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SERMON TOPIC: Baptism - Part 2 - Immersion or sprinkling
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 17 April 2011
Topic Groups: BAPTISM, FIRST PRINCIPLES, HERESY
Sermon synopsis: Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words defines 'baptizo' as 'immersion, submersion and emergence'.
Hence to speak of 'baptism by sprinkling' is really an oxymoron (something that's self-contradictory): it’s like saying we're going to immerse you by sprinkling.
In the Bible, blood was sprinkled (rhantizo); not water.
John Calvin wrote in 'Institutes of the Christian Religion': 'it is evident that the term baptize means to immerse, and that this was the form used by the primitive Church'.
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