baptized with what - water or holy spirit?
(KJV) For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence
(YLT) because John, indeed, baptized with water, and ye shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit—after not many days.’
(NASB) for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
(ASV) for John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days hence.
(ESV) for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Jesus made a rather emphatic statement to the apostles prior to his ascension only a few days before pentecost, and it concerned the topic of BAPTISM ... a topic which even today seems a matter like a "theological holy cow" that somehow must not be re-considered from Scripture but believed as taught in the group.
Well, I'd like to invite to a re-consideration of Jesus' words ... not of church creeds and dogmas. What did Jesus say? what happened with his words, did they come to pass? what did Jesus state about baptism in water? what did Jesus teach about baptism with holy spirit? were they to be experienced by the apostles? to be administered by them?
Insights are welcome.