The new testament books of matthew, mark, luke and john include details about john the baptist in matthew 3, for example, we are told that john the baptist preached in the desert of judea and that he baptized jesus. Not long after john the baptist discusses that his role and work must decrease, he is arrested by king herod herod has taken herodias, the wife of his half brother philip, and married her. John the baptist proclaimed the coming of christ, who called his disciples—us in other words, we have a part to play as well it is not the leading role but a supporting one. John's assurance that jesus was israel's messiah should come from the knowledge that the deeds and declarations of jesus fulfilled the old testament prophecies which spoke of his healing ministry and of his preaching good news to the poor and the oppressed. Later, when john the baptist enters his ministry, he is asked who he is his answer: i am the voice of one calling in the desert, 'make straight the way of the lord' (john 1:23) something in us wants to be recognized, acclaimed, appreciated.
How wonderful that john, despite having the great privilege of being singled out and chosen as the one to prepare the path for the christ, remained humble and satisfied with his role of being, in his own words, the friend of the bridegroom (john 3:29. John the baptist lived a different life, he preached a different message, he lived with seeming failures, and he was prepared to die an ignominious death all for one reason: his commitment to the cause of christ. John the baptist go to people in the bible or women in the bible there are two prominent people in the new testament named john, and both of their profiles are shown below. The major mention of him in the new testament is with reference to his imprisonment and execution of john the baptist that is a tragic way to make history herod was married to the daughter of aretas iv, a nabatean king (se of the jordan), but on a certain trip to rome he stopped to visit his half-brother, philip, and was smitten.
The days of baptist means when john started to teach people that he is not the messiah, but just gives a preparatory baptism in order to lead to him who will baptise by holy spirit, and john is glad when his disciples leave him to join jesus, for that was his mission. As we read in matthew 3:1-17, john's most important role was to announce the coming of jesus and to baptise him, so if that was all there was to his life he could have died then and justified his existence but john the baptist had another purpose, which was to be fulfilled before he died. The gospel of the water and the spirit entails the indispensable role of john the baptist, and this gospel embodies the truth that through this role of john the baptist, jesus accomplished all the word of the old testament, and has thereby become, once for all, the perfect savior for all who believe in this. The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our god john the baptist was a prophet who was prophesied to come his elderly parents, zacharias (the king james version rendering of zechariah) and elizabeth, along with the.
The prophecy of the coming 'elijah' cannot be literal elijah, because jesus taught us clearly that john the baptist was 'elijah' john the baptist came in the 'spirit of elijah' to turn the people to god and prepare them for the first coming of jesus christ. Hoehner dates the coming of john the baptist to the year 29ad and the resultant baptism of jesus during the summer or fall of the same year^^ the appearance of jesus is significant in this passage because it is his first autonomous activity. For about a year, john the baptist has been in prison still, he hears of jesus' marvelous works imagine how john feels when his disciples tell him that jesus has resurrected the widow's son at nain however, john wants to hear directly from jesus about what this all means so john summons two. John the baptist earned his name by baptizing many people from their sins he also preached the concept of repentance or turning away from their evil deeds john's fame went out far and wide, and many people came to hear his message and to be baptized.
Jack zavada is the author of 11 books on christianity, including hope for hurting singles he focuses on the bible, theology, and religious history updated march 07, 2017 the inability to bear a child is a common theme in the bible in ancient times, barrenness was considered a disgrace but time. When jesus said that john was elijah, he meant the same thing, namely, that john was to fulfill the same role in his day that elijah had, as specified in malachi 4:5-6 that role, specifically, was to call the nation of israel to repentance. John the baptist was the greatest of prophets (matt 11:9-11) and the privileged messenger who was sent to prepare the way of the messiah according to the word of god there are four main texts used to verify this: clearly, john the baptist was sent by god to prepare the way for jesus as all four. John the baptist himself made it clear that he was such a forerunner of christ at his first coming (see john 1:23 ) however, malachi's prophecy applies not only to the lord's first advent, but also to his second coming.
In addition to these references to the ancient hebrew prophets, the nt also refers to certain people of its own day as prophets, including john the baptist, jesus, and many early christian leaders, either individually or generically. John the baptist » john the baptist being sent to prepare the way for jesus christ luke 1:63-76 and he asked for a tablet and wrote as follows, his name is john. Bible verses related to john the baptist from the king james version (kjv) by relevance - sort by book order matthew 11:11 - verily i say unto you, among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than john the baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
In this article i will examine the last biblical prophet to a nation, john the baptist, and also see what the bible says about possible future such prophets i will show that from john the baptist until the arrival of the two witnesses in the book of revelation there are no prophets to nations in the mode of old testament prophets. It was through jeremiah's childhood training for holy service in the priesthood that god began grooming him for his future role in the 13th year of king josiah of judah (ca 627 bc), god called jeremiah when he was still a youth, ( verse 2 .
There are many reasons the story of john the baptist was recorded in the bible it still speaks to us 2,000 years later his life story and his message point us to jesus christ , show god's miraculous power and teach the importance of repentance from sin and baptism. Prophecies about john the baptist the prophecies in the old testament were very familiar to john the scriptures foretold that the messiah would be the lord himself, the glorious king, and he would come to lay down his life for his friends. It refers to his well known role of baptizing people the name john means god is gracious giving him the name john surprised all of the people since no one in their family had that name and apparently hebrews often named their child after a relative.