The voice acknowledges that he baptizes only with water.
25They asked him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?
Paul baptizes these disciples in the name of Jesus and they receive gifts: the Holy Spirit comes upon them so they can speak in tongues and prophesy.
In Mark's telling of Jesus' own baptism by the hands of John, we hear first that John testifies that Jesus will one day baptize with the Holy Spirit.
My daughter Jenny and her husband, Brian, looked at me and asked: "Should we baptize him?
As I began to pour the water, I said the familiar words, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Among those baptized Sunday was a baby girl whose parents, who live in Tuscany, had some time ago approached the pope during an appearance at the Vatican and asked if he would baptize
her, a Tuscan daily, Il Tirreno, reported.
John reports that he himself baptizes
only with water, but that the one coming (Jesus) will baptize
with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
He is present in the sacrament by his power, in such a way that when someone baptizes
, Christ himself baptizes
Will the next generation be able to sustain initiation into a faith that baptizes
her in Christ as a new being and in the same moment reinforces her supposed incapacity to fully represent Christ to God's people?
The main event begins when John baptizes
Jesus in the River Jordan.
But John explains the difference between himself and the one to come: "While I baptize
with water symbolizing repentance, this one baptizes
with the very agents that bring forgiveness and repentance, the Holy Spirit and fire.