WHAT IS BAPTISM?
What is baptism, and what does it mean to be baptized? Baptism is the submerging of someone in water, to immerse in water to where the person is completely covered.
The word Baptism is from the Greek word “Baptisma”, meaning immersion, to be immersed in water. Submerge, to put or sink below the surface of water, to cover, or overflow with water. The word Baptized is from the Greek word “Baptizo”, meaning to dip, the act of submerging, to wash, to overwhelm.
We must not and cannot contradict the Holy Scriptures. What I am saying is sprinkling in not baptism. Having water poured on your head is not baptism. Please take heed, let us examine the scriptures.
In the book of Acts chapter 8, verses 38 and 39. We read where Phillip and the eunuch went down into the water. After Phillip baptized the eunuch they both came up out of the water. Again we see that there was enough water for them to go down into it and for Phillip to baptize the eunuch, completely submerging him.
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2 verse 38.