Black Christians : What is the origin of baptism?

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,


    The ritual use of water and liquids, along with ablutions, baptisms and libations, all originate in African culture.


    What is the origin of baptism?

    Concerning the origin of baptism, Christian theologians suggest that although Christian baptism may have been widely used by John the Baptist, baptism itself did not originate with Christians or, for that matter, with John. Jews practiced baptism as a traditional act of purification and the initiation of converts to Judaism long before the coming of the Messiah.

    The origins of baptism might be found in the book of Leviticus where the Levite priests were commanded to perform a symbolic cleansing in water before and after performing their priestly duties. Leviticus 16:4 tells us, “He is to put on the sacred linen tunic, with linen undergarments next to his body; he is to tie the linen sash around him and put on the linen turban. These are sacred garments; so he must bathe himself with water before he puts them on.” Scripture also states in Leviticus 16:23-24, "Then Aaron is to go into the Tent of Meeting and take off the linen garments he put on before he entered the Most Holy Place, and he is to leave them there.

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    What is the origin of baptism?

    What is the origin of baptism? Was baptism originated in Christianity or Judaism? Was John the Baptist the first to baptize?
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    History of baptism

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    The Christian rite of baptism has similarities to Tevilah, a Jewish purification ritual of immersing in water which is required for, among other things, conversion, but differs in that Tevilah is repeatable, while baptism is to be performed only once. John the Baptist, who is considered a forerunner to Christianity, used baptism as the central sacrament of his messianic movement ...

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    Ablution
    Ablution
    [N]

    or washing, was practiced,

    • When a person was initiated into a higher state: e.g., when Aaron and his sons were set apart to the priest's office, they were washed with water previous to their investiture with the priestly robes ( Leviticus 8:6 ).
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    Ablution Definition and Meaning - Bible Dictionary

    What is Ablution? Definition and meaning:ABLUTION ab-lu'-shun: The rite of ablution for religious purification seems to have been practiced in some form in all lands and at all tim.
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    Ablution in Christianity

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    Ablution, in religion, is a prescribed washing of part or all of the body or of possessions, such as clothing or ceremonial objects, with the intent of purification or dedication.[1] In Christianity, both baptism and footwashing are forms of ablution ...

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    Ancient Egyptian Facts

    ... Furthermore, papyri scrolls and fragmentary biographical texts reveal intriguing and often hidden details such as processions, morning, noon and evening ablutions of the deity; chants; and speeches ...
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    Ancient Egyptian Ceremonies - Ancient Egyptian Facts

    Ancient Egyptian Ceremonies
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    Egypt: Ancient Egyptian Temple Life

    ... After complying with all the requirements a priest still had to undergo the prescribed ritual ablution before he entered the inner sanctum. With large temples, we find on the inside of the periphery wall a capacious stone pool with a long set of steps leading down to the water so that the priest can sprinkle himself with it. Lesser temples had small pools or cisterns for the same purpose. The ablution was intended not only to wash away all the dirt of the home and the street, but to fortify the priest with the fresh vigor imparted by water as the cradle of life and the source of the sun's perpetual renewal ...
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    Egypt: Ancient Egyptian temple life.
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    African libation practices in the Gospel of Mark

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    Black Christians : - African libation practices in the Gospel of Mark

    In the Spirit of Sankofa, African libation practices in the Gospel of Mark ... Such practices are found in Mark 14:14-15 of the man carrying the...
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    Nice Brother Clyde C Coger Jr ... very thorough!

    Thank You ... for making our part easy ... :research:

    Love You!

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    You are very welcome Sister Destee, and thank you for the compliment :blush:

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    Outstanding research, Clyde! Thank you!
    It just hit me that Baptist might be related to baptism?
     
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    Yes Sir, you are very welcome ... Did you see the excerpt on circumcision yet? It was first practiced in Egypt.

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