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Because he baptizes people in the Jordan River, the moniker "Baptist" or "Baptizer" (Hebrew ha-tebil) is attached to his name.
John himself bears witness to a difference in the baptisms: John baptizes with water.
John the Forerunner prophesized about Christ thus: "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and fire" (Matthew 3:11).
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.
following the beautifully told and illustrated story are six short essays on the sacrament of baptism, including Why We Baptize, Why and How We use Water In Baptism, the Baptism of Jesus Christ, How Jesus Conferred the Right to Baptize to the Apostles, Anointing With Oil, and The Baptismal Gown.
The first question is: "Is a baptism valid if conferred with the words 'I baptize you in the name of the Creator, and of the Redeemer, and of the Sanctifier,' or 'I baptize you in the name of the Creator, and of the Liberator, and of the Sustainer'?
First, they are to instruct, then to convert and finally to baptize those prepared to follow evangelical doctrine.
The baptism given by John was preparatory for the baptism that Jesus would bring: John's was with water, but Jesus would baptize with the Holy Spirit.
Matthew writes that John the Baptist used it to emphasize his being subsidiary to Jesus, "I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.