The baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17)
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.
John proclaims baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sin, and says another will come after him who will not baptize with water, but with the Holy Spirit. Jesus comes to John , and is baptized by him in the river Jordan. Later in the gospel there is an account of John’s death.
John the Baptist was an ascetic Jewish prophet known in Christianity as the forerunner of Jesus . John preached about God’s Final Judgment and baptized repentant followers in preparation for it. Jesus was among the recipients of his rite of baptism .
Who was present at his Baptism? John the Baptist, the dove, and all three persons of the Trinity was present at his Baptism. What occurred when he was baptized? The heavens opened up and the voice said, “This is my beloved son.” The Holy Spirit descended in the form of a dove and went to Jesus.
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. Baptism of Jesus .
|The Baptism of Christ by Andrea del Verrocchio and Leonardo da Vinci, c. 1475|
|Date||1st century AD|
|Participants||Jesus , John the Baptist|
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.
Ananias (/ænəˈnaɪəs/ AN-ə-NY-əs; Ancient Greek: Ἀνανίας, same as Hebrew חנניה, Hananiah, “favoured of the LORD”) was a disciple of Jesus at Damascus mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible, which describes how he was sent by Jesus to restore the sight of Saul of Tarsus (who later was called Paul the Apostle)
Churches of Christ consistently teach that in baptism a believer surrenders his life in faith and obedience to God, and that God “by the merits of Christ’s blood, cleanses one from sin and truly changes the state of the person from an alien to a citizen of God’s kingdom.
baptized in the name of Christ alone by “special dispensation.” (Whereas many modern scholars, by contrast, interpret the saying “in the name of Jesus Christ ” figuratively instead of literally in an attempt to reconcile the two conflicting passages [Acts 2:38 & Matt 28:19]).
John the Evangelist was bedfellow to Christ and leaned always in his bosom, that he used him as the sinners of Sodoma”.
infant Jesus , to her cousin Elizabeth. At the sound of Mary’s greeting, the pregnant Elizabeth felt the infant St. John the Baptist leap in her womb, which, according to later doctrine, signified that he had become sanctified and cleansed of original sin. Mary then said the Magnificat (q.v.).
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.