John the Baptist baptized, but were did he learn it from, what tradition did he follow?

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  • 7 years ago
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    John the Baptist learn the art of baptizing with water from the one who sent him into this world, John the Baptist learned this doctrine from God the Father Himself, not from Jesus nor the Christ but from God the Father.

    God the Father sent John the Baptist into this world to testify for the Christ and Jesus, that is John was sent to publish everything the Christ said and did, that is that the Christ said and did, not only what Jesus said and did but also what the Christ said and did.

    The Christ is Spirit, an angel, a Son of God the Father, it was the Spirit of the Christ, who was given a new crown and title after Lucifer left his natural habition, heaven. The Christ was elevated to becoming the Word of God of this world. The Christ was not or never has been the Word of God, but God the Father took His words from Lucifer ,in this world and gave his word to the Christ.

    The Word of God can only be heard by those in heaven, as those in heaven can also hear one another's thoughts. A spirit that has taken on a flesh body can not hear the thoughts of spirits, The only way a spirit can be heard or seen is for that spirit to become housed in flesh, than that spirit can be seen and heard. But the mooment it puts off the flesh it cann no longer be heard or seen by those still in flesh.

    John 1:6 tells you that John was sent by God the Father Himself. John 1:7-8 tells you that John was sent so that he could be a first hand witness for everything the Christ who was created by God the Father before the universe was even thought of. To make John 1:7-8 true John had to be sent before the Christ was ever sent to the world with the words of God the Father.

    John 2:5 and John 1:9-14 is talking about the Christ being the Spirit who made our flesh bodies human., The Spirit of the Christ, who was given the Words of God the Father, JUST LIKE it says in John 12:49-50 and John 17:8 the Christ is not the Word of God the Father, the Christ was GIVEN the words by God the Father, Himself.

    John 1:19 identifies that John did what he was sent to do, when he published his RECORD. John the Baptist was not always known or looked like John, in his last life he was known as Issiah, and before that he was known as Elijah, and after he was beheaded he became known as John the Revealer the writer of the gospel of Jesus according to John and the book of Revelation.

    In John 1:20-26 John clearly identifies himself as John who baptizes with water, and not the apostle John as you believe and the Church taught you.

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  • 7 years ago

    John 1:32 - when Jesus was baptized, He was baptized in the water and the Spirit, which descended upon Him in the form of a dove. The Holy Spirit and water are required for baptism. Also, Jesus’ baptism was not the Christian baptism He later instituted. Jesus’ baptism was instead a royal anointing of the Son of David (Jesus) conferred by a Levite (John the Baptist) to reveal Christ to Israel, as it was foreshadowed in 1 Kings 1:39 when the Son of David (Solomon) was anointed by the Levitical priest Zadok. See John 1:31; cf. Matt. 3:16; Mark 1:9; Luke 3:21.

  • 7 years ago

    It was a Jewish tradition. The Pharisees would have destroyed John if he had tried to introduce something new to Judaism. It was one of the ceremonial washings that the priests received under the Law.

    To this day, Orthodox Jews practice at least a partial immersion for converts.

  • 7 years ago

    The precursor to Baptism in Judaism is the Mikveh it is a ritual cleansing done by immersion in water

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Moses had a "Molten Sea" built out in front of the Ark of the Covenant . That was it's purpose ; But people just weren't willing to allow themselves to be Buried to Death in it . And so that is why true baptisms are hardly ever carried out today . Only in my Church . Click me on .

  • 7 years ago

    Before the jewish people, before any of the religions that followed, baptism was done by early pagan faiths involving Isis, Aphrodite, Neptune, and even Dionysius - who's story the early Christian re-vamped into the story of Christ. Most likely he did it because it was jewish custom, but this custom did not begin or end with the Hebrews.

  • @unknown: Jesus didn't have to be baptized, He CHOSE to be baptized as a sign of submission and obedience to the Father.

    Source(s): Roman Rite Catholic
  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    who gave john the authority to baptize gods son interesting when you think about it? god gave john the authority to baptize his son... but john wasnt pure he had the fatal flaw and sin but jesus was and had no sin yes where did he hear the words from ....his computer ?

  • Rick G
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The first human authorized by God to perform water baptism was John the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth. (Lu 1:5-7, 57) The very fact that he was known as “John the Baptist” or “the baptizer” (Mt 3:1; Mr 1:4) implies that baptism or water immersion came to the attention of the people especially through John, and the Scriptures prove that his ministry and baptism came from God; they were not of John’s origin. His works were foretold by the angel Gabriel as from God (Lu 1:13-17), and Zechariah prophesied by holy spirit that John would be a prophet of the Most High to make Jehovah’s ways ready. (Lu 1:68-79) Jesus confirmed that John’s ministry and baptism were from God. (Lu 7:26-28) The disciple Luke records that “God’s declaration came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. So he came . . . preaching baptism.” (Lu 3:2, 3) The apostle John states of him: “There arose a man that was sent forth as a representative of God: his name was John.”—Joh 1:6.

    Further understanding of the meaning of John’s baptism is gained by comparing various translations of Luke 3:3. John came “preaching baptism in symbol of repentance for forgiveness of sins” (NW); “baptism conditioned on repentance” (CB); “baptism whereby men repented, to have their sins forgiven” (Kx); “baptism in token of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (NE); “Turn away from your sins and be baptized, and God will forgive your sins” (TEV). These renderings make plain that the baptism did not wash away their sins, but the repentance and changing of their ways did, and of this, baptism was a symbol.

    The baptism performed by John was therefore not a special cleansing from God through his servant John, but a public demonstration and symbol of the individual’s repentance over his sins against the Law, which was to lead them to Christ. (Ga 3:24) John thereby prepared a people to “see the saving means of God.” (Lu 3:6) His work served to “get ready for Jehovah a prepared people.” (Lu 1:16, 17) Such a work had been prophesied by Isaiah and Malachi.—Isa 40:3-5; Mal 4:5, 6.

    Some scholars try to read anticipation of John’s baptism and the Christian baptism in ancient purification ceremonies under the Law (Ex 29:4; Le 8:6; 14:8, 31, 32; Heb 9:10, ftn) or in individual acts. (Ge 35:2; Ex 19:10) But these instances bear no analogy to the real meaning of baptism. They were washings for ceremonial cleanness. In only one instance is there anything approaching a dipping of the body completely under water. This is in the case of Naaman the leper, and the plunging into water was done seven times. (2Ki 5:14) It did not bring him into any special relationship with God, but it merely cured him of leprosy. Besides, Scripturally, proselytes were circumcised, not baptized. To partake of the Passover or engage in worship at the sanctuary one had to be circumcised.—Ex 12:43-49.

    Neither are there any grounds for the assertion made by some that John’s baptism was probably borrowed from the Jewish sect the Essenes or from the Pharisees. Both of these sects had many requirements for ablutions to be performed often. But Jesus showed such to be mere commandments of men who overstepped the commandments of God by their tradition. (Mr 7:1-9; Lu 11:38-42) John baptized in water because, as he said, he was sent by God to baptize in water. (Joh 1:33) He was not sent by the Essenes or by the Pharisees. His commission was not to make Jewish proselytes but to baptize those who were already members of the Jewish congregation.—Lu 1:16.

    John knew that his works were merely a preparing of the way before God’s Son and Messiah and would give way to the greater ministry of that One. The reason for John’s baptizing was that the Messiah might be made manifest to Israel. (Joh 1:31) According to John 3:26-30, the Messiah’s ministry would increase, but John’s ministry was to decrease. Those who were baptized by Jesus’ disciples during Jesus’ earthly ministry and who therefore also became Jesus’ disciples were baptized in symbol of repentance in the manner of John’s baptism.—Joh 3:25, 26; 4:1, 2.

    More information on baptism is available at the link below.

  • Truth
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Jewish cleansing rituals.

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