In the new Would you receive sprinkling thread Craigbythesea said that "baptism by immersion is highly inappropriate for some ill or elderly recipients." That made me think of this. In a blog post titled What If He Can’t Be Baptized? Nathan Finn addresses the question, "What should we do if someone comes to faith in Christ and desires to be baptized and join our church, but she cannot be baptized due to some sort of medical condition?" In this post Brother Finn notes four variations he has heard suggested by Baptists. Respondents in the comments section suggest two other possibilities, bringing the total to six, as follows. "some Baptists argue that the individual should not be baptized and should not become a member of the church or receive the Lord’s Supper." "some Baptists argue that you should immerse the person anyway" "some Baptists argue that you should 'baptize' the person by sprinkling or pouring." "some Baptists argue that you should not baptize the individual at all, but should allow her to become an unbaptized church member" Shadow baptism (a waterless type that mimics the actions of immersion) Proxy baptism (allowing another to be baptized for them) What is the biblical approach if someone is literally incapable of being immersed?