Baptism, Where There Is Much Water.
Now I know that in many different places there are many different myths about this subject, what is the correct way to baptise, some think it may be irrelevant any more, others may say just a small sprinkle of water from the ministers fingers may be enough to suffice, yet others may say just pour a bit of water on their head and then they are baptised, others again think that total and full submersion in and under water is needed, so what is the truth ? what was done in biblical times, and how did the amount of water have any significance if any ?
Well from Matthew 28:19
therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the farther and of the son and of the holy spirit.
So baptism is still important otherwise Jesus would not have mentioned it after his resurrection.
Now John also was baptising at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptised.
Now why plenty of water ? if there was only a trickle of water that would have still been enough to sprinkle or pore a bit of water on someone to baptise then surely, even a water can / jerry can would have been enough, but they needed plenty of water, what’s the significance of plenty of water ?
Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptised into Christ Jesus were baptised into his death ? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into his death in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of our farther we too may live a new life.
one lord, one faith, one baptism.
So there is only one type of baptism, not 3 different sorts, so they are not all the same.
So baptism is a burial. So what do people do when they die ? They are buried as in a death burial. let’s now examine it, can you bury a person by simply sprinkling a few drops of water or dirt on someone ? or pour a bit of water or dirt on them ? hardly, if you had to bury someone and you did, they would still be lying on top of the ground and everyone could see the body still, it would not be buried, you would have to dig a hole and place them in it and have them fully covered with dirt. Therefore by the same reasoning sprinkling or pouring a small amount of water on someone is not a burial or a real baptism.