The Jordan River, where Jesus was baptized
The Jordan River rapidly flows into
the Dead Sea. The surface of the Dead Sea is about 400 meters lower
than sea level. Therefore, the water in the Dead Sea cannot flow
anywhere; it is locked in the Dead Sea.
The salinity of the Dead Sea is 10
times higher than the other ordinary seas, and no living thing exists
there. Thus, it is called the Dead Sea. Jesus was baptized by John
the Baptist in the river of death (the Jordan River). This represents
that all human beings, except those without sin in their hearts,
face eternal damnation for their sins in the end.
Therefore, the Jordan River is the
river of washing away sins, the river where sinners die. In short,
it is the river of redemption where all the sins of the world were
washed away through His baptism, the passing of sins on to Jesus.