Why In The World Was God Baptized?!

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Why was Jesus, the PERFECT SON OF GOD IN FLESH, baptized with John’s Baptism of Repentance? How could God in Jesus repent of his own sins when the scriptures clearly say Jesus lived as the God/Man without sin?

 In this season of Epiphany in the Christian Calendar, Pastor Timothy Brassell of  New Life Fellowship of Baltimore  points us to the answers to those questions, and more, in this GOOD NEWS message entitled, “Why In The World Was God Baptized?!”  Reading Matthew 3: 13-17, learn that the ONLY WAY to understand baptism is to begin with JESUS CHRIST!

Often-asked questions are asked, and answered, in the Light of God being Baptized in Jesus, like:

  • Is baptism primarily about your commitment to God, orrrr…is it possible that it is more about God’s commitment to you?
  • Is baptism primarily about you receiving Jesus into your life, orrrr… isn’t possible that it is more about Jesus receiving us into his love, life and relationship with his Father, the Holy Spirit, Humanity and all of creation?
  • Is baptism primarily about your own faltering faith and repentance, however good, orrrr…is it primarily about Jesus’ perfect faith and repentance on your behalf and in your place!

And, in the Light of these questions, if Jesus got baptized, Why do WE get Baptized?!

Understand your participation in Christ a little more clearly, especially since scriptures say that it was Jesus’ job (and NOT YOURS!) to FULFILL all righteousness!

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  1. Steve Finnell on

    THE BAPTISM OF JESUS BY STEVE FINNELL

    Why was Jesus baptized in water by John?

    Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to prevent Him, saying “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” 15 But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.”…..

    Question: Did Jesus fulfill all righteous before He was baptized in water? No He did not.

    Question: Was baptism just act of obedience or was it essential to fulfill all righteous?

    Question: Was Jesus baptized in water as an outward sign that He had already fulfilled all righteous?

    Question: Was the baptism of Jesus just a meaningless symbolic act?

    Question: Was Jesus baptized so He could be member of the church of John The Baptist? Of course not!

    Question: Did Jesus fulfill all righteous the moment He confessed to John that He needed to be baptized in water?

    Question: Did Jesus get baptized as a testimony to the community that He has already fulfilled all righteous?

    It is obvious that Jesus needed to to be baptized in water to fulfill all righteousness!

    IT IS OBVIOUS THAT ALL MEN NEED TO BE BAPTIZED IN WATER IN ORDER TO PUT ON THE RIGHTEOUSNESS
    OF CHRIST. Galatians 3:27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

    JESUS WAS WITHOUT SIN, YET IT WAS ESSENTIAL FOR HIM TO BAPTIZED IN WATER!

    ALL MEN HAVE SINNED, HOWEVER, MANY SAY WATER BAPTISM IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR FORGIVENESS! Men say that, but the Bible does not say that.

    Jesus was baptized in order to fulfill all righteousness.

    Christian baptism in water is in order to receive forgiveness from sin.(Acts 2:38)
    Christian baptism is in order to be clothed with Christ.(Gal. 3:27)
    Christian baptism is in order to be born again.(John 3:3)
    Christian baptism is in order to be added to the Lord’s church. (Acts 2:47)
    Christian baptism is in order to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38)
    Christian baptism in in order to enter the kingdom of God.(John 3:5)
    Christian baptism is in order to have sins washed away. (Acts 22:16)
    Christian baptism is in order to walk in a new life. (Romans 6:4)
    Christian baptism is in order to become sanctified and cleansed. (Ephesians 5:26)
    Christian baptism is in order to be saved. (Mark 16:16)
    Christian baptism is in order to have transgressions forgiven. (Colossians 2:12-13)
    Christian baptism is in order to have the body of sin destroyed. (Romans 6:6)
    Christian baptism is in order to receive the Holy Spirit. (Acts 19:2-6)
    Christian baptism is in order to be saved and added to the church. (Acts 2:40-41)
    Christian baptism is in order to be saved. 1 Peter 3:21)
    Christian baptism is in order to enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)

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