Christianity--Church History/baptism

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if Jesus never sinned, what was the point of His baptism?

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All Israel was required to be baptized because it was the counsel of God as stated here in Luke 7:29-30 All the people, even the tax collectors, when they heard Jesusí words, acknowledged that Godís way was right, because they had been baptized by John. But the Pharisees and the experts in the law rejected Godís purpose for themselves, because they had not been baptized by John.

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Daniel Keeran

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Can answer questions about: Christianity, church history, developmental theology, historical theology, papacy, celibacy, early gnosticism, baptism,eucharist,pacifism,care for the poor,Jesus and wealth,original sin,heaven and hell, atonement - sacrifice of Christ,the gospel of Christ,nature of God,Holy Spirit,deity of Christ,prayer, developing a relationship with God,messianic prophecy,biblical sexuality,forgiveness,grace

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I have taught Bible and Christianity since 1972, have been involved in social work and counselor training for over 30 years. I have also authored a number of titles on early Christianity and baptismal practice.

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Founder of http://www.theologycafecentral.com assisting Christians to establish meetings in their community where anyone can discuss questions of faith and spirituality.

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I have published the following books: Radical Christianity: Peace and Justice in the New Testament,Loss and Grief Counseling Skills, Ancient and Medieval Baptismal Fonts,Christian Terrorism,Absurdities of Atheism,Counseling Manual for People Seeking Help, The Lost Mystery of Baptism, Personal Recovery Journal,Effective Counseling Skills,Easy Guide To Counseling Skills,Personal Counseling Journal

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I am a graduate of David Lipscomb University (BA, Biblical Literature and European History), the University of Kentucky (MA, European History), and Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville (MSW, Clinical Social Work).

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