ANSWERS: 20
  • Do you expect John to have known it? Anyway even Jews have a form of baptism!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Your question doesn't answer my question. Thumbs up anyways for giving it a try.
    • Vittorio 'Sam' Manunta-Lowell
      My answer makes sense to ME!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Since your answer makes sense to you, why would Jesus who is "perfect" get baptized? This is not about the sinful Jews, but about a sinless Savior.
  • To set an example.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Thumbs up for sharing.
  • I had to go look this one up although I was told one time years ago. The answer is not easy as it covers many things. One reason was it was required to enter the priest hood. I question this as the Jews would not have required this. Although Jesus was without sin He was confirming life after death and His resurrection. We are born into the life of Jesus and God through baptism and the forgiveness of sin. I am sure there is more because I read only a few of the many references. More people need to take time to do some research even when they think they know the answer.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      These type of religious questions are educative. Putting the pieces to the puzzle is a great way to conclude the metaphor.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      BobJ, it's quite the contrary. The trustworthiness of the Bible is essential to a well-grounded Christian worldview, since it provides a foundation for authority that transcends the limitations of human reason and experience. The historicity of Jesus Christ is well-established by early Roman, Greek, and Jewish sources, and these extrabiblical writings affirm the major details of the New Testament portrait of the Lord.
  • to set an example for us to follow. And also to show us that Jesus Christ Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit are three separate entities that are one in purpose. The father spoke from heaven when Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan and the Holy Ghost descended in the form of a dove.
  • "To fulfill all righteousness."
    • Iron Mask
      Yep
  • Only as a ceremony to show how God cleanses our sins.
  • He was baptized as an example for us.
  • Ask John the Baptist.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      While everybody else gave some good answers, you still get a thumbs up anyway for sharing your level of intelligence.
  • There is no way to PM on this site so I am just going to use this question to PM you: Jennny_Rizzo - your posts and profile are awesome!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Thanks for your support! Feel free to leave a comment on any subject you find interest in.
  • so we'd learn from him to get baptized ourselves
    • pearllederman
      didnt realize i looked dumb
    • Rick Myres
      You don't look dumb. Jenny was only joking. That is a phrase I don't hear or see very often anymore. Some used to say "Am I as dumb as you think I look?"
    • pearllederman
      okay, thought she was serious
    • Rick Myres
      That is OK. I have bad days too.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      pearllederman, do you need eyeglasses?
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Rick, some people are just too serious. lol
    • pearllederman
      i already have eyeglasses since im nearsighted
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      pearllederman, try looking closer. It's okay, you can trust me. I am known for giving AB members a Facepalm after their mistakes. I won't give you one, since I figured you missed something in my comment. If you read my first comment again, I added a wink. Therefore, you do need eyeglasses. I rest my case.
    • Linda Joy
      What you perceive as their mistakes! And no, Rick. She is often rude to those she thinks are beneath her. She does it all the time then edits her comments.
    • Linda Joy
      Here is another example from this very thread where she assumes she's smarter than Eric. Her thinly veiled condescension is obvious to me! "Jenny_Rizzo While everybody else gave some good answers, you still get a thumbs up anyway for sharing your level of intelligence"
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, you have no idea what you are saying. I did not edit my comments. Rick was in these comments last week before you decided to participate just now. The first comment I added in this thread was removed. It was nothing rude. Before I had a chance to explain what I said in my first comment, Rick got to it faster. Then I clarified in my previous comment that I had added a wink. It's not fault you and pearllederman can't see well.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, to the other ABer you mentioned, you missed something. I gave him a thumbs up for sharing what little information he could.
    • Linda Joy
      I've seen you change MANY posts you've made before. And I believe you also changed your question and then let Roaring think it was his fault! And it's not about a stupid thumbs up! Its about your condescension . And calling others stupid and idiots. And you're not licensed to diagnose vision issues! I see very clearly and I've been blessed with discernment That's how I've known You're a deciever from the beginning! Using two accounts and blaming AB for the so called error when I called you on it!
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, quote: "I've seen you change MANY posts you've made before." Once again, I did not change my comment in this thread. The first comment I added to pearllederman was removed. Rick knows what I added in my first comment. That's why you see him on this thread.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, quote: "And it's not about a stupid thumbs up! Its about your condescension ." Answerbag is a social media website. I and anybody else has the privilege to question others in regards to their answers. Since it's not about giving a thumbs up, then obviously AB added that feature for a reason.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Linda Joy, quote: "I see very clearly and I've been blessed with discernment" I'm sure your "god" has been blessing you. You even capitalized the "He" for his name: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/1059814#a8824342 Wow, just wow! Unbelievable to know who exactly are you serving.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      Rick, as you see, Linda Joy just wants to argue. This conversation with me, you and pearllederman was over last week until she came along.
  • To show us an example of how God can cleanse our sins. It is a ceremony.
  • when getting baptized, Jesus was not dedicating himself to God, for he was already a member of a dedicated nation and, being sinless, needed no conversion. Heb 7:26 Rather, his baptism was a symbol of the presenting of himself to his heavenly Father to do His further will. And in this respect Jesus set a pattern for the baptism of his disciples.
  • He actually wasn't baptized, because Jesus is a fictional character - nobody has ever proven otherwise.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      A fictional character without giving a rational explanation as to why Jesus is fictional? Quote: "nobody has ever proven otherwise." I don't know in which world you live in, but no scholar in this modern world will deny the existence of Jesus. The historical evidence for Jesus is both long-established and widespread. Within a few decades of his supposed lifetime, he is mentioned by Jewish and Roman historians, as well as by dozens of Christian writings.
    • 1465
      "No one has ever proven otherwise" - You mean "no one has proven to your satisfaction". Deniers will never be satisfied no matter how much evidence is presented.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      1465, people like OrangeD are traumatized. Proverbs 1:33 "But whoever listens to Me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster."
  • He just needed a place to blow a lumberjack nose blow.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      ...assuming the lake you go to is polluted to give such an answer.
  • Matthew 3:13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 And John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I need to be baptized by You, and are You coming to me?” 15 But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him. It was the right thing to do. Jesus, while being God, did everything on earth as a man, and baptism to start His ministry was the right thing to do
    • No Chance Without Jesus
      Baptism is also a confession of faith
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      Thanks for sharing!
  • Luke says he was baptized so that we would have a sign that he was the savior. When John saw Jesus he knew he was the savior. According to Isaiah this would happen. - Actually, baptizing the Son of God in the Name of God, and who's father was God is kinda redundant. Don'tya think???
  • In the Bible, Jesus himself answers this question...but in a very vague and obscure way. {{ https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mat+3%3A14-15&version=NASB1995;NRSV }} I don't know how many different explanations I've heard from preachers trying to explain Jesus' answer by giving specifics...but not one of them impressed me as being more than a...flimsily-based guess. (That is: based on very flimsy evidence.) *** Conclusion: SO, in my opinion, we don't really know beyond what Jesus himself said, which is unfortunately obscure, and so we can't give a detailed explanation of his answer with any degree of confidence.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      Thanks for sharing. In Matthew 3:14-15 you added, John the Baptist insisted that Jesus baptize him. The word here is to "insist." 1. John the Baptist knew Jesus was the Messiah. 2. Jesus preferring to get baptized instead was an example to all His followers. There's nothing obscure with Jesus saying let it be so now, as in telling John the Baptist to proceed.
    • www.bible-reviews.com
      Except...that what YOU say is the explanation is not the explanation that Jesus gave. In fact: it's not even close.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      "In fact?" You have not even PROVEN what's so "very vague and obscure way" as you claim. The explanation is not from my behalf, but from Jesus' words to let it be so now. What do you not understand? Let it be so now, which also means in the meantime or meanwhile.
  • Both Mary and Joseph were mortal descendants of Adam and Eve - who committed the "original sin". Every mortal being born, consequently, was also born into sin up to and including Mary and Joseph. Being a virgin doesn't change this fact. Jesus may have committed no sin, but he was born of the flesh and therefore, born into sin nonetheless. Baptizing is a spiritual cleansing of the body where the person commits himself 100% to God. John the Baptist had to baptize Jesus to cleanse away His inherited sin before He could begin His ministry.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      Thanks for sharing! Mary was a human. No one can argue that she gave birth to a human being.
    • 1465
      This is why the Old Testament records the lineage from Adam to Jesus through "generations". It makes a connection between Jesus and the original sin committed by Eve.
  • Matt 3:15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.
  • So he wouldn't get sent to Hell.

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