Is Sprinkling Acceptable?

By Donald Willis

A young New York Life Insurance salesman, a member of the Methodist Church, recently responded in a home study, “I can see that the Lord ordained immersion, but how does one know that sprinkling is not acceptable?”

After due consideration, I recalled a statement often written into insurance policies, “This Company is not bound by the statements of the salesman, only by the inclusions within the policy itself.” I responded to the young mans question in the same manner. “God is not bound by every statement made by preachers. God has given us the inspired word. God will keep every promise made within the Bible. He is not bound by my statements, nor those of any other preacher.”

The point was well taken!

May 4, 1972