Sermon No: 671-Baptism - Part 2 - Immersion or sprinkling
SERMON TOPIC: Baptism - Part 2 - Immersion or sprinkling
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 17 April 2011
Topic Groups: BAPTISM, FIRST PRINCIPLES, HERESY
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'.