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When were the disciples of our Lord baptized? Did the people that God saved from hell get baptized in order to enter paradise?

The baptism of Christ's disciples is not specifically mentioned but implied. Some of the disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ were first discipled by St. John the Baptist. Thus, he may have baptized many of them himself. The disciples followed Christ in all His ways and for sure must have been baptized during His ministry on earth.

The souls of the righteous whom Christ saved from Hades after His death on the cross were not baptized in the same manner that we are because it was not available for them. They went to their rest in the hope and anticipation of the coming of the Messiah. Thus, they spiritually died in Him as did the thief on the right hand and arose in Him to enter into Paradise with Him.
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