Christ was baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist. “As soon as Jesus was baptized , he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him. The Catholic baptism is done by effusion, meaning pouring water over someone’s head.
The Baptism of Jesus in 2021 is on the Sunday, 10th of Jan (1/10/ 2021 ).
This gospel, today generally believed by scholars to be the first and to have been used as a basis for Matthew and Luke, begins with Jesus ‘ baptism by John, who preached a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins. John says of Jesus that he will baptize not with water but with the Holy Spirit.
Possibility #1: Jesus was baptized in order to identify with those he came to save. And Jesus knewthat he too must identify himself with this movement towards God” John’s baptism was part of the people’s turning from sin and turning toward God. Jesus wanted to identify with this turning.
Incorporated into Christ by Baptism , the person baptized is configured to Christ. Given once for all, Baptism cannot be repeated. The baptisms of those to be received into the Catholic Church from other Christian communities are held to be valid if administered using the Trinitarian formula.
The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist is a major event in the life of Jesus which is described in three of the gospels: Matthew , Mark and Luke.
Matthew records that when Jesus asked John to baptise him, John was reluctant to do so. This could be for the following reasons: baptism is for the forgiveness of sin, yet Jesus is God’s son and therefore sinless. Jesus is the greater person John has been telling people about, so John does not feel worthy to baptise
Baptism gives the faithful a parallel to Jesus’s death for man. Jesus so strongly commanded the importance of baptism because his believers will receive His true gift of everlasting Life in the Kingdom of God when Jesus returns (Luke 1:32-33).
Baptism is an important sacrament because Jesus was baptised, and after his resurrection he told his disciples that they too should be baptised. It was John who baptised Jesus. Christians believe that baptising cleanses people from original sin and marks a person’s official entry into the Church.
The earliest Christian baptisms were probably normally by immersion, though other modes, such as pouring, were used. By the third and fourth centuries, baptism involved catechetical instruction as well as chrismation, exorcisms, laying on of hands, and recitation of a creed.
Removal of original sin and of actual sin, if present. Imprinting of an indelible sign that consecrates the person for Christian Worship. A member of Christ. Entry into Christ’s mystical body, the Church.
Peter told us in Acts 2:38 that repenting and being baptized is for the remission of sins. For the remission of sins means they repented and were baptized so that they could be forgiven of their sins. Jesus tells us in Mark 16:16 that “he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved”.
On the banks of the Jordan River where the Bible says Jesus was baptized, 15-foot-high reeds rustle in the wind. The site on the Jordanian side of the river looks much like the New Testament describes it when John the Baptist came to live in the wilderness, surviving on locusts and wild honey.