Baptism of John the Baptist
When people believed in the message that John the Baptist preached, they were baptized by him. This was the baptism of John the Baptist. John baptized people with water. This was John's message :
Joh 1:15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
John told the people that a great man was coming, a man far greater than himself. When Jesus came, he witnessed to others, that this was indeed the son of God:
Joh 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
John told people that Jesus was going to baptize them with the Holy Ghost.
I was not taught about the baptism of the Holy Ghost when I was a 2x2. It wasn't talked about. It wasn't until years after rejecting the Workers' Way that I came to hear about the baptism of the Holy Ghost and then weeks later, be baptized with the Holy Ghost by Jesus. Read about Jesus telling the apostles that he was going to baptize them:
Act 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
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|To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. - Jesus Christ speaking to Saul, see Act 26:18, see Salvation through Jesus Christ.|