Why Did Jesus Get Baptised By John?

A Gospel Mystery: Why Was Jesus Baptized by John?

Father Jean-Pierre Ruiz contributed to this article.That is the enigma with which we are presented in the Gospel reading on this momentous day.″John the Baptist appeared in the desert, preaching repentance and forgiveness of sins,″ according to Mark’s Gospel, and ″the entire Judean countryside and all of the inhabitants of Jerusalem were going out to him, and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins,″ according to Luke.The evangelist informs us that ″it occurred in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John,″ and that ″Jesus was baptized in the Jordan by John.″ It’s hard to imagine what may have brought Jesus to the banks of the Jordan River.It doesn’t appear to disturb the evangelist, even as he describes how John announced: ″One mightier than I is coming after me.″ I am not deserving of bending down and loosening the thongs of his sandals.

The water baptism that I performed was foreshadowing of the baptism that will take place later.He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.″ What appeared to have left Mark unconcerned was something that disturbed Matthew and Luke quite a bit.Scholars agree that Mark’s Gospel was the first, and that both Matthew and Luke drew on Mark’s narrative structure for the narrative outline of their respective Gospels.As a result, these three gospels are collectively referred to as the ″Synoptic″ Gospels.

  1. In regards to John’s Gospel, academics are divided on whether or not John was aware of the Synoptic Gospels at the time.
  2. After informing us that ″Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him,″ Matthew goes on to relate how ″John sought to prevent him, saying, ‘I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?’″ (Matthew 3:13-14).
  3. As a result of his response, Jesus is immersed in the waters of the Jordan only after John had said, ″Allow it now, for thus it will be suitable for us to fulfill all righteousness″ (Matthew 3:14-15).
  4. The Baptizer’s statements reveal the difficulty of the situation, knowing well well that Jesus is the greater one, ″who would baptize not with water, but with the Holy Spirit and fire,″ as the Baptizer puts it.
  5. During the narrative of Jesus’ baptism in Luke’s gospel, we are told that ″when all the people had been baptized and Jesus himself had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened″ (Luke 3:21).

After Jesus’ baptism, Luke appears to skip straight over it, focusing instead on what happened after Jesus emerges from the Jordan’s waters.It is only in John’s Gospel that Jesus’ baptism is mentioned at all.To the contrary, according to the gospel writer, as John the Baptist saw Jesus approaching him, he exclaimed: ″Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world″ (John 1:29).We see when we compare the Gospels that even during the brief period of time that separates their earliest version (Mark) from their most recent version(John), there is an ever-increasing emphasis on the uniqueness of Jesus as God’s Son, which becomes apparent when we compare the Gospels.When Jesus arrives at the Jordan River, there is no indication that John recognizes him or acknowledges him.According to Mark’s Gospel, it is only Jesus who sees the Holy Spirit descend upon him like a dove, and it is only Jesus who hears the voice of the Father saying, ″you are my beloved Son; with you I am delighted.″ Despite the fact that Mark does not mention whether John the Baptist or any of those gathered at the Jordan witnessed or heard anything, the evangelist grants us the privilege of knowing that Jesus is God’s beloved Son by sharing with us what Jesus himself witnessed and heard.

When we read about Jesus in John the Baptist’s Gospel, which was written only a few decades after Mark’s testimony, we can see how he described seeing the Spirit ″come down from the sky like a dove and remain upon him.″ ″On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit,″ the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ″He is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.″ After witnessing and confirming that he is the Son of God, I now declare him to be so″ (John 1:32-34).As Christians, we profess faith in Jesus’s full humanity as well as his full divinity in its entirety.Because of the reality of the incarnation, Jesus did not merely appear to be human, as some have claimed.Baptized in the Jordan’s waters like so many others, God’s eternal Son became truly human in all things but sin, so fully human that it was only by a gift of divine revelation that John the Baptist could recognize him as Son of God.As we celebrate the baptism of Jesus, may we give thanks that God’s own beloved Son immersed himself completely in our human condition so that by the grace of our baptism, we might receive the awesome gift of eternal life.Readings for The Baptism of the Lord Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 55:1-11 Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 Acts 10:34-38 Mark 1:7-11 Father Ruiz, a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn, is a professor of theology at St.

  • John’s University, Jamaica.

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Transcript of the audio We finish the week with a question from Bob, a podcast listener who writes in to pose a basic question, but one that is also quite well-thought-out and insightful. Simply simply, why did Jesus insisted on being baptized by John the Baptist rather than anybody else?

Matthew as Our Guide

Matthew 3 has the most detailed account of Jesus’ baptism to date.So, let us go to Matthew for guidance in addressing the question: Why did Jesus insist on being baptized by John the Baptist?As far as Matthew is concerned, there are at least two aspects of John’s baptism that are pertinent to the question of why Jesus would insist on being baptized in this manner.″Through John’s baptism of repentance, God established a people of God in preparation for the future Messiah.″ First and foremost, according to Matthew 3:6, people were coming to be baptized in order to confess their sins.And then he cites John the Baptist from Matthew 3:11: ″I baptize you with water for the forgiveness of your sins.″ The objective of John’s baptism, according to Matthew, was to offer an opportunity for the people of Israel to confess their sins and repent in order to restore their relationship with God.

That is the first and most important step.

New Identity

To begin with, John makes it abundantly clear that his baptism of repentance heralds the birth of a people of God in preparation for the coming Messiah, and that in doing so, he imbues this people with a distinctive identity that is not identical with their Jewishness, but rather with their repentance.Matthew 3:9 demonstrates this.″And do not dare to claim to yourself, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ because I tell you, God is able to bring up children for Abraham from these stones,″ he says to the Pharisees who had followed him out to the river.What exactly does this mean?It implies that there is no redemption and no security in identifying your ancestors as descendants of Abraham.

God has complete discretion in determining who will be included in his people.He has the ability to create saints on his own, if he so desires, out of rocks.As a result, repentance and the fruit that follows from repentance distinguish the new people of God who are being collected by this baptism and who are being readied for the coming Messiah, Jesus.For example, they do not rely on their race or religious heritage by declaring, ″We have Abraham as our father,″ as the Pharisees did.

Fitting

Now, when Jesus enters the scene, John exclaims, ″Wait a minute.″ ″Do you come to me if I need to be baptized by you?″ ″I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?″ (See Matthew 3:14 for more information.) In other words, he makes it quite obvious that Jesus does not require this baptization.He is under no need to repent.He is not required to confess any of his misdeeds.So, what brings you here today?″Jesus fulfilled all of the requirements of righteousness that would have been needed of mankind before the court of God.″ Answering the question, Jesus says only one thing, and it is quite significant.

″Let it be so now,″ he continues, ″since it is suitable for us to accomplish all justice in this manner″ (Matthew 3:15).It is appropriate.In order to do this, he is acting in this manner.It is appropriate.

  1. So, what do you think is appropriate?
  2. It is appropriate to fulfill all of the requirements of righteousness.
  3. Jesus’ life, it appears, was seen as the culmination of all virtue.
  4. Moreover, the fact that he chose to participate in the baptism of repentance despite the fact that he had no crimes to repent of is indicative of the fact that the righteousness he desired to accomplish was the righteousness that was demanded not of himself but of every sinful man.

Securing Righteousness

Jesus has just finished reading Isaiah 53.Indeed, Isaiah 53 served as his life’s purpose.He then read the following passage from verse 11: He will make many righteous by virtue of his wisdom, says the righteous one, who is also my servant.Many people will be considered as righteous as a result of the righteous one.Why did Jesus insist on being baptized, I believe, is because these new people, who were being collected by John the Baptist on the basis of repentance and faith, rather than on the basis of Jewishness, would need to be justified at some point.

They would have to be counted as righteous since they were not righteous in the first place.According to Paul in Philippians 3:8–9, they would need to be justified by someone else’s righteousness.That righteousness includes the accomplishment of all righteousness in one’s life, namely in the life of Christ.Jesus fulfilled all of the requirements of righteousness that would have been demanded of mankind before the court of God.

  1. As a result, Jesus became a part of fallen humanity, for whom he was offering righteousness by his participation in their baptism.

Why was Jesus baptized? Why was Jesus’ baptism important?

Answer to the question Upon first inspection, it appears as if Jesus’ baptism serves no purpose whatsoever.Although John’s baptism was described as a baptism of repentance (Matthew 3:11), Jesus was sinless and hence did not require repentance.Even John was caught away by Jesus’ sudden appearance before him.In this passage, John recognizes his own guilt and recognizes that he, a sinful man in need of repentance, is unsuitable to baptize the immaculate Lamb of God: ″I require your baptism, and will you come to me?″ (See Matthew 3:14 for more information.) According to Jesus, it should be done because ″it is appropriate for us to do this in order to complete all righteousness″ (Matthew 3:15).The decision by John to baptize Jesus at the start of Jesus’ public ministry was appropriate for a variety of reasons.

Among them were: The time had come for Jesus to begin His great mission, and it was only fitting that He be publicly acknowledged by His forerunner.As predicted by Isaiah, John was the ″voice screaming in the desert,″ summoning mankind to repentance in preparation for the coming of their Messiah (Isaiah 40:3).The fact that John baptized Him was a public declaration to everyone present that here was the One they had been waiting for, the Son of God, the One he had promised would be baptized ″with the Holy Spirit and fire″ had now arrived (Matthew 3:11).When we consider that John belonged to the tribe of Levi and was a direct descendant of Aaron, the baptism of Jesus by John takes on a whole new significance.

  1. According to Luke, both of John’s parents were descended from the Aaronic priestly dynasty (Luke 1:5).
  2. In the Old Testament, one of the responsibilities of the priests was to bring the offerings before the Lord for acceptance.
  3. The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist might be viewed as a priestly presentation of the Ultimate Sacrifice on the part of God.
  4. The words of John the Baptist the day following the baptism have a distinctively priestly ring to them: ″Behold, the Lamb of God who wipes away the sin of the world!″ (See also John 1:29).
  5. The fact that Jesus was baptized demonstrated that He connected with sinners.

His baptism signified the baptism of sinners into the righteousness of Christ, dying with Him and rising free from sin and able to live in the newness of life that Christ has provided for them.As a result of his perfect righteousness, sinners who could never expect to do so on their own would be able to fulfill all the requirements of the Law through him.Jesus responded that it was legitimate to ″fulfill all righteousness″ by baptizing the innocent Son of God, when John expressed reluctance to do so (Matthew 3:15).His reference to righteousness was intended to hint to the righteousness that He grants to everyone who come to Him to exchange their sin for His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).Furthermore, Jesus’ appearance to John demonstrated His acceptance of John’s baptism, bearing evidence to the fact that it had come from heaven and had been accepted by God.When people began to question John’s authority in the future, particularly after his detention by Herod, this would be critical information to have on hand (Matthew 14:3-11).

Perhaps most significantly, the event of public baptism preserved for all future generations the perfect manifestation of the triune God who had been revealed in glory from heaven on that particular day.In Matthew 3:16-17, Jesus receives a direct message from the Father, who expresses his delight in the Son and the descent of the Holy Spirit upon him, providing a stunning illustration of the trinitarian character of God.Also depicted is the role played by the three persons of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the salvation of people whom Jesus came to redeem.Ephesians 1:4 says that God has loved His elect from the beginning of time; Luke 19:10 says that God sent His Son to seek and save the lost; and John 16:8 says that the Holy Spirit convicts the believer of sin and pulls the believer to God through His Son.At His baptism, the fullness of the wonderful reality of God’s kindness revealed through Jesus Christ is on display.Return to the previous page: Questions concerning the deity of Jesus Christ What was the purpose of Jesus’ baptism?

  • What was the significance of Jesus’ baptism?

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

What was the reason that Jesus needed to be baptized?Even John the Baptist appeared to be perplexed by this issue (Matt.3:14).In order to respond to this question, we must first understand the type of baptism Jesus experienced, as well as the aim of his mission.The importance of our baptism will then become clear to us.

The Baptism of John was performed on Jesus.That Jesus was baptized by John is crucial because this baptism was of a different nature than the baptism we get today, as we will see.John had just declared in Matthew 3:11 that ″he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.″ When Jesus comes to John for baptism in Matthew 3:13—17, John had just said, ″I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry.″ He will baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.″ When it comes to baptism, John makes a clear distinction between his own and the one that Jesus would provide.It is important to note that the distinction is not in the use of water, but rather that one is ″for repentance″ and the other is ″with the Holy Spirit and fire.″ When seen in the context of who Jesus and the Old Testament reveal him to be, John’s baptism and teaching make sense: John is a prophet who belongs to the tradition of prophets who called on humanity–particularly God’s people Israel–to repent in light of impending judgment and to faith in the Lord’s saving intervention (see Ezek.

  1. 33:11; Isa.
  2. 30:15; Matt.
  3. 11:7-9).
  4. His baptism serves as a continuation of the message, according to the Bible.
  5. The reason why Jesus would be baptized in this manner has everything to do with his mission.
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Baptized for the Purpose of Fulfilling All Righteousness Rather than coming to John for his baptism because he has to repent for his sins, Jesus comes to ″fulfill all righteousness″ (Matthew 3:15).(Matt.3:15).With his baptism, Jesus begins his career as the real and loyal Israel, one who has properly responded to the demand for righteousness on his behalf.Unlike Israel, which had repeatedly failed to uphold the law and respond to the prophets’ calls to righteousness, Jesus, by undergoing John’s baptism, was assuming the position of the one and only totally faithful Israelite in the history of the nation.As a result, we have this well-known affirmation from the Father: ″And immediately after Jesus was baptized, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming to rest on him; and behold, a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’″ — (Matthew 3:16—17).

Having this knowledge helps to explain what happened next in the account, as the same Spirit that descended on him after his baptism ″immediately drove him out into the desert.″ (See Mark 1:12) There, Jesus overcame 40 days of temptation in the desert, which stands in stark contrast to Israel’s complaining against the Lord throughout the same time period (see, for example, Exod.16).When we look at Jesus’ steadfast fidelity in the desert, we witness a Messiah who has not only received the sign of his Father’s unchanging favor, but who also fully exemplifies it, as he said: ″For I always do the things that are agreeable to him″ (John 8:29).Aside from establishing Jesus’ status as the genuine Israel via obedience, his baptism also establishes his journey toward the crucifixion.In Luke 12:50, Jesus exclaims, ″I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my agony until it is done!″ In addition, we learn in Mark 10 that Jesus’ career would climax in a baptism in which he will ″give his life as a ransom for many″ (Mark 10:45).

  • (See Mark 10:45.) Baptism is both a cleansing and a judgment in the eyes of Christ.
  • His ministry did not follow a haphazard path; rather, it was constantly defined by his baptism and directed toward the cross.
  • The Baptism of Christ and Our Baptism We are united to Christ via our baptism, which both refers to what he will do for us and announces that it has been accomplished!
  • According to Paul, ″Do you not realize that those of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have also been baptized into his death?″ In order for us to share in Christ’s resurrection from the dead, we were buried with him in baptism into death so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.
  • After all, if we have been linked with him in a death like to his, we will undoubtedly be united with him in a resurrection similar to his.″ (See Romans 6:3-5) The act of Christ has transformed for us what was for him a duty, a judgment, and a death into the very hope of ″newness of life.″ The assurance of a lovely friendship with God that is based on grace that we get through baptism is a wonderful gift.
  1. In other words, because Christ’s baptism carried him to the tomb and back, it promises us that our destiny is now to rise with him in the resurrection.
  2. Because this is the case–because we now have the Holy Spirit–we are reminded of this particular promise from our Lord Christ every time we think of our baptism, or witness a baptism, which is as follows: ″For sin will have no power over you because you are not under the law but under grace,″ says the Bible (Rom.
  3. 6:14).

Why was Jesus baptized?

What was the purpose of Jesus being baptized in the Jordan River by the prophet John the Baptist?Answer: Strangely enough, John himself was perplexed as to why Jesus had come to him to be baptized!This historical occurrence is recorded in all four gospels (Matthew 3:13 – 17, Mark 1:9 – 11, Luke 3:21 – 22 and John 1:28 – 34), with Matthew and John providing the most detailed accounts.However, before we can directly address your question, we must first discuss the relationship that exists between John and Jesus.It is recorded in the Scriptures that John was aware, even before to baptizing Jesus, that his teaching was paving the way for the coming of the Messiah (John 1:23).

Yet, at the same time, he admits on two separate occasions that he did not know for certain who the Lamb of God was in the first place (verses 31, 33).In spite of the fact that Jesus and John were related via their mothers (Luke 1:36), John spent the most of his life in the hill area of Hebron (Luke 1:80), whereas Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth was more than 50 miles (80 kilometers) distant.As a result, it is probable that they did not maintain a personal contact with one another throughout time.Christ’s Baptism is a significant event in the history of the church.

  1. Andrea del Verrocchio is a fictional character created by author Andrea del Verrocchio.
  2. As Jesus approached him in the Jordan, the Holy Spirit in John was certain that the person coming toward him was the Messiah, and the Holy Spirit confirmed this to him.
  3. The sign proving (but only to John) that Christ was the Messiah will take place immediately following the baptism of the Lord (John 1:33).
  4. Upon seeing the Lord approaching the Jordan, John the Baptist exclaimed, ″I require Your baptism, and You come to me?″ The following passages are from Matthew 3:13-14, HBFV.
  5. The Bible then goes on to explain why the Son of God was required to be baptized.

″You must tolerate it at this time,″ Jesus said in response to John, ″since it is proper for us to complete all righteousness in this manner″ (Matthew 3:15).The Lord was not baptized as a symbol of repentance from sin, as were all the other people who came to John for baptism.The reason he surrendered himself to this modest deed (see Philippians 2:8) was because it was in accordance with God’s purpose for him.That he was submitting himself completely under the guidance of our heavenly Father was an obvious indication of his decision.This is supported by the events that occurred afterward.Then, immediately after He was baptized, Jesus arose from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descend as a dove, and drop upon Him…″ John 1:32; Matthew 3:16, as well as Mark 1:10 – 11, Luke 3:22, and John 1:32.) Several Old Testament predictions were fulfilled as a result of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus and the voice of God from heaven (Psalm 2:7, Isaiah 11:2, 42:1, 21, 61:1).

During the fall of the year 26 A.D., Jesus was around thirty years old when he was baptized (Luke 3:23).Because it marks the beginning of Christ’s three and a half year earthly career, which would culminate in the spring of 30 A.D., this event is significant in the Bible’s chronology.Soon after his face-to-face contact with John the Baptist, he was subjected to a forty-day and forty-night trial by the devil (Matthew 4, Luke 4).

He did it to show us something.

The Bible says, ″In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and he was baptized in the Jordan by John″ (Mk 1:9).The new covenant’s cornerstone, however, was not in need of (marginal) cleansing from the old covenant.By definition, this was not a Christian baptism, because the cornerstone of the Christian faith is Jesus Christ.Furthermore, this symbol of penance for sins has no impact on the One who, by definition, has no sin from which to be cleansed.This appears to be a meaningless baptism in such case.

Despite this…

By His baptism, Jesus manifests His Father’s saving plan

Jesus goes through this ceremony not for Himself, but for the sake of the rest of us.Indeed, He serves as a dividing line between the two Testaments through His person.Jesus is both the climax of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.It is through himself that he assures the continuance of their relationship.The same God, however, is the one who forgives both before Him and through Him.

He is the same God who created the universe.The baptism decreed by Jesus and administered by John serves as the master plan for the creation of the whole Bible.The same merciful God forgives, rescues, and loves us all.Jesus does not desire to live, but rather to demonstrate.

  1. He is the physical expression of the Father’s purpose for salvation.
  2. The same is true of the liturgy: it reveals what God wishes to provide us.
  3. ″Our praises contribute nothing to your magnificence, but they benefit us for salvation, through Christ our Lord,″ stated St.
  4. Augustine, who was quoted in the prologue to the Mass.
  5. We express our gratitude to God for being our God.

It is he who makes us participants in his majesty.Yes, God is completely aware of what we ask of Him, but he prefers that we ask Him for ourselves and through Christ rather than for others.That is beneficial to us because it elevates us to a higher level of consciousness.

Prayer that profoundly transforms us

We must recognize how powerful prayer, and particularly the liturgy, which serves as the channel for all conceivable prayer, can be in bringing about transformation.It is not that it delivers miracles in the sense of ″I pray, and hey presto!it works!″ or ″I pray, and hey presto!it works!″ However, it has a profound effect on us.The process converts us into Christians and, as such, educates us to perceive and act in accordance with God’s will.

Because of this metamorphosis, our ideas and behaviors are shaped as well.As a result, the outcome is no longer the same.That’s the only thing that has changed!When we turn to God, we are doing a miracle.

  1. This is something that those who pray the office virtually every day — vespers, for example, or complines — are familiar with.
  2. Their prayers provide the oxygen that the Church need.
  3. Thierry-Dominique Humbrech is a brother that lives in France.
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If Jesus was without sin, then why was He baptized by John the Baptist? I thought baptism was a sign of repentance and our faith, but Jesus didn’t need to repent, did He?

No, Jesus did not need to repent of his misdeeds since He was the only person in all of human history who had never committed a single sin in his life.The rationale is that He was God manifested in human flesh, sent from heaven on that first Christmas to redeem us from our sins and bring us back to God.So why would Jesus go out of his way to find John and be baptized by him at the Jordan River?In Matthew 3:13-17, the Bible provides an account of this event.For the simple fact that Jesus, the spotless Son of God, took upon Himself your sins and mine sins, as well as the sins of the entire human race, is the reason for this.

He didn’t have to die, and he didn’t have to be baptized, either — at least not until He became the bearer of all our sins, that is.This He accomplished by coming to earth to be among us.To put it another way, Jesus showed from the very beginning of His mission that He was the prophesied Messiah and (in the words of John the Baptist) ″the Lamb of God, who wipes away the sin of the world!″ (See also John 1:29).His baptism served as a symbol of this profound truth, which was instantly verified by a voice from heaven, who said, ″This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am pleased″ (Matthew 3:17).

  1. While it is true that Jesus did not need to repent, it is also true that we need, for we have sinned and our only hope is in Christ and His atoning sacrifice for us.
  2. Is it possible for you to open up your heart and your life to His forgiveness and purifying power?

Why Did Jesus Need to Be Baptized?

What would be included in a catalog of behaviors that are vital to the Christian faith, if such a catalog were to be compiled?It would be reasonable to expect baptism to be included among the list of requirements, if at all.When Jesus commands his followers to become disciples (Matt.28:18–20), baptism is one of the mechanisms by which he accomplishes this task.It was also essential to the proclamation of the gospel during the time of the church’s founding, on the Feast of Pentecost (Acts 2:38).

The notion that Christians should be baptized, regardless of when or how they do so, is fundamental to the Christian faith, to put it simply.It should come as no surprise that this is the case.The fact that Jesus himself was baptized, on the other hand, may come as a surprise.Baptism was not only something Jesus instructed his disciples to undergo, but it was also something he himself experienced at some point.

  1. Even though we are familiar with the Gospel texts, the notion that Jesus submitted himself to baptism may still seem strange to us.
  2. Consider that the baptism Jesus underwent was John’s baptism, which is defined as (1) accompanying ″repentance″ (Matt.
  3. 3:2), (2) in combination with people ″confessing their sins″ (Matt.
  4. 3:6), and (3) as a method of ″fleeing from the approaching vengeance″ (Matt.
  5. 3:7).

(Matt.3:7).Not much thought is required to realize that what is said about Jesus in the New Testament does not appear to be consistent with the rest of what the Bible says about him: that he was God’s virgin-born Son (Matt.1:19–25), sinless (2 Cor.5:21; Heb.4:15), perfectly obedient Son (Heb.

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5:8–9; John 17:4), fully pleasing to the Father (Matt.3:17), who pre-existed as God but Nonetheless, Jesus declares that it is proper and right for him to be immersed (Matt.3:15).Ultimately, all of this raises the question of why Jesus needed to be baptized in the first place.

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Both Mark and Luke report this story but don’t address the question (Mark 1:9–11; Luke 3:21–22).John’s Gospel doesn’t provide us the circumstances of Jesus’s baptism but highlights the same result as the other Gospels—that the Spirit of God descended on Jesus, anointing him as the Son of God (John 1:32–34).Only Matthew raises the problem by presenting an element of the account that the other Gospel writers don’t—John himself was hesitant to baptize Jesus.John, aware that Jesus wasn’t just another person coming to repent and confess his sins, protests: “I need to be baptized by you, but you are coming to me?” (Matt.3:14).

Even though we are familiar with the Gospel texts, the notion that Jesus submitted himself to baptism may still seem strange to us.Jesus’s answer to John’s reluctance is informative, both in addressing our issue and also in exposing an essential component of Matthew’s theology.Jesus said, “Let it be so, for it is fitting in this way for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Matt.3:15).

  1. (Matt.
  2. 3:15).
  3. This is a weighty answer, containing two words—“fulfill” and “righteousness”—that are central ideas in Matthew’s Gospel.
  4. Something major is going on here.
  5. Nonetheless, Jesus’s response to John remains a bit esoteric for most readers today.

So allow me to provide the following paraphrase: Jesus is fulfilling his role as the obedient Son of God by practicing the required righteousness of submitting to God’s will to repent (i.e., to live in the world wholeheartedly devoted to God) (i.e., to live in the world wholeheartedly devoted to God).

How Does a Sinless Man Repent?

There are a few of parts to this that we need to examine in order to fully comprehend it.According to Matthew’s definition, righteousness is whole-person behavior that is in accordance with God’s will, nature, and upcoming kingdom.The apostle Paul uses this term in a variety of different contexts, but Matthew’s usage is more characteristic of the Old Testament notion of heartfelt, steadfast devotion to God.By consenting to John’s baptism, Jesus demonstrates to the world that he is the good and obedient Son of God who fully fulfills God’s desire.Second, we must grasp the meaning of the term ″repentance.″ Today, this expression frequently conjures up the picture of a person standing on a street corner holding a sandwich board that reads, ″The end is approaching!″ Biblical repentance is wider and more tailored to the needs of the individual.

It is an urgent invitation to realign our values, habits, affections, thinking, and conduct in light of a different worldview, one that is anchored in the revelation of God’s nature and impending rule (Matt.3:2; 4:17).In a nutshell, repentance implies ″take up your cross and follow me!″ Not in the sense of turning away from sin (which our repentance must involve, although Jesus’ does not), but rather in the sense of devoting himself to completely carrying out God’s purpose on earth.After sending John as the final herald of the King’s coming, God now calls on Jesus to follow in his footsteps and accomplish his mission by consenting to John’s baptism.

  1. In this way, whatever reservations we (and John) might have regarding why Jesus would be baptized by John are dispelled.
  2. Even though he is a virgin-born, divine-incarnate, and one-of-a-kind individual in the world, the Son aspires to be completely submissive to his Father (i.e., righteous).
  3. Consequently, he must adhere to the God-ordained message of life-dedication proclaimed by John in order to save his soul.
  4. Using the term ″fulfillment″ of all righteousness refers to what Matthew has been arguing frequently from the beginning of his book (Matt.
  5. 1:18–2:23), and what he will continue to do in the following stories (Matt.

4:14–16; 5:17): that God has fulfilled all righteousness.— Jesus is the culmination of all of God’s activities in the world.He is the ultimate destination and culmination of all of God’s rescuing action.In order to fulfill God’s promise to send John as the ultimate herald of the King’s coming, Jesus now falls into line with this and submits himself to John’s baptism.

Jesus as the Last Adam

So, what was the reason for Jesus’ baptism?We believe this is because Jesus’ aim in becoming the Savior of the world is centered on his own unwavering obedience to the Father.Philippians 2:8 and Romans 5:18 both say that he was obedient up to the point of death on the cross, which resulted in our redemption.″Jesus is depicted in the Gospel as the final Adam whose obedience is required for God’s people to experience the rewards of redemption,″ writes Brandon Crowe, in an useful summary.Jesus’ baptism marks the beginning of his mission as the obedient Son, as well as the beginning of his role as a paradigm of what it is to be faithful to God.

Our baptism does not take place merely because he did.It is through his baptism that we receive the Holy Spirit; it is by his baptism that we are baptized into him.The church’s continuous practice of baptism, like another fundamental ritual, the Lord’s Supper, is both a repetition of and a change of Jesus’ personal act in the aftermath of Pentecost.Our Lord Jesus was baptized as a symbol of his devotion (wholehearted obedience), and in doing so, we are following in his footsteps.

  1. As a result of the fact that Christ is more than a model, his own baptism is altered in our experience at the same time.
  2. Our baptism does not take place merely because he did.
  3. It is through him that we are baptized, and it is through him that we are baptized with the Holy Spirit.
  4. Though, like John the Baptist, we may have been bewildered as to why Jesus was baptized at first, we can now understand that Jesus’ baptism was an essential aspect of his redemptive mission in the world, and that it should always be remembered as such.

Why is Jesus baptized by John?

What was the reason for Jesus’ baptism? Because Jesus was God’s son, he was without sin, and hence had no need to seek forgiveness from anyone else. John attempted to refuse to baptize Jesus, claiming that it should be he, John, who should be baptized by Jesus instead… Jesus’ baptism was also an occasion for him to demonstrate his authority when God revealed to him that he was his Son.

Where did Jesus get baptized?

Baptism Site ″Bethany across the Jordan″ (Al-Maghtas) is recognized by the majority of Christian churches to be the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus, according to the Gospel of Matthew.

Who was the first person to be baptized?

The practice of baptism has its origins in the Old Testament. Matthew 3:5 refers to John the Baptist baptizing many, yet there is no mention of him as a single individual as the first. In the New Testament, Jesus, on the other hand, is the first person to be recognized as having been baptized. According to tradition, John Baptist was the first.

How old was Jesus when baptized?

Age 30 marked a watershed moment in the history of both the Levites and the rabbis, as it marked the beginning of their respective ministries and teachings.In order to be baptized by John at the Jordan River when Jesus ″began to be around thirty years of age,″ he traveled to Bethlehem.(See also Luke 3:23.) Articles on ThaJokes are based on information that we have gathered from various sources on the internet.When it comes to data collection, we rely on reputable sources.The material provided on this website may be partial or erroneous, despite the ongoing care and attention we devote to its compilation.

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Most frequently asked questions

Who baptized John?

Paul next traveled to Ephesus, where he saw individuals who had been baptized by Apollos into ″John’s baptism,″ but who had not yet ″received the spirit.″ When Paul rebaptized them, ″the holy spirit descended upon them, and they prophesied in tongues″ as a result of the second baptism (19:1-7).

Was John the Baptist the same age as Jesus?

Originally Answered: How old was John the Baptist at the time of Jesus’ conception? John and Jesus were around 6 months apart in age.

Was Adam Baptised?

Adam is considered to be ″the world’s first Christian,″ as well as ″the world’s first prophet,″ according to popular belief. Adam was instructed in the plan of salvation, was baptized in water in the name of Jesus Christ, received the gift of the Holy Ghost, and was invested with the Melchizedek priesthood, among other things.

Who Baptised the disciples?

At Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist, it is unmistakably obvious that all twelve Apostles were there with him. There were most likely many more of his disciples present with them as well, if not more. When Peter and the others came to the decision regarding who would take Judas’ position in the upper chamber, there were around 120 people there.

What 3 things happened when Jesus was Baptised?

  • There were several noteworthy occurrences that occurred at the time of Jesus’ baptism: the heavens were opened, God’s spirit fell on Jesus, and God’s voice was heard.

Jesus is Baptized by John

How many temptations did Jesus have?

It is possible to get insight into the challenges that Jesus was grappling with during his forty days in the desert by looking at the three temptations recorded in Matthew. ″Tell these stones to become bread″ – The first issue that Jesus faced was deciding how to use his miraculous ability, whether to use it for his own selfish gain or to for the greater good of others.

How many people did Jesus raise from the dead?

This is the first of three miracles performed by Jesus in the canonical gospels in which he raises the dead; the other two miracles are the resurrection of Jairus’ daughter and the rising of Lazarus, respectively.

Who did Jesus say John the Baptist?

John expressly declares that Jesus is the one ″who baptizes with the Holy Spirit,″ and he even proclaims a ″belief that he is the Son of God″ and ″believe that he is the Lamb of God″ in his baptism of Jesus.

Is baptism a salvation?

″Baptism for the forgiveness of sins″ and ″washing away your sins″ are two of the common phrases used to describe baptism (Acts 2:38; 22:16).Unless one is willing to assert that one can be saved even if their sins are not forgiven, one must acknowledge that baptism is a requirement for salvation.He prioritizes the importance of hearing, believing, and baptism over the importance of being saved.

What Jesus said about baptism?

″Therefore, go and make disciples of all countries, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to follow everything I have told you,″ reads Matthew 28:19-20.

Where is the Garden of Eden?

There have been a number of different hypotheses for its location among historians who believe it to have existed, including the head of the Persian Gulf, southern Mesopotamia (now Iraq), where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet the sea, and Armenia.

Who created Adam and Eve?

Following is a description of the beginning of mankind from the Bible (Genesis 2:7): ″The Lord God created man from dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.″ In such case, God named the man Adam, and he subsequently produced Eve from one of Adam’s ribs.

What does the Catholic Church teach about baptism?

When newborns are baptized in the Catholic Church, it is done to welcome them into the Catholic faith as well as to release them from the original sin that they were born with. The sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders are the first seven sacraments of the Catholic Church.

Why do Christians get baptized?

The Bible commands Christians to be baptized, thus they follow the commandment. Baptism represents the beginning of a new life in Christ. It demonstrates their desire to publicly celebrate a new life in Christ and to make a public commitment to Jesus. Additionally, being baptized is a method to be filled with the Holy Spirit and to experience the power of God.

Why was Jesus water baptized?

The situation was different in Jesus’ case because heaven was about to open above the Jordan River, and the Holy Spirit was going to leave heaven and come down to meet Jesus up close and personally. It is possible that Jesus was baptized in order to prepare himself for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, similar to how he was washed in the Jordan River.

Who spoke from the sky when Jesus was baptized?

When Jesus Christ was prepared to begin his public ministry work on Earth, according to the Bible, the prophet John the Baptist baptized him in the Jordan River, and miraculous evidence of Jesus’ divinity occurred, including the following: The Holy Spirit appeared in the form of a dove, and the voice of God the Father could be heard speaking from the heavenly realm.

Who died first John the Baptist or Jesus?

In accordance with the accounts contained in all four of the New Testament’s canonical gospels, as well as the Jewish historian Josephus, John the Baptist was assassinated on the orders of a local governor sometime before Jesus’ crucifixion.

What is the relationship between John the Baptist and Jesus?

John the Baptist was a Jewish prophet who lived a life of asceticism and was often regarded as the precursor of Jesus by Christians. In preparation for God’s Final Judgment, John taught about God’s Final Judgment and baptized contrite disciples. Baptism was performed on Jesus, who was among those who were baptized.

Did John the Baptist prepare the way for Jesus?

The fact that John the Baptist was sent to prepare the way for the Lord is something that is frequently overlooked or forgotten. The majority of people would undoubtedly argue that he accomplished this just by preaching about Christ’s impending return. His prophetic ministry required him to replicate Christ’s life in advance, which distinguished him from previous saints.

Can you get baptized at Al-Maghtas?

Yes, it is possible to get baptized.

Where is Al-Maghtas?

Located in the Jordan Valley, north of the Dead Sea, the Baptism Site ″Bethany beyond the Jordan″ (Al-Maghtas) commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ.Tell el-Kharrar, also known as Jabal Mar Elias, and the region of the Churches of St.John the Baptist are two different archaeological locations on the site.Tell el-Kharrar, also known as Jabal Mar Elias, is a large, open-air archaeological excavation site.

Where was Jesus baptized Jordan?

The Al-Maghtas ruins, which are located on the Jordanian bank of the Jordan River, were the site of Jesus’ baptism and the beginning of the ministry of John the Baptist.

Did John the Baptist have a son?

In the books of Luke and Acts, According to the Gospel of Luke, a description of John’s childhood is included, in which he is introduced as the miracle son of Zechariah, an elderly priest, and his wife Elizabeth, who had reached menopause and was thus unable to bear children.

See also:  Who Did Jesus Resurrect?

Are there two Bethany’s in the Bible?

Given that there are two sites in the Bible with the name Bethany, it would be helpful if the query was more precise. The original Bethany was a village ″about two miles″ distant from Jerusalem (John 11:18, using the Roman ″stadia″ as a unit of measurement), and it served as Jesus’ de facto residence in the region of Judea throughout his ministry there.

Is Bethany and Bethabara the same?

There have also been several other names for the location, including Bethany (meaning ″beyond the Jordan″) and Bethabara (Hebrew: ).In current usage, the name refers primarily to the eastern side of the site, which is officially known as Baptism Site ″Bethany Beyond the Jordan,″ an archaeological World Heritage site in Jordan that is located on the east bank of the Jordan River and is officially known as Bethany Beyond the Jordan.

What river did John the Baptist baptizing?

There have also been several other names for the location, including Bethany (meaning ″beyond the Jordan″) and Bethabara (Hebrew: ).In modern usage, the term refers mostly to the eastern side of the site, which is formally recognized as Baptism Site ″Bethany Beyond the Jordan,″ an archaeological World Heritage site in Jordan that is located on the east bank of the Jordan River and is designated as such.

Where did Jesus get buried?

Outside the city’s perimeter walls. Traditionally, Jews were not allowed to be buried within city limits; hence, according to the Gospels, Jesus was buried outside of Jerusalem, at the site of his crucifixion on Golgotha (also known as ″the place of skulls″).

What was Jesus’s religion?

Of course, Jesus was born into a Jewish family. He was born in Galilee, a Jewish region of the globe, to a Jewish mother and a Jewish father. All of his friends, companions, coworkers, and disciples were Jews, and he had no problem with it. He was a regular attendee of Jewish community worship services, which we refer to as synagogues.

At what age did Jesus get baptized?

Age 30 marked a watershed moment in the history of both the Levites and the rabbis, as it marked the beginning of their respective ministries and teachings. In order to be baptized by John at the Jordan River when Jesus ″began to be around thirty years of age,″ he traveled to Bethlehem. (See also Luke 3:23.)

What’s the last word of the Bible?

‘In the beginning…″ are the opening three words of the Bible, and the last word in the Bible is the word ″Amen.″

Did John the Baptist get baptized?

… ″Because he was baptized while still in his childhood, and was ordained to this power by an angel of God when he was eight days old, to overthrow the kingdom of the Jews, and to make straight the way of the Lord before the face of his people, to prepare them for the coming of the Lord, in whose hand he was entrusted…″

Did Jesus and John the Baptist grow up together?

Despite the fact that Our Lord and St.John the Baptist were distant cousins, the two of Them were never in each other’s company again after their mothers’ pregnancies ended until they were adults.You see, just as Our Lord’s parents were forced to go to Egypt in order to save Him from Herod’s persecution, St.Francis was forced to flee to Egypt in order to save Himself from Herod’s persecution.

How did Jesus describe John the Baptist?

John the Baptist, according to Jesus, was the greatest of all prophets. In his words, John’s mission had been predicted in the scriptures before his birth. That John was a messenger and a precursor for Christ. John was a nomad who lived in the bush.

Did John the Baptist write any of the Bible?

The apostle John of Revelation was one of Jesus’ twelve followers. He is the same John who penned the Gospel of John as well as the Epistles of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John, all of which are included in the New Testament. Unlike other prophets, John the Baptist did not produce any writings that we are aware of — and he had his own group of disciples.

What did Mary of Bethany do?

The anointing of Jesus, which is recorded in the Gospel of John and in which a woman pours the entire contents of an alabastron of extremely expensive perfume over the feet of Jesus, is a tale in which Mary of Bethany plays a significant part.

What is the significance of Peter denying Jesus three times?

Originally Answered: Why did Peter deny Jesus three times in the Gospel of Matthew? Because he was frightened to death. He was one of the first disciples to be called by Jesus personally, and as a result, he spent around three years traveling with him.

Where did the disciples go after Jesus left?

The Apostles helped to spread Christianity. Following the death of Jesus, the Apostles introduced Christianity from Jerusalem to Damascus, then to Antioch, then to Asia Minor, then to Greece, and eventually to the Roman Empire.

Where is bethabara in the Bible?

Bethabara is the name given to the location where Jesus Christ was baptized (Al-Maghtas). It is situated on the Jordanian side of the river, in the country’s territorial waters. Because the river’s path has altered several times over the previous two thousand years, there has been a disagreement between Israel and Jordan on the precise location of the baptism.

What does the name Bethabara mean?

The meaning of the name Bethabara according to Biblical Names is: The home of confidence.

What is the meaning of Bethabara?

Defintion of bethabara: any one of many British Guiana timber trees belonging to the genus Tabebuia that produce dense, durable wood.

How many temptations did Jesus have?

It is possible to get insight into the challenges that Jesus was grappling with during his forty days in the desert by looking at the three temptations recorded in Matthew. ″Tell these stones to become bread″ – The first issue that Jesus faced was deciding how to use his miraculous ability, whether to use it for his own selfish gain or to for the greater good of others.

What did John the Baptist used in baptizing Jesus?

In the form of a dove, which is commonly used as a sign of peace, God’s spirit is depicted as descending on Jesus. This provides Jesus with the authority to equip him for his work.

Did those baptized by John did not have to be baptized with the new sacrament of baptism established by our Lord?

Baptism in the name of Jesus was administered to some of the believers who had previously been baptized by John the Baptist. Neither baptism nor circumcision are required. Baptism serves as a public declaration to others of your conviction that Jesus is God’s son.

Did Jesus have a wife?

According to a new book, Jesus Christ and his wife Mary Magdalene had two children.

Who was the angel at the tomb?

John 20:12
James Tissot‘s The Angel Seated on the Stone of the Tomb.
Book Gospel of John
Christian Bible part New Testament

Who was the first person Jesus appeared to?

Ninety-nine days after his resurrection, on the first day of the week, Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had driven out seven devils the day before.

Is Mary Magdalene Jesus wife?

Mary Magdalene in the role of dependable disciple The Bible, on the other hand, provided no indication that Mary Magdalene was Jesus’ wife. One can’t get a sense of that type of connection from any of the four canonical gospels, despite the fact that they include the women who travel with Jesus and, in some cases, their husbands’ names as well.

What was Jesus real name?

Jesus’ given name in Hebrew was ″Yeshua,″ which translates to ″Joshua″ in the English language.

What religion was Moses?

Moses
Died Mount Nebo, Moab
Nationality Israelite
Known for Prophet
Spouse(s) Zipporah / Cushite woman

Who was the first person to be baptized?

The people of Israel traveling to the Jordan River to be baptized by John the Baptist were the first documented baptisms in the Bible, according to the Bible (Matthew 3:4-5). That is, at the very least, the first group. Jesus of Nazareth was the first person in the Bible to be water baptized, according to the Bible’s records (Matthew 3:16).

What did Jesus do at the age of 12?

As a child, Jesus travels with his parents, as well as a large group of relatives and acquaintances, to Jerusalem on a trip ″in accordance with the custom″ – that is, for Passover…. The loosing of Jesus is the third of Mary’s Seven Sorrows, and the finding of Jesus in the Temple is the fifth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary, which takes place on the Feast of the Annunciation.

Was John the Baptist the same age as Jesus?

Originally Answered: How old was John the Baptist at the time of Jesus’ conception? John and Jesus were around 6 months apart in age.

What was Jesus last word on earth?

″Father, into your hands I commit my spirit,″ were Jesus’ last words as he hung on the cross (Luke 23:46). Matthew 28:18–20 is the recording of Jesus’ final statements on earth. The choice of these final words was not made by chance, and I do not believe they were said in a state of despair.

What is the oldest man in the Bible?

With 969 years, he had the longest human lifetime of any of the people mentioned in the Bible.Methuselah was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah, according to the Book of Genesis.He was the son of Enoch, the father of Lamech, and the grandfather of Noah.Methuselah is also referenced in the Bible in other places, including genealogy in 1 Chronicles and the Gospel of Luke.

What was the first word of God?

Koine Greek Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.
Sahidic Coptic to English In the beginning existed the Word, and the Word existed with the God, and a God was the Word.
Latin Vulgate In principio erat Verbum, et Verbum erat apud Deum, et Deus erat Verbum.

Are John the Baptist and John the Apostle the same?

The names John the Apostle and John the Evangelist refer to the same individual. John was one of Jesus’ inner three disciples, as well as the one whom Jesus loved and one of the twelve disciples. John the Baptist, on the other hand, is an entirely different individual. Born precisely six months before the birth of Jesus.

Did John the Baptist forgive sins?

Because John the Baptist was not a priest nor a blameless individual, nor was he the Messiah, he was unable to pardon sins. Sin is defined as a violation against God or as a separation from God.

Was Jesus and John the Baptist related?

Eli, the father of Mary, was Anna’s first husband; Elizabeth married Zachariah, the priest of Aaron, and their son was John the Baptist. When Jesus, at the age of thirty, requested to be baptized by his cousin John, John agreed. Their sons, James and John, were chosen as Apostles because they were among the relatives who were closest to Jesus.

Are John and Jesus cousins?

Eli, the father of Mary, was Anna’s first husband; Elizabeth married Zachariah, the priest of Aaron, and their son was John the Baptist; and so on.In response to Jesus’ request for baptism when he was 30 years old, his cousin John performed the ceremony.Their sons, James and John, were chosen to be Apostles because they were among the relatives closest to Jesus who were considered for the position.

Who is the mother of John the Baptist?

Evangelist John the Baptist describes Elizabeth as the mother of John the Baptist and the wife of Zechariah. According to the Gospel of Luke, Elizabeth was also known as Elisabeth. She was born in the year 60 BCE to Zechariah and Elizabeth, who were both named Elizabeth.

What day is Jesus’s birthday?

Year Date Day
2022 December 25 Sunday
2023 December 25 Monday
2024 December 25 Wednesday
2025 December 25 Thursday

Jesus’ baptism (Mark 1: 9–13) – The identity of Jesus – CCEA – GCSE Religious Studies Revision – CCEA

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  • The baptism of Jesus is mentioned in each of the four gospel accounts. A ‘harmony of the gospels’ is a term used to describe this type of agreement between the gospels. The baptism of Jesus is a significant event in the life and ministry of Jesus. The bond between Father and Son, as well as the use of the term ‘Son of God,’ are clearly demonstrated in this narrative. The events that transpired during Jesus’ baptism are all indications of the presence of God. The sky were thrown open. Heaven has traditionally served as a sign of God’s presence, and the opening of the heavens indicates God’s desire to be closer to people. Some academics believe that this incident was merely a vision that Jesus saw alone, as no one else witnessed it
  • the Spirit of God descended in the form of a dove, according to these researchers. Throughout the Old Testament, doves were used as a symbol to announce the advent of good news — for example, when a dove announced that the deluge had been brought to an end in the account of Noah. It has come to be seen as a sign of peace, and in modern Christianity, it is viewed as a representation of the Holy Spirit.
  • ″You are my son, whom I adore, and I am happy with you,″ said a voice from Heaven, addressing the boy. This affirmed Jesus’ status as the Son of God, and it would have given him the confidence he needed to carry out his mission on earth.

Why did Jesus get baptised?

Because Jesus was God’s son, he was without sin, and hence had no need to seek forgiveness from anyone else.In an attempt to prevent Jesus from baptizing him, John asserted that it was he, John, who should be baptized by Jesus.Jesus was baptized, according to Christians, in order for him to become a human being just like us.This demonstrates his tremendous humility.He established a high standard for us to emulate.

Jesus’ baptism was also an occasion for him to demonstrate his authority when God revealed to him that he was his Son.

Infant versus adult baptism

  1. The baptism of Jesus took place at the age of thirty-one.
  2. Some Christian churches continue to practice this tradition to this day.
  3. This is done in order for the adult to select a Christian way of life and to commit to following it – for example, by believers’ baptism.
  4. When Roman Catholics are baptized as newborns, they are clea

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