Some Baptists like to cite Calvin’s Institutes. There, they say he wrote:8 "It is evident that the term baptize means to immerse, and that this was the form used by the ancient Church."
Such Baptists here neglect to quote Calvin’s original French words! They run: "C’est une chose de nulle importance, si on baptise en plongeant du tout dans l’eau celui qui est baptisé, ou en repandant…de l’eau sur lui." Namely "it is a matter of no importance whether one baptizes by immersing into the water, or by…sprinkling the water onto him."