What Immersion isn't.
After the previous section, one might conclude that immersion is the only thing taught at Friendswood - that it's the only important part of Christianity. This is not the case. While immersion is as important to eternal life as birth is to temporal life, we certainly don't dwell upon our birth (whether spiritually or physically speaking) every moment of our life. The length of the previous section was simply to answer the questions and/or objections some may have. These issues very often arise from the variety of religious backgrounds and teachings prevalent today. It is necessary to include this section in our look at immersion so as to respond to criticisms of our doctinal position; criticisms that over-simplify or else misstate our belief. To anyone in or familiar with the Faith, some of these criticisms will at least be recognizable.
So often in disscusions of differing understandings, Scripture will be used to defend one's position and attack the other's. While this may be effective strategy in winning arguments it does great damage to Scripture, for whatever Scripture is used to support the 'losing' position becomes suspect or at least marginalized. Casting doubt upon the Word of Truth to prevail in confrontation is a damnable maneuver that (you guessed it!) will not occur here. Where Scripture appears to support competing or mutually exclusive positions, the problem will invariably be the in individual's understanding/interpretation of Scripture, not in the inspired writing itself. It will be the faulty understanding of the objectors that will be targeted in the following considerations.