Hey! I'm taking a New Testament class adn we went over this. And I thought about you There are 5 possible reasons why Jesus was baptized. We can only guess on this aand I'm sure there's more possible reasons than 5 of them i. He identified Himself with the sins of His people ii. Jesus validated John’s ministry publicly iii. Jesus marked the official beginning of His public ministry iv. Jesus aligned Himself with the tenderhearted masses who were also baptized, rather than the hardheartedness of the Pharisees and Sadducees who refused to be baptized. v. Jesus illustrated His death, burial and resurrection since water baptism symbolizes a person’s dying to his old life and rising to a new life in Christ.