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Old 10-30-2008, 09:29 PM
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Hi, TA! Most Filipinos also have experienced Roman Catholic sprinkling (as a baby), as well as immersion.

I am not, however, advocating different "forms" of water baptism to be practiced today. If water baptism is a "figure" (1 Pet. 3:21), then it must picture something.

I believe we ought to water baptized only by immersion in this Church Age. Immersion is the only mode that really pictures being "buried into Christ" or being "baptized by one Spirit into the body of Christ".

Furthermore, the Scripture passages quoted in the first post are not references to water baptism but to two types of Spirit baptisms - (1) the pouring of the Holy Spirit on believers (in another dispensation) and (2) the Holy Spirit putting believers (in the Age of Grace) into the Body of Christ.