Friday, January 11, 2013

Why Was Jesus Baptized?

This coming Sunday, we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. But why was Jesus baptized? Jimmy Akin explains:

(Video found on Jimmy Akin's National Catholic Register blog.)

1 comment:

  1. Thank You for the video. The Baptism of Jesus in the waters of Jordan involved a burial beneath the water, and a resurrection therefrom. Mark specifically states that Jesus was baptized of John “in (eis, ‘into’ ASVfn) the Jordan,” and afterward, the Lord came up “out of” (ek, best Greek texts) the water (Mk. 1:9-10). Even professor Blunt, noted scholar of the Church of England, conceded that it is beyond doubt that Jesus was immersed (75).