We now proceed to consider the baptism wherewith Christ was baptized.
And since Christ was baptized with the baptism of John, we shall consider (1) the baptism of John in general; (2) the baptizing of Christ. In regard to the former there are six points of inquiry:
A Whether it was fitting that John should baptize?
A Whether that baptism was from God?
A Whether it conferred grace?
A Whether others besides Christ should have received that baptism?
A Whether that baptism should have ceased when Christ was baptized?
A Whether those who received John's baptism had afterwards to receive Christ's baptism?