Baptism is the first and most important sacrament received by man. It frees us from the yoke of original sin. It is called the sacrament of accession because its reception incorporates us into the Christian community. Baptism begins our relationship with God. By GodBaptism is the beginning of a long journey of faith. Being baptized is necessary to have eternal life. Without baptism we cannot receive the other sacraments either. Infants are the most common recipients of baptism. In the Catholic Church, this rite involves pouring holy water on the head and the priest saying the words: "I baptize you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."

Over the years there has been a lot of controversy about infant baptism. There are more and more voices saying that it is imposing a religion on a child against its will. Part of parentThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided not to baptize their children and to leave them the choice to do so when they are old enough to make that decision. Interestingly, in the old days there was no custom of baptizing children. It was mostly adults who received this sacrament. It was the same with the Jesus Christthat was baptized Not until the age of 30.

Who baptized Jesus Christ?

Jesus He was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan River at the turn of the year 27-28. This was a landmark event in the history of Christianity. It marked the beginning of the missionary activities of Jesus Christ. After being baptized Christ He began to pray. Then Heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in the form of a dove. There was also a voice from God: "You are my beloved son, in you I am well pleased." 

Jesus did not need to be baptized because He was conceived of the Holy Spirit. However, He did so out of love for people and to fulfill His purpose. He did not institute sacramental baptism until after His resurrection. However, Jesus' baptism in the Jordan was crucial for humanity. It gave believers a chance to be cleansed of original sin. It was also the beginning of Jesus' public activity, which consequently opened the way to eternal life in Heaven.