Is baptism by immersion the only effective method?


#1

A family member of mine has ‘discovered’ that baptism isn’t truly effective unless there is a total immersion of the person being baptised. He said, “I used to think spritzing and/or dunking a baby with holy water was being baptized. Just like you I was wrong. Our Bible tells us different. I am researching where and when that practice started. So far I have gotten vague answers. I`ll keep looking. I could not feel & live like a Christian If I did not attempt to help others in thier quest of knowing Jesus Christ correctly.”

Could you help me out with this lost sheep, and help bring him home? Thanks!


#2

The bible does not tell us that immersion is the only effective method of baptism and we know that even very early Christians did not always baptize this way. For a detailed explanation see Baptism: Immersion Only? Perhaps this is the resource that your relative is searching for.


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