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« on: Thu Apr 04, 2002 - 16:28:09 »
Dear B.H.,

The baptism described in John 3 and John 4 had to have been a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins or John's baptism (John the Baptist).  On the Day of Pentecost, a new baptism was preached which superceded John's baptism: the baptism in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins and "to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (quotes mine of course).

While there is no record of the specific individuals in John 3 and 4 being baptized again or re-baptized, in Acts 19
the account is given of Paul finding some disciples in Ephesus and asking them if they receved the Holy Spirit when they believed.  "They answered, 'No, we  have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit."  So Paul asks, "Then what baptism did you receive?"  "John's baptism'" they replied.  Paul said, "John't baptism was a baptism of repentance.  He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, tht is, in Jesus.  On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus."

So, these disciples really were not re-baptized but received a different baptism for a different reason - namely, to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit as promised in Acts 2.

Now you are going to ask me why Paul laid his hands on the disciples in Ephesus and the Holy Spirit came on them.

Hope this helps.   I will be happy to go further.
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« Reply #1 on: Fri Apr 05, 2002 - 04:36:42 »
Well, in a lot of Bible studies I have attended, that has been something people wondered about, including myself.  Sorry!
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« Reply #2 on: Fri Apr 05, 2002 - 04:46:47 »
Hey, no problem!!!  Have a good night's sleep!
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« Reply #3 on: Thu Apr 04, 2002 - 08:18:15 »
In John 3:22,26 and 4:1-2 it states that Jesus went around baptizing people.  What did this baptism stand for and can anyone tell me if those people directly baptized by the disciples under Christ's watchful eye had to be "re-baptized" later?  Thanks a lot.

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« Reply #4 on: Fri Apr 05, 2002 - 04:09:54 »
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« Reply #5 on: Fri Apr 05, 2002 - 04:42:06 »
MASouth,

No need to apologize friend and I think I owe you one.  I looked at my second post after you felt you had to apologize ---- and I did not mean it to be anything negative.  I just wrote my response poorly.  I did not mean it the way it came across, I am just tired.

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« Reply #6 on: Fri Jan 03, 2003 - 23:16:42 »
[!--QuoteBegin--][/span][table border=\"0\" align=\"center\" width=\"95%\" cellpadding=\"3\" cellspacing=\"1\"][tr][td]Quote (B. H. @ April 04 2002,08:18)[/td][/tr][tr][td id=\"QUOTE\"][!--QuoteEBegin--]In John 3:22,26 and 4:1-2 it states that Jesus went around baptizing people.  What did this baptism stand for and can anyone tell me if those people directly baptized by the disciples under Christ's watchful eye had to be \"re-baptized\" later?  Thanks a lot.[/quote]
To answer you question, BH, I would have to say, \"I don't know.\"  God may have just made Christian baptism retroactive.  Or, they may have seen the Holy Spirit filling people and jumped in the water to \"get what they got\".  I don't know.

Kevin