John the Baptizer came preaching a baptism of repentance. Many were baptized by him and the waters of the Jordan were rank with the sin of cleansed believers. It is for this reason that Christ himself came to be baptized. Not so that he could be cleansed, but so that he could take up our sin. We gave him everything that was ours and he gave us everything that was his. So we too also are holy, blameless, children of God, clothed in righteousness forever.
Scripture: Luke 3:15-22