Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
February 11, 1954

A Preacher's Foot

L. W. Mayo, San Jose, California

I don't know how many times I have heard it said that "sprinkling" preachers try to get out of the fact that Jesus was immersed when he was baptized by saying that the Jordan River, at the place where he was baptized, was just a trickle and not big enough to immerse a person in at all. They assert — "why I could dam the river up with my foot." Of course Brother J. D. Tant gave a sufficient answer to it when he said, "I would go farther to see that foot than I would to see the Jordan River." This is especially true when we read in 2 Samuel 19:16-18 "And Shimei the son of Gera, a Benjamite, which was of Bahurim, hasted and came down with the men of Judah to meet King David. And there were a thousand men of Benjamin with him, and Ziba the servant of the house of Saul, and his fifteen sons and his twenty servants with him; and they went over Jordan before the king. And there went over a ferry boat to carry over the kings household, and to do what he thought good — ." So when preachers have feet so large that they could dam up a river that was so big that it had to be crossed by a ferry boat large enough to carry David and his household — well, preachers sure have big feet!