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Jesus Baptism

Sinner, Savior, or Both: Reflections on Jesus, Salvation, and Phyllis Tickle's Memorial Service

Eric Elnes | Posted 10.20.2015 | Religion
Eric Elnes

Most Christians claim that Jesus cannot be both sinner and savior. Yet when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, Luke tells us plainly that this baptism was for "repentance for the forgiveness of sins." Why would someone without sin undergo a baptism of repentance?

UNESCO Weighs In On Debate Over Where Jesus Was Baptized

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan (AP) — For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a c...

Christians Flock To Jordan River, Reported Site Of Jesus' Baptism

Religion News Service | Dale Hanson Bourke | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion

AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) For most Americans, Epiphany (Jan. 6) passes with little celebration. Traditionally, the 12th day of Christmas is marked by Eas...

Israel Removes Land Mines From Site Of Jesus' Baptism

Posted 07.19.2011 | Religion

By Judith Sudilovsky Religion News Service QASR EL YAHUD, West Bank (RNS/ENInews) Pilgrims are flowing back to the traditional site of Jesus' bapt...