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Old 07-18-2016, 08:50 AM
Doug K. Doug K. is offline
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Hutchinson, KS
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Originally Posted by Nefario View Post
I was baptized in a creek near my childhood country church in the mid-60's. They installed a baptistry in the mid 90's. Churches use the resources at hand.

Full immersion is the process described as performed by Jesus in the Bible. Baptists think it's appropriate to follow that example. That said, my minister has sprinkled a couple of people who were not in a physical condition to be taken into the water. He got advice from his friend the Methodist minister!

Baptism is meant to be a sign to the world that one is a believer and may be a requirement to be a member of some churches.
Well, no. The New Testament is pretty explicit that Jesus did NOT baptize with water. Both in John the Baptist's preaching (I indeed baptize you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost - Mark 1:8) and in John 4:2 (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples did.)