In the Bible, we learn that Jesus was baptized by immersion. During his baptism, he was fully immersed in the water.
One of the accounts of the baptism of Jesus is found in Matthew 3:13-17:
"Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
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In Ephesians 4:5, we learn that there is, "One Lord, one faith, one baptism"—not many different ways to baptize.
One of the key factors of a proper baptism is that afterward a person has hands laid upon his or her head, by those holding the priesthood of God, and they receive the gift of the Holy Ghost (See Acts 8:17-20 - below):
"Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money,
Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost.
But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money."
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