We were having a friendly debate on the "Modes of Baptism" thread, where I had stated that immersion is the preferred method for baptism but that pouring and sprinkling are acceptable. Preachinjesus disagrees, although he would allow for pouring or sprinkling in extenuating circumstances. To present an analogous situation, he said: To which I replied: So, Prechinjesus, J.D. or any others, if we need to be totally literalistic in the application of scripture to baptism, why not insist on wine in the communion cup? Isn't one of these ordinances just as important as the other? And please, let's try to stick to the subject of the Lord's Supper. We have had so many threads on the use of or abstinence from alcohol that everyone is totally tired.