555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

494. Did Jesus Baptize?

Whether our Lord personally baptized has been doubted. The only passage which may bear on the question is John 4:1, 2, the explanation of which is presumed to be that John, being a servant, baptized with his own hand, while Christ as Lord and Master "baptized with the Holy Ghost," demonstrating the outward symbols through his disciples. Whether he baptized personally or not, the fact remains that, during his earthly ministry, baptism was the accepted mode of entering his service.