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Where Was Jesus Baptized

Where was Jesus baptized?

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 ---Richmond on 9/27/06
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Jesus was baptised in the River Jordan (Mark 1:9 and Matthew 3:13-17).
---Helen_5378 on 8/2/07

Earl, where did you get your information? I haven't found that in the Bible.
---Gilbert on 8/1/07

greetings.John the baptist had reached the neighborhood of Pella baptizing as he traveled up the jordan river.On noon ,Jan.14,a.d.26,Monday was Jesus and James and Jude,his younger brothers baptized by John.John dismissed the remainder of baptisms in line that day after baptizing Jesus.The baptism was Jesus' approval to John for his preperation to and for Jesus' ministry soon to begin.John did say Jesus will soon baptize you with the holy spirit.And there are other reasons.
---earl on 7/29/07

So, everyone believes what a preacher tells them? I don't believe you re: Jesus was a Baptist. That is blatant heresy and smacks of blasphemy since it is divides Him into a "sect with a name" and therefore divides the body of Christ. If you believe wearing the name "Baptist" earns you a leg up with God, you are wallowing in self-righteousness. That makes you proud of yoursself and judgmental of everyone else who doesn't wear the name "Baptist".
---Linda on 7/28/07

Re: where He was baptized doesn't matter...on the contrary, it does matter. Jordan means "descending" and His going under that water represents His death. His coming out of it represents His resurrection. In the OT, the Jordan backed all the way up to the city Adam. That is no coincidence. Jesus stopped the flow out of Adam with His death. He was the first "Adam splitter".
---Linda on 7/28/07

If you people are going to yap, at least try and yap what you know to be true. Jesus was not baptist and John was not a baptist preacher.
---catherine on 7/28/07

Bruce5656 you should know that the Jewish Oral Tradion was greatly debated and began being written down in AD70 it was compiled starting cAD200 and completed cAD400 in Babalon (modern Iraq) and was not found in Judea for centeries. Pull your skirt down.
---Gilbert on 7/28/07

He was baptized by a Baptist preacher which makes him a baptist. Where he was baptized is not important. He was baptized in Jordan. There is a river that runs through there. It can be found in the gospels. Try reading and studying for yourself instead of following what other people say. That is what is wrong with Christians today, they won't read and study for themselves, they believe everything a preacher tells them.
---Rev_Herb on 7/28/07

Boy o boy, did you ever get their hackles up Herb! I, for one, enjoyed your tongue n cheek joke. It's interesting how many people on CN blogs debate biblical issues, etc., but it seems they've not read thru the Bible. Their opinions rule -- actually drool!
---Leon on 10/27/06

Crystal::I concur with you Some of these blogs are so childish .But are still allowed. Ridiculous blogs with no religious intent & doctrinal value would cut the Moderators work by Half.I guess the humour blogs are thrown in to avoid stress & tediousnes.A relief valve.I use the word Rev to keep up appearances of appeasement.
---Emcee on 9/29/06


It is just inconceivable to me that anyone who calls themselves a Christian today would believe such NONSENSE. Jesus was a Jew. That's not even debated among scholars, much less laymen like us. I don't know who dubbed Herb "Reverend," but that's laughable. Sorry...
---Crystal on 9/29/06

Crystal::the humour in me still bubbles forth & now you are flabbergasted.ha ha
---Emcee on 9/28/06

If the attitude of the Corinthians was anything like yours, it is no wonder Paul said 1 Corinthians 1:14, "I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;"
---Bruce5656 on 9/28/06

Rev. Herb. Are people baptized in the baptist church baptists? I thought the Bible called them Christians. I was baptized in a baptist church but I was baptized into Jesus, not into some religion.
---john on 9/28/06

**I would suggest you read "The trail of Blood, by J.M. Carroll and see the history of the Baptist.**
A level of scholarship equal to Jack Chick tracts or Peabody's Improbable History.
---Jack on 9/28/06

I believe Christian historians or scholars know. Anyway, while, it is a great and nice thing to know where Jesus was baptised for those who desire the sentiment, the location of Jesus' baptism isn't spiritually important except for the testimony to the Gospel accounts and a deeper understanding of the story's context which it gives.
---Okebaram on 9/27/06

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Timbuktu - city in west African nation of Mali. Southern edge of Sahara - 8 mi. north of Niger River. Established in 1100 AD. Now center for expansion of Islam. Timbuktu.
---R.A. on 9/27/06

Honestly, Rev Herb! Please tell me that you do not honestly believe that Jesus was a Baptist. I would hate to think that any Christian today would not know that Jesus was a Jew! As I said before, He was a practicing Jew who ate the Passover AFTER His baptism by John.

By the way, Emcee, you are welcome for the laugh - although I was flabbergasted and couldn't believe what I was reading!
---Crystal on 9/27/06

Herb: I didn't realize you were being funny. Sorry about that.

I would not classify John as a Baptist as religions in the US go. They would have kicked him out because of his unconventional wardrobe and lifestyle. Plus, at the church potlucks, he would have brought those locust/honey casseroles. Yuck!!!
---Madison1101 on 9/27/06

On the contrary, the place where Jesus was baptized holds extreme significance.
---Linda6563 on 9/27/06

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It doesn't matter if Jesus was a Jew or not, Baptists are not a nationality. I does not matter if you are a Tim Buck TOOen, If you accept Christ as you savior and are baptised by a Baptist church, you are a baptist.
Jesus did not go to John the Catholic, or John the Pentacostal, or John the Mormon, but he went to John the Baptist. Baptist roots can be traced back to Jesus.
---Rev_Herb on 9/27/06

Well, I see no one here has a sense of humor.
But down through history, Followers of Jesus were Called many things by there enemys. They were first Called Christians and many other things till finally they were called (guess what?) Baptist. Baptist is not a denomation as some think but the name stuck. I would suggest you read "The trail of Blood, by J.M. Carroll and see the history of the Baptist.
---Rev_Herb on 9/27/06

Rev Herb::The forum has spoken To which I add not with salt :beware of false profits & preachers.Crystal. one for the humor blog "Pull your skirt down,your ignorance is showing "I fell off my chair laughing.thanks for making my day.oops excuse my typo "Prophets"
---Emcee on 9/27/06

Herb, Jesus was not a Baptist, but a Jew. John was also a Jew, but he was also a Prophet. John baptized people, so he was called "the Baptist" or "Baptizer."
Pharisee is right. It was in the Jordan river.
---Madison1101 on 9/27/06

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I am glad you told Richmond to check it our for himself and not to believe everything a preacher tells him because what you said was utter nonsense.
John the Baptist was not a "Baptist" minister. He was a Jew who was called to prepare the way of the Lord by calling people to repentance. His baptism has nothing at all to do with Christian baptism.
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/06

Baptism was a common initiatory rite for not only Jews but other religions and sects at the time.
If you truly want to understand the significance of John's baptizing people and the significance to Jesus baptism study about the Jewish Mikveh.
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/06

As Ron Moseley, Ph.D (The Jewish Background of Christian Baptism) points out:
"There are six descending orders of ritual baths in the Mishnah (Oral Laws of how to accomplish the written Law) and the highest order is that of a spring or flowing river. We see Jesus understanding and fulfilling this order in Matthew 3:16 as He comes to be baptized in the Jordan River "fulfilling all righteousness."
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/06

This highest order was called Living Water and illustrated the forgiving of sins, therefore, we hear Jesus using this term concerning Himself (John 4:10-11)."
Untill you study about the Jewish Mikveh you cannot possibly understand the significance of that baptism and will continue to give people wrong information as you have done here.
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/06

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You say that it was in Jordan where a river runs through there. Jordan is a country to the east of Israel. John was operating in the wilderness of Judaea a province of Israel on the west bank. Mat 3:1 The river itself was the Jordan River, in Judaea.
---Bruce5656 on 9/27/06

Mar 1. is clear that John was baptizing in the river Jordan and Jesus came to him there to be baptized. The country of Jordan didn't exist at that time so we must accept it to be the river Jordan.
Rev. Herb. for you to say that John and Jesus were baptists like you is the joke of the day for me. Baptists weren't invented for hundreds of years after Jesus. But even if they were, you can't show me in the Bible any instructions that we all have to be baptists.
---john on 9/27/06

He was baptized in what's called the lower Jordan river. It runs through Judea in what the Bible calls the wilderness.
---Pharisee on 9/27/06

Rev Herb,
PULL YOUR SKIRT DOWN! Your ignorance is showing. John was called "the Baptist" because he baptized, NOT because he was a Baptist. That is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard in my life!!! Jesus was a JEW who celebrated Passover even AFTER his baptism by John. Way to be narrow-minded.
---Crystal on 9/27/06

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Reb Herb, Wasn't Jesus a Jew?
---sue on 9/27/06

Rev Herb - I think you can be a little more gentle here. AND Jesus was NOT a Baptist. He was a Jew. Remember? Maybe you need a refresher course in the gospels? Bless you.
---Donna9759 on 9/27/06

Jesus was baptised in the Jordan River.
---Helen_5378 on 9/27/06

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