Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. I personally believe this commission "unto the end of the world" is the key to discerning the true character of the church of Christ in every generation including our present generation. For example, the New Testament congregation cannot exist apart from ALL the essentials of this commission and ALL the essentials of this commission cannot exist apart from the New Testament congregation. This commission begins with taking the gospel to all nations (Mk. 16:15) however, it is only "them" among all nations that receive the gospel that are to be baptized and instructed in the all things. The third aspect is impossible to observe as commanded apart from the New Testament congregation. First, because it requires the prerequisites of gospel reception and baptism before instruction in the all things. Second, it is impossible to teach them how to observe "all things" apart from actually assemblying together. Third, part of the "all things" Christ commanded to observe require membership in such a New Testament Church (Mt. 18:15-18). Furthermore, the gospel and baptism define the proper membership of the New Testament church as they are both prerequisite to the third aspect of this commission and so we see this in practice in Acts 2:41-42: "As many as received the word" = Go preach the gospel "were baptized" = "baptizing them" "were added unto them" "continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine" = "teaching them to observe" Notice that the Apostles understood the third aspect of the Great Commission necessarily included first incorporating them into a New Testament church as "added unto them" stands right between baptism and continuing stedfastly in the Apostles doctrine. Hence, the New Testament church membership is defined by the gospel and baptism prerequisite. No church can be found in the New Testament that was not built after this pattern or consisted of ungospelized and unbaptized persons. Hence, define the gospel from "another gospel" (as there are only two gospels in this world just as there are really only two contrasting ways "broad way" versus "narrow way" or "works" versus "grace") and you eliminate all churches that embrace "another gospel" as true churches of Christ as no true chruch of Christ can embrace "another Gospel" without being "accursed" by Christ. Hence, define scriptural baptism and you have an additional qualifier as to what churches among those who preach the true gospel are true versus false churches of Christ as there is no church of Christ in the Scriptures composed of unbaptized members. Another baptism is not scriptural baptism. My contention is that sprinkling and pouring does not constitute scriptural baptism. Immersing, pouring, sprinkling of lost people or infants does not constitute scriptural baptism. Immersing, pouring and sprinkling in order to be saved, obtain literal remission of sins does not constitute scriptural baptism. Any kind of administration by unauthorized administrators does not constitute scriptural baptism.