Why is Jesus’s Baptism So Important?
Christians in generations past considered Jesus’s Baptism to be one of the most important events of Jesus’s years on earth. And for the Gospel writers, Jesus’s Baptism was an event of great importance as well. By some’s reckoning, there are only seven events mentioned in all four gospels: The Cleansing of the Temple, the Feeding of the 5,000, the Confession of Peter, the Triumphal Entry, the Passion of Christ, the Resurrection of Christ … and the Baptism of Jesus. Clearly, if all four gospel include Jesus’s Baptism it is clearly important. However, if you were ask the average Christian about the Top 10 most important events of Jesus’s life, the Baptism of Jesus probably wouldn’t make the list.
What are we missing that so many Christians in the past knew? Why is Jesus’ Baptism such a big deal?
Posted on Mon, January 12, 2015
by Tom Bost