The baptism of repentance was also referred to as the baptism of John. This was no longer valid after the death of Christ (Acts 19:3-5).
||John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for
the remission of sins.
||"From this man's seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a
Savior -- Jesus -- after John had first preached, before His
coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel.
||And he said to them, "Into what then were you baptized?" So they said, "Into
John's baptism." Then Paul said, "John indeed baptized with a baptism
of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe on Him who would
come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus." When they heard this,
they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
||But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he
said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
"Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not
think to say to yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I say to you
that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
"And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore every tree
which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
||"The baptism of John -- where was it from? From heaven or from men?" And they
reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say to us,
'Why then did you not believe him?'"
||"The baptism of John -- was it from heaven or from men? Answer Me."
And they reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He
will say, 'Why then did you not believe him?' But if we say, 'From
men' " -- they feared the people, for all counted John to have been a prophet
indeed. So they answered and said to Jesus, "We do not know." And
Jesus answered and said to them, "Neither will I tell you by what authority I do
||And he went into all the region around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins,