MODES OF BAPTISM? BY STEVE FINNELL
Are there modes of baptism or is there just baptism? Saying there are modes of baptism is like saying there are modes of humans. There are not methods of humans nor are there methods of baptism. There are humans and there is baptism.
Water baptism is literally and figuratively a burial. You cannot be buried under a sprinkle nor under pouring.
Roman 6:4 Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.(NASB)
Colossians 2:12 having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you are also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.(NASB)
Romans 6:4 We were, therefore, buried with him by immersion into death; that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, thus we also should walk in the newness of life.(The Better Version of The New Testament by Chester Estes)
I have yet to find a translation of the Bible that translates; Romans 6:4 ....."we were buried with Him by sprinkling or pouring into death....
Colossians 2:12 Having been buried with him by immersion, by which also you were raised up with him, through the belief of the strong working of God, who raised him from the dead.(The Better Version of The New Testament by Chester Estes)
There are no translations of the Bible that renders; Colossians 2:12 Having been buried with him by sprinkling or pouring.....
IT IS EASY TO ENVISION HOW MEN CAN BE LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY BURIED BY WATER BAPTISM. IT IS DIFFICULT TO PAINT A WORD PICTURE WHERE MEN ARE BURIED UNDER A SPRINKLE OR BY BEING POURED UPON.
John 3:23 And John also was immersing in Enon, near Salim, because there were many waters there; and the people came , and were immersed. (The Better Version of The New Testament by Chester Estes)
John the Baptist did not need many waters to sprinkle or pour water on men.
BAPTISM is not divided into modes. BAPTISM is not various methods. BAPTISM IS JUST BAPTISM!