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Were there baptisms at or before the time of Jesus?

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2010-07-05 10:16:45

(Mark 1:4-8) John the Baptizer baptized inhabitants of Jerusalem

in symbol of repentance for forgiveness of sins, in preparation for

the coming of Messiah.(Matthew 3:1-6)(Luke 3:3)

(Acts 13:24)

The baptism of John was replaced by Jesus' command to baptize at


Paul and other apostles later baptized disciples, enabling them

to get the 'gifts of the spirit' which were available at that time

to assist with the preaching work in other languages (Acts

19:1-6)(Acts 2:41)

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