'Baptizing' in the Bible
and he was baptizing them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.
But when John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to where he was baptizing, he told them, "You children of serpents! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
I am baptizing you with water as evidence of repentance, but the one who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not worthy to carry his sandals. It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
People from the whole Judean countryside and all of Jerusalem were going out to him, and he was baptizing them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.
John replied to all of them, "I'm baptizing you with water, but one is coming who is more powerful than I, and I'm not worthy to untie his sandal straps. It is he who will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
They asked him, "Why, then, are you baptizing if you are not the Messiah, or Elijah, or the Prophet?"
John answered them, "I am baptizing with water, but among you stands a man whom you do not know,
These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
and I did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water, He said to me, On whomsoever thou mayest see the Spirit coming down, and remaining on him, this is he who is baptizing with the Holy Spirit;
After this, Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside. He spent some time there with them and began baptizing.
And John also was baptizing in AEnon near to Salim, because there was much water there: and they came, and were baptized.
So they came to John and told him, “Rabbi, the One you testified about, and who was with you across the Jordan, is baptizing—and everyone is flocking to Him.”
When Jesus knew that the Pharisees heard He was making and baptizing more disciples than John
(though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
So He departed again across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing earlier, and He remained there.
Can anyone forbid or refuse water for baptizing these people, seeing that they have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?