Correcting Protestant Myths that lead others away from Gods one true Church

There are many Protestant myths and I will post and dispell as many as possible.

Some examples are:

The Rapture, The Virgin Mary is not a Virgin and had other Children, Faith Alone, The Bible Alone, Once Saved always Saved, and the list goes on and on.

Monday, July 4, 2011

MYTH #5 You must be fully submerged to be baptized properly

First off there is no scripture to support that Jesus was actually submerged. The verses that are used state:

Matthew 3:16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him.

Mark 1:10 As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

The Jordan is a river and you must "come up" out of the river because you must go down the banks to go into the river. If Jesus was in fact fully submerged then there is a possibility that he would have floated off once he was pushed under. The body is very buoyant as anyone knows.

The big clincher he is that in the book of Acts 8 Phillip baptizes the Eunuch and "They" came out of the water. So are we to believe that Phillip was under the water with the Eunuch?

Acts 8:36 As they traveled along the road they came to some water, and the eunuch said, "Look, there is water. What is to prevent my being baptized?" ([37] The oldest and best manuscripts of Acts omit this verse, which is a Western text reading: "And Philip said, "If you believe with all your heart, you may.' And he said in reply, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.' ") 38 Then he ordered the chariot to stop, and Philip and the eunuch both went down into the water, and he baptized him. 39 When they came out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord snatched Philip away, and the eunuch saw him no more, but continued on his way rejoicing.
There are also there verses:

Ezechiel 36:25 "Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 "Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.. 27 "I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.


  1. Generalization. Not all Protestants believe this and some do sprinkle or anoint the head with water. Submersion was the custom during the time of Christ and Baptist follow the same custom. Your myth, once again.

    1. "Submersion was the custom during the time of Christ "
      I don't think so. For example, on the first Pentecost, in Jerusalem, do you think those thousands of people in the city were immersed for their baptisms? I'd think that wouldn't have been practical.
      But anyway immersion or sprinkling, it accomplishes the same effect. It is the sign of the New Covenant where circumcision was the sign of the Old Covenant. It is the visible sign of the invisible reality of God's Sanctifying Grace infusing the soul, making us pure, washing away the primary effect of Original Sin (eternal separation from God) as well as all personal sins, and making us His adopted child.

    2. I think this myth comes from the modern Protestant sets such as the Mormons, the Seventh Day Adventists, the so-called "Jehovah's Witnesses", the Evangelists, and so on.