Baptism of Christ

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The event is recorded by the first three Evangelists and implied in Jn. Even generally sceptical critics accept that Jesus Christ came to hear St John the Baptist and received baptism at his hands. Mk. 1: 10–11 tells of a vision of the heavens opening and a Divine Voice declaring His Sonship. Later writers reflect perplexity that the sinless Son of God should undergo a baptism of repentance, and at the hands of a subordinate figure.

Subjects: Christianity.

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