Baptism

Question: What is the Proper Mode of Baptism?

What is the Proper Mode of Baptism?

Is the mode of Baptism important?  What does the Bible have to say about it?

1. Full immersion:

Both Jesus and the eunuch were baptised with full immersion.

They “came up out of water…” (Mt 3:16; Acts 8:36)

When being baptised into Jesus to have the old self buried, we need to be immersed in water.

“The waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to be cut off.” (Lam 3:54)

It means being cut off from the old self and the baptised rises with Jesus.

So full immersion is one of the proper mode of baptism.

2. Head bowed:

The second mode of baptism is to have our heads bowed during baptism.

When Christ died, he “bowed his head.” (Jn 19:30).

Sinners who die with Christ must follow his example (Rom 6:5).

Our sins weigh heavily on us so much so we cannot hold our heads up (Ps 40:12).

We dare not look up to heaven (Lk 18:13).

We cannot lift our heads, for we are full of shame and drowned in our affliction (Job 10:15).

How can a penitent sinner remain stiff-necked while receiving baptism? (Acts 7:51)

Isn’t it evident now what the proper mode of baptism is?

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