There are four baptisms in scripture:

  1. Baptism of John

Mark 1:4 states that John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

Mark 11:30 states where John’s baptism is from, Heaven.  Acts 18:25 states the baptism of John is not enough.  Acts 1:5 says John’s baptism was only with water.  No one was filled with the Spirit via John.  Mathew 3:13 says John had the privilege of not only being the precursor of Jesus but John baptized Jesus in water.  Mathew 3:14 states that it was God’s plan for Jesus to be baptized by John and not vice-versa.  John 3:23 says there was plenty of water and deep enough for a full body submersion. Mathew 3:16 gives more proof that when Jesus came UP OUT OF THE WATER indicating He went down into it as well, an underwater baptism.

      2. Baptism with Fire

Luke 12:50 says I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division.

Mark 9:49 talks about everyone will be salted with fire.

Acts 18:24  a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the scriptures.

He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

Mark 10:39 Jesus asked disciples if they could drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with? "We can," they answered. Jesus said to them,"You will drink the cup I drink and be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with,

John the baptists said in Matthew 3:11 that I baptize you in water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. Jesus will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. A lot of imagery with fire means refining.


           3.  Baptism in water (Baptism of Jesus)

1 Peter 3:13  who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good?  But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.  But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. It is better, if it is God's will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit, through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at God's right hand--with angels, authorities and powers in submission to him.

Colossians 2:12 having been buried with Christ in baptism, in which you were also raised with Christ through your faith in the working of God, who raised Christ from the dead.

Both Acts 18:25 and Acts 19:5 start portraying that Jesus’ baptism is going to be for the future, not Johns’ anymore.  Mark 16:16 says whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned.  Both John 3:22 and John 4:1 state that Jesus and his disciples were baptizing while John was baptizing.  Acts 8:12 has Phillip baptizing, so any believer can baptize.  Acts 18:8 shows that a prerequisite for water baptism is an ability to believe.  Galatians 3:27 says baptism clothes you with Christ Himself. Romans 6:3 says you are baptized into Christ’s death.   Acts 2:41 states that accepting the message about Christ is reason enough to be baptized.  1 Corinthians 10:2 shows the Red Sea an example of modern baptism.

Salvation a notable example of Jesus' s baptism.

              4. Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Acts 19:4 has Paul saying, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. He told the people to believe in the one coming after him, that is, in Jesus." On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied. There were about twelve men in all.

Acts 5:32 says we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.  Romans 8:26 says the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes (prays for us) through wordless groans. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God.

Both Acts 1:5 and Acts 11:16 Jesus tells them they will be baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Mathew 3:11 promises Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire.  Acts 8:16 shows baptism in water can happen at the same time one is baptized in the Spirit or be separate experiences. Acts 10:47 is an example they were baptized with the Holy Spirit then with water.

1 Corinthians 12:13 says there is one baptism and one Spirit to believers.  John 1:33 says Jesus is the one who baptizes you with the Holy Spirit.  1 Corinthians 14:18 says Paul prays in tongues ALL the time!     John 14:16,17 says that baptism of the Holy Spirit must happen after salvation and not before or at the same time.   1 Corinthians 14:22 says that speaking in tongues is a sign to the unbeliever that a Christian has been baptized by the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 14: 2-33 explains that Speaking in Tongues is a 100% Spirit language.  God only understands it.  It gives praises and glorifies God.  Tongues is a God language ONLY for the body and ONLY to the body because it prays for the Will of God for the Saints.  Jude 10 says Praying in Tongues builds up your most Holy faith.  So, if you want to reap spirit blessings, then sow spirit things like praying in tongues.