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

Why was Jesus so insistent that John the Baptist baptize Him?  Why would the Son of God need to submit to it at all?  First for credibility…a sinless Jesus could identify with all sinners by  humbling Himself to baptism.  Secondly for obedience…Jesus demonstrated His total submission to His Heavenly Father in baptism.  Finally for new beginnings…for this was the first step in the start of His public ministry here on earth.

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