The Meaning of “baptizo”

“In Greece, where the Greek language is still spoken, only immersion is practiced for baptism, and the Greeks laugh at the idea of “baptizo” meaning sprinkle or pour. If the Greeks do not know the meaning of a Greek word – who does know?” T.T. Eaton

(Thomas Treadwell Eaton {1845-1907} was a very influential Baptist pastor and editor. Besides pastoring large churches in Tennessee and Virginia, he pastored the predominant Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. He also edited the Western Recorder newsletter, the leading newsletter for Southern Baptists, for 20 years. The following quote is from his book “The Faith of the Baptists”)