“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.
The Baptism of Jesus in 2021 is on the Sunday, 10th of Jan (1/10/ 2021 ).
Water, spirit, and fire — those are the three baptisms that John tells us believers in Jesus will go through.
Christians believe Jesus was baptised so that he could become like one of us. This shows his great humility. He set an example for us to follow. Jesus ‘ baptism was also an opportunity to show his authority as God confirmed he was his Son.
Possibility #3: Jesus was baptized in order to ceremonially cleanse himself before being filled with the Holy Spirit. According to Old Testament law, the Jewish high priest was the only man authorized by God to enter the Holy of Holies, the most sacred room in the temple where God’s Spirit dwelled.
After the baptism , the Synoptic gospels describe the temptation of Jesus , where Jesus withdrew to the Judean desert to fast for forty days and nights.
Baptism connects us to Jesus Christ , this can be seen in Galatians 3:27 that says , “For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ .” It is written in the book of Mark 16:16, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”
Baptism memorializes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. It is considered a covenantal act, signifying entrance into the New Covenant of Christ.
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
Only a baptism associated with the biblical gospel , the biblical God, and the biblical Savior can be a true baptism . Three, true baptism is experienced as a conscious act (both on the part of the one being baptized and on the part of those observing) of publicly confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
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. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains: 1256.
It is a sacrament through which the believer, through the laying on of hands and the prayer of an apostle, receives the gift of the Holy Spirit . The death out of water and spirit , which was begun in the Holy Baptism with Water, is completed through the Holy Sealing.
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.
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”.
verb (used with object), bap·tized, bap·tiz·ing. to immerse in water or sprinkle or pour water on in the Christian rite of baptism: They baptized the new baby. to cleanse spiritually; initiate or dedicate by purifying. to give a name to at baptism; christen.