The Lutheran Witness

Christ Becomes the Greatest Sinner . . . for You!

Comments (6)
  1. Michael Piper says:

    Amen! This midigates against those who claim that John’s baptism was somehow different than Jesus’ baptism. Amen Matt! Amen Luther!

    1. John Hafermann says:

      The best of the best. It truly is Biblical and brings out the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  2. Futao Liu says:

    Great comfort in our Baptism, thanks.

  3. John Rudnicki says:

    I agree that Christ was sinless and carried the penalty of sin for us. But His baptism was not agreed to until He told John “To fulfill all righteousness”. This truth is worth thinking about. What does it mean? If His baptism paid for our sin, the cross would have been unneeded. So how does baptism fulfill all righteousness. I’ve listened to many sermons and I don’t understand it. Except for this thought: Our righteousness is given in the waters of our Baptism. Is Christ telling us to be baptized for salvation, the means by which we are connected to the cross of Christ? 5 Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. Matt 3:16
    As soon as (your name) was baptized, (you) went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened (for you), and (you) saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on (you). 17 And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son(/daughter), whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”

    1. Brian says:

      I was taught that Christ our connection with Christ is the waters of baptism is where our sins are removed and placed on Christ

  4. Newt Watson says:

    Jesus paid the penalty for the sins of the world, He was not a sinner. Jesus was sinless and fulfilled the law completely. His perfection is acceptable as a sacrifice to God the Father as His blood was shed and His life given to pay the sin debt.

    Baptism is not what transfers the righteousness of Jesus to a sinner. Belief through faith is what God says is required. It has always been faith, from Abram until the present day, faith is the catalyst.