Bible Answer

5 reasons Jesus was baptized

Can you summarise from Mark Lesson 1C the 5 reasons Jesus was baptized?

As mentioned in Mark Lesson 1C, we can see 5 reasons why Jesus was baptized:

- to identify with the nation of Israel

- to identify with sinners

- to identify with the message that John is speaking

- to identify with the Mosaic Law (and point to his fulfillment of it)

- to identify with the remnant

All of these instances is Jesus being identified not only as the representative for Israel but also representing humanity in the sense of non-Jewish men and women. This is how He is able to graft his family (the covenant community) with those outside the covenant community.

If you wish to go deeper into this study, make sure to check out the citations at the bottom of the transcript for Mark Lesson 1C.