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does sprinkling, pouring and dunking for baptism have the same effect?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:32 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • There is no real effect from any of them, it is not magical water or anything.

    Its just a symbolic way for a person to show they are following Christ.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:34 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • It depends on your religion. Many religions won't accept sprinkling or pouring.


    Answer by Gailll at 9:37 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • It depends on what religion. Catholics except sprinkling and pouring.

    Answer by FuzNet at 9:39 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • I agree with the first anon poster, at our church we believe its just a outward showing of your beliefs. Nothing more.

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:43 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • I believe it matters, and there is a difference. Baptism by "dunking" (immersion) is how Jesus was baptized, and the greek baptizo means "to immerse". It symbolizes the death of your sinful self and rebirth into Christ and you are filled with the Holy Spirit.

    Answer by missbreezy214 at 9:46 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • They are all symbolic of the same thing. As for having the same effect depends on whether you believe that one religion is true and the rest are not. The one you believe to be true would have the baptism method that would have an effect on you. So, if your religion believes in baptism by immersion (dunking), then being baptized by sprinkling isn't going to really mean anything to you.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Symbolism...

    Answer by dullscissors at 10:11 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • well yeah. either way you do it, your head still gets wet.


    Answer by bestmommyeber at 10:31 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Romans 6:4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
    Baptism illustrates a believer's identification with Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Our old nature is to "die" and we are to be "buried with Him through baptism into death" and raised to "walk in newness of life" (live like Jesus). So we do not just try to be a better person, we bury the "old person" in the water and become a "new person" through our acceptance of Christ. It is like a new birth and a new beginning for us.

    Answer by m2KnL at 10:33 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Cont
    Mark 7:8-9, 13 "For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men ... and many other such like things ye do. And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition....Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye."

    Answer by m2KnL at 10:34 PM on May. 3, 2010

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