~~‘THE BAPTISM OF JOHN’ AND THE FIERY BELIEVER APOLLOS —
[Excerpt from Rev. Prof. Dr. F.N. Lee’s M.Div. thesis Baptism Does Not Cleanse! (pp. 43-47)]
Not just Paul258 but also Apollos259 soon became an important leader in the Corinthian Church. Earlier, Apollos the eloquent Alexandrian260 had listened to Aquila and Priscilla privately explaining the way of God to him more perfectly261 — while he was in Ephesus.
Still earlier, before arriving there, Apollos was already “mighty in the Scriptures.”262 For even previously, he “had been catechized in the way of the Lord”; was “fervent in the Spirit”; and clearly understood and acknowledged or “knew the baptism of John.”263