| United Pentecostal Church Mannheim
This may shock you!!
laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the tradition of men.”
MANY CHURCHES SPRINKLE
Immersion became uncomfortable after the baptism of babies was introduced by those who had fallen away from Christianity. It developed into something which has the appearance of being a church. The true Christians were persecuted. The correct method of baptism was changed and replaced by sprinkling with water. In addition, the name of Jesus, which was called over the one being baptized up until then, was taken away and replaced with the words: "Father, Son, and Holy Ghost". As a result, it made the command of being baptized in water in Jesus' name to be of no significance.
MANY CHURCHES BAPTIZE IN WATER
Although many churches baptize with, or rather, in water by immersion, there is still something wrong if they cling on to the trinitarian baptism formula i.e. with the titles –“in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.” They prefer to do it that way rather than following that what is in the Book of Acts (the Bible being the sole Christian authority), which is baptizing in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Acts 2:38; 8:16; 10:48; 19:5; 22:16.
BIBLICAL FACTS WHICH ARE KEPT AS
A SECRET FROM YOU
Babies were never baptized and neither were they sprinkled! As according to the Holy Scriptures, a young child is sanctified by the believing parent or parents, i.e. small children were not baptized. Otherwise the Bible would contradict itself, considering that faith and turning away from sin are the requirements for the water baptism in JESUS' name. I Corinthians 7:14; Mark 16:16.
God will not punish babies, nor will He condemn them; who is it that teaches such a thing? The Bible in any case certainly does not! Therefore, it is a waste of time to baptize babies! It is not the babies who should be obedient to God but rather their parents! Children were dedicated to the Lord and brought up in the Christian faith, until they reached the age when they could decide for themselves. It is only then that the water baptism by immersion and in the name of Jesus Christ was then carried out.