Luke specifies that both of John’s parents were of the Aaronic priestly line ( Luke 1:5 ). The purpose of the coming to Jerusalem in Luke 2:42 on the part of Mary and Joseph was undoubtedly primarily that of fulfilling the requirements of the law, the bringing of Jesus to His confirmation. Since the Savior brought Lazarus back to life, wouldn’t he be the first person resurrected? Jesus ‘married’ the church so to speak rather than a woman, beginning his ministry at 30. He was a priest after the order of Melchizedek (Psalm 110:4; Heb. This wouldn’t answer why Jesus mission only lasted 3 years, but it would help to explain how it would have formally begun when he turned 30 years of age… So, what was he talking about when he mentioned that he had to “fulfill all righteousness?”. Nephi explains to us that there are four reasons why Jesus was baptized. He was ordained and given this authority by an angel when he was eight days old. 33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. Jesus became a sacrifice for our sin (1 Pet. Jesus said this baptism was to take place “now.” Jesus was 30 years old (Luke 3:23)—the same age at which a priest began to serve (minister) in the Temple (Numbers 4:3, 47). 1:9-10). By December of A.D. 25, when John reached the neighborhood of Pella in his journey up the Jordan, his fame had extended throughout all Palestine, and his work had become the chief topic of conversation in all the towns about the lake of Galilee. Thank you for your interest in supporting CARM. Put them in a basket and present them in it–along with the bull and the two rams. . Do we know why Jesus was baptized at the age of 30 and not earlier in life? John was told that he would recognize the Savior when He baptized Him. “Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his ministry.” The Bible, in Luke 3:23, gives us that life-marker for Jesus. Take the anointing oil and anoint him by pouring it on his head.”. It was not a coincidence that Jesus entered onto ministry at age thirty. Oil is a type of the Holy Spirit: “But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth . At his baptism, Jesus enters into a new relationship with God, becoming God’s spiritual Son. John’s ordination was not merely the bestowal of the Aaronic Priesthood, which his father held, but also the conferring of certain essential powers peculiar to the time among which was the authority to overthrow the kingdom of the Jews and “to make straight the way of the Lord.’  Moreover, it was to prepare the Jews and other Israelites for the coming of the Son of God. (2 Ne. 4:3, “fro. by Matt Slick | Mar 6, 2012 | Doctrine and Theology, Christianity, Why was Jesus baptized? '” Jesus got baptized to fulfill all righteousness. Fasten the ephod on him by its skillfully woven waistband. The four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) then go on to describe a three year ministry of Jesus. According to the prophecy that Christ would reign on the throne of David, Jesus came as the prophetical David and was baptized at the age of 30 and began His ministry just as David became king at the age of 30. Take the garments and dress Aaron with the tunic, the robe of the ephod, the ephod itself, and the breast piece. m thirty years and upward, even to fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.” Therefore we can conclude that Jesus began His earthly ministry at the age of 30. But we tend to skip over the places as if they’re incidental to the Bible’s story. 2:24; 2 Cor. Quite simply, Jesus was baptized so he could enter into the Melchizedek priesthood, so He could be the High Priest and offer Himself as a sacrifice for our sins. Mar 19, 2009 | Baptism, Bible, Jesus Christ | 0 comments. Let’s take a look, Matthew 3:13-15, “Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him.