologetic thoughts from Catholics (and catholics of similar view) on starting the conversation with him?
Your friend is ignorant of Christian history.
After the foregoing instructions, baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in living [running] water. If you have no living water, then baptize in other water, and if you are not able in cold, then in warm. If you have neither, pour water three times on the head, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Before baptism, let the one baptizing and the one to be baptized fast, as also any others who are able. Command the one who is to be baptized to fast beforehand for one or two days (Didache 7:1 [ca. **A.D. 70]).
So, in the first century (while at least one Apostle was still alive), Christians were immersing and pouring.
Baptism: Immersion Only?