Were Any of the Apostles Baptized?

by freydi 4 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • freydi

    And if so, which baptism, and why? Plz cite Scripture with answers.

  • Honesty

    Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples.

    When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look! The Lamb of God!”

    The two disciples heard him say this and followed Jesus.

    When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, “What are you looking for?”

    They said to Him, “ Rabbi ” (which means “Teacher”), “where are You staying?”

    “Come and you’ll see,” He replied. So they went and saw where He was staying, and they stayed with Him that day. It was about 10 in the morning.

    Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him.

    John 1:35-40

  • FireNBandits

    Yes, the apostles Doc, Sneezy, Dopey, Grumpy, Horny, Stupid, and Slobbering were all dunked in the Mighty River Jordan by Cheese-Us, whereupon the Wholly Ghost fell upon them and they "spake as the Active Force gave utterance" and etc. This was all recorded by the surrounding rocks.

    Saint Martin the Sober

  • ldrnomo

    I think they could have been present at the baptism by fire at pentecost.

  • fjtoth

    John must have baptized all the apostles. Acts 13:24 says "John the Baptist preached the need for everyone in Israel to turn from sin and turn to God and be baptized." Before John was born, it was prophesied: "He will precede the coming of the Lord, preparing the people for his arrival." (Luke 1:17) And so, "John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus." (Acts 19:4) The apostles could not have become ready for Jesus except through John's preaching and baptism.

    There is no evidence that Jesus or the apostles were baptized twice. Christian baptism was introduced following Jesus' resurrection. But Jesus' disciples who had accepted him before Pentecost were not commanded to be re-baptized. Instead, he commissioned them to baptize others "in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." (Matthew 28:19)

    John's baptism was not the same as Christian baptism. Christian baptism is tied to the death, resurrection and ascension of Christ and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Following Pentecost, persons baptized by John had to be re-baptized if they until then had lacked an understanding of these things pertaining to Jesus. For example, in Ephesus Paul found some disciples, "And he said, 'Into what then were you baptized?' And they said, 'Into John's baptism.' Paul said, 'John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in him who was coming after him, that is, in Jesus.' When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus." (Acts 19:3-5)

    It doesn't seem that John the Baptist was baptized by anyone, and apparently John's disciples who accepted Jesus before Pentecost did not have to be re-baptized.

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