This question came up last Sunday in the Sunday school class I attend, and I am wondering if anyone has any thing good to say concerning the matter. I think it is a good question.

Baptists have for some time now insisted that the proper mode of baptism is immersion. Assuming that this is, in fact, the mode of baptism instructed and patterned in the New Testament, it could rightly be considered disobedience to baptize any other way. In fact, one could very well argue that no real baptism has taken place if the convert was not immersed. Of course, remaining unbaptized is itself explicit disobedience to the command of Christ. Now if someone is unable to be baptized by immersion, which is the greater disobedience, to be baptized with the incorrect mode or to simply not be baptized?