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Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Why was Jesus baptized? This is a question of much interest, and has been studied by the writer long and carefully. Modifying some former views, but reasserting others, he now proposes to demonstrate the truth by the teachings of God's word.

The proposition that Jesus was baptized as a preparation for being anointed to active duties of his priestly office is here to be maintained and demonstrated.