The Jewish Jesus & Baptism

Baptism is a very important Christian ritual today and has been from the very beginning. One of the famous New Testament characters is even named after it John the Baptist. Since I was raised as a member of a Baptist church, for many years I thought that John the Baptist created our church and that we were the original Christian church because our named appeared in the New Testament. I could picture John preaching down by the Jordan River, holding an altar call, leading the people that came down to him in a salvation prayer, and then dunking them one by one.

In this article we will discuss baptism. Our goal is to answer these questions about baptism: Why was it done? Where was it done? How was it done? Who did it? By whom was it done?

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