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Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« on: November 21, 2017, 12:50:44 PM »
Q: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?

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* I am sure that you will not say that it was to wash away His sins, for He was without sin (2 Cor. 5:21).

* The Lord was 30 years of age when He was baptised by John the Baptist (Luke 3:23).  Jesus told John that He must be baptised to fulfil all righteousness (Matt. 3:15).  Deuteronomy 6:25 and Phil. 3:9, inform us that this righteousness was contained in THE LAW.

'And it shall be our righteousness,
if we observe to do all these commandments
before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us.'

(Deu 6:25)

'And be found in Him,
not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law,
but that which is through the faith of Christ,
the righteousness which is of God by faith: ... '

(Php 3:9) 
 
* Jesus was telling John that it was necessary for them to fulfil the law. 
* What was this law that concerned Christ?
* Was it not in fact His anointing for the role of Priest, setting him apart for priesthood? (Heb.5:6; 7:17, 21)

'From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old,
all that enter into the host,
to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.'

(Num 4:3, 23, 30, 35, 43, 47)

'And Aaron and his sons
thou shalt bring unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
and shalt wash them with water. ... ... .'

(Exo 29:4-7)

'And Moses brought Aaron and his sons,
and washed them with water. ... ... '

(Lev 8:6-12) 

In Christ Jesus
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Re: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 06:05:00 PM »
Hi Chris
There maybe another aspect to his baptism he was baptised in the Jorden as was Israel when they passed through the Jorden into the promised land the land flowing with milk and honey was this meant to be Israels Paradise.

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Re: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 08:14:24 PM »
I always understood it to be entering the priesthood.

Baptism was not invented by John.
Baptism was part of the normal pattern of life for those serving God. However the Pharisees had taken it to extremes.

Baptism represents being spiritually washed clean.
Baptise or baptism is another of those awful churchy words that came into the language via the Latin translations of the Roman Catholic Church. The Greek word, Baptizo simply means to immerse, or submerge.

Mark7v3For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash the hands carefully, holding the tradition of the elders; 4and on coming from the market, they do not eat unless they wash (Baptise); and there are many other things which they received, for them to hold to?washings (Baptising) of cups and vessels and utensils and couches for dining.

Throughout the land of Israel, there are countless ancient Mikveh, the Pharisee's ceremonial baptism pools with steps down into them so they could fully submerge.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikveh

Whenever they polluted themselves by going amongst the unclean rabble like members of this forum, they came home and bathed to remove the filthiness of the world.
Whenever they moved from one level of righteousness to another, as in entering a covenant, they would do the same.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikveh
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

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Re: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 07:16:13 AM »
His baptiam occur just before Jesus started his ministry, so as Francis has said, like the pharasises he under went a ceremonial washing to signify that he was ritualy clean before embarking on his work.

It also provided an opertunity for God the Father to acknowledge Jesus as his son.

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Re: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 08:17:27 PM »
His baptiam occur just before Jesus started his ministry, so as Francis has said, like the pharasises he under went a ceremonial washing to signify that he was ritualy clean before embarking on his work.

It also provided an opertunity for God the Father to acknowledge Jesus as his son.

all this just because the importance and significance of Baptism is not noticed or accepted when it is here explained by words and example = heaven is opened and we are accepted back as heirs and sons of God = the sequence is first water and then spirit = heaven is closed to non baptised = wincam
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Re: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2017, 08:24:10 PM »
all this just because the importance and significance of Baptism is not noticed or accepted when it is here explained by words and example = heaven is opened and we are accepted back as heirs and sons of God = the sequence is first water and then spirit = heaven is closed to non baptised = wincam

Nonsense wincam.
When did the thief on the cross get baptised?
Even if you would exclude the unbaptised thief from your version of heaven, it seems Jesus found him acceptable.
Disturb us Lord, when we are too pleased with ourselves. When our dreams have come true because we dreamed too little. When we arrived safely because we sailed too close to the shore. Disturb us Lord, to dare more boldly. To venture on wider seas. Where storms will show your mastery; Where, losing sight of land, we shall find the stars. We ask you to push back the horizons of our hopes; And to push into the future, in strength, courage, hope and love.                     (SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 1577)

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Re: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 07:50:05 AM »
Nonsense wincam.
When did the thief on the cross get baptised?
Even if you would exclude the unbaptised thief from your version of heaven, it seems Jesus found him acceptable.

When we have baptisms, one of the things that happens is the meaning of baptism is explained.
Always the water of baptism does not make one a Christian, is said, followed by, 'If it did I would have a pump and would soak you all!'

Wincam, if you believe get wet makes someone a Christian, do you carry a water pistol filled with 'baptismal water' and use it on your collegues etc?

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Re: Why was the Lord Jesus Christ Baptised?
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 09:07:18 AM »
Nonsense wincam.
When did the thief on the cross get baptised?
Even if you would exclude the unbaptised thief from your version of heaven, it seems Jesus found him acceptable.


not at all nonsense - it seems you still have not quite understood and accepted Christianity - the thief on the cross entered paradise not heaven where he waited to be born gain as a little Christian child who would simply believe - twinc
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