Biblical Baptism: Sprinkling, Pouring, or Only Immersion?

The Bible commands everyone: “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). Baptism is clearly a requirement — it’s not optional.

However, the religious institutions of this world are in great confusion regarding how to baptize. Some are content with just pouring or sprinkling water on a baby’s head, while others ardently argue that a person must be fully immersed in water.

So what is the truth? In seeking the truth, there is only one source that we should consult. It is the living word of God, the Bible. We need to seek what God says, not what human beings would love to believe.

So let us explore what the Bible really teaches about the proper way to baptize.

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