The following is a message on John's Baptism from Act's 19.
This is a contoversial passage to say the least.
The purpose is to show the truth about the origin of the
First Baptist Church of Ephesus.
There was no need to rebaptise. John's was sufficent. Please listen.
Aquila and Priscilla
John the Baptist
Twelve disciples on Upper Coast
Acts 18: 24-28
Vs. 24 And a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.
Vs. 25 This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit, he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.
Vs. 26 And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Vs. 27 And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:
Vs. 28 For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publickly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ
Acts 19: 1-7
Vs.1 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples,
Vs.2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Vs.3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.
Vs.4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
Vs.5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (That is, those that John baptistized from the above verse)
Vs.6 And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.
Vs.7 And all the men were about twelve.
Dispensational view: Kingdom - Baptism controversies - widely held
***No Baptism just laying on hand to receive gifts of H.S.
Acts 8: 12-17
Vs.12. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
Vs.13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Vs.14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Vs. 15 Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
Vs. 16 (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
Vs. 17 Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
** Only laying hand to recieve the Holy Ghost was done by Paul because
John the Baptist was imprisioned when the Lord was doing this in his ministry.
John's Baptism is the only Baptism ( 1 Lord - 1Faith - 1Baptism )
as the Bible says!!