How Was Christian Baptism Performed?
Bible Baptism is immersion. (Matthew 3:16, Acts 8:25-39, John 3:23)
Jesus was immersed. (Matthew 3:13-16)
Even scholars from churches which accept other modes of baptism than immersion will concede that immersion was the original form and that sprinkling and pouring were the concessions of man. It was never authorized or practiced by the Apostles or Christ.
Every denomination, Protestant and Catholic, will accept immersion as valid Christian baptism.
Other forms did not come into practice until much later. It was not until 1311 A.D. that pouring or sprinkling were accepted as forms of baptism. No Biblical statement can be cited to grant to any person or church the right to alter apostolic practice with regard to baptism. The true meanings of baptism cannot be visualized or portrayed in any other form other than immersion.