The Grace Brethren Churches are some of many churches that practice baptism by triune immersion (lovingly called “triple dippers”). I don’t haggle over this issue a lot, but I have claimed on occasion that our practice is the original historical mode of baptism. In other words, when the apostles went to obey Christ’s command in Matthew 28, they baptized people by immersing them three times, signifying their belief in the triune God.
In the current issue of Christianity Today (July, 2005. “Is Christ Divided?”) Timothy George makes the following observation about the early church’s practice of baptism. “Next, turning toward the sunrise, he would say, “And I embrace thee, O Lord Jesus Christ!” This would be followed by immersion three times (emphasis mine) in the name of the Triune God.”
Thanks to Steve Makofka, who informed me of this article in his blog.