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In Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22 we see the narrations that Jesus did water baptise under John the baptist. But why did Jesus baptise?

Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. Matthew 3:15

We clearly see that Jesus did it to fulfill the law the same way that he allowed to be crucified.

My previous post was about Jesus fulfilling the law.
https://quakergirl.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/jesus-the-law-breaker/

Baptising under the argument “But Jesus water baptise shouldn’t we do it?” Is not very convicing, because he also got crucified. He also said various times take your cross and follow me Matthew 10:38; Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Mark 10:21; Luke 9:23; Luke 14:27. But we do not see any Christians questioning if this passages should be taken in the literal sense or spiritually. Should we automatically take the word Baptism literally submerging in water or should we accept the real Holy Spirit baptism? Jesus water baptised because he did it for me already. Jesus was the only Jew that was able to fulfill the law.

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Comments on: "But Jesus Water Baptised." (2)

  1. Hey Karla,
    I have enjoyed reading your posts. I agree with your stand that water baptism is not necessary for salvation and should not be a measure of one’s obedience to Christ.
    I do, however believe that for the sake of freedom, those who find value in the experience should be encouraged to partake. I do think it should be in the way of the mikvah that they immerse themselves; a symbol of cleansing/repentance as well as an invitation for the divine to invade one’s life.
    I believe this would restore immersion to it’s proper place; not sacramental-transferring grace from God to you, rather a method of worship like singing-an offering of ourselves to God.

    • Yes that is true Charity, Paul was liberal in the sense that he even performed a circumcision, so yes we are permited to practice them. The unfortunate thing is that many of us are looked down for not performing outward rituals or we are judged that we are antibiblical. The more I read the bible the more Quaker I become. and allowing to much freedom with outward ceremony has lead people to believe that is a must for salvation.

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