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In the beginning of John's mission, he seemed to think that God was coming in wrath to judge the wicked: When he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? ... Even now the ax lies at the root of the trees. Therefore every tree that does not bear good ...


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There was no dove at the baptism of Jesus. Read the scripture a bit more closely and you see that: Then John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending like a dove from heaven, and it remained on him." John 1:32 NET. It was the Holy Spirit which came down like a dove.


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When John was arrested suddenly he doubts Jesus as Messiah. In Matthew 11:2-11 "Are you really the Messiah we've been waiting for, or should we keep looking for someone else?" This doesn't make sense. How should I understand it? John was the last of the line of Old Testament prophets. Mat 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are ...


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I wouldn't overthink this one, LukeoX. God obviously called John to be a prophet and a forerunner to His Son Jesus, the Christ (Luke 1:17). Consequently, in obedience to God's call John presented himself to the people as a witness, called by God to be a testimony to the Light. Put differently, John was a light to the people, and Jesus was the Light of the ...


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Just to add to Flimzy's excellent answer. There are several instances in the Bible where the Holy Spirit is seen in a physical form. All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted. Once in the Old Testament he is seen as a hand writing on the wall. Daniel 5:5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and ...


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For the most part, the tradition would not be to name a child after the father and so in 2 Chronicles you don't find boys named after their father's. Consider the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. All additional examples that a son is not named after a father. However, sons may well be named after relatives (depending on the specific tradition ...


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A major characteristic of the spirit of Elijah is to bring back to God his people. This is what Elijah did (1 kings 17,18), this is what JOHN did, turning the people back to God, preparing the way of the Lord. So Elijah and John had same mission, only means to fulfil their mission were different. Miracles were just a mean.


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Ray Vander Laan, That the World May Know Ministries founder, Faith Lessons video series creator, volume 11, session 2, "The Way of John the Baptist"; See it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbFARQTlfiA&list=PLFF19B5B720CA13E2&index=3. Also: http://proclaimthytruths.blogspot.com/2013/06/ray-vanderlaan-june-27-2013.html 'Zachariah was told that John ...


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My question here is how did they not believe him? What exactly did they do that showed that they did not believe him? Mat 3:7-9 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: ...


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The purpose of Jesus asking the question was not to ask what they did or did not believe about John's preaching, or even his affirmation of Jesus as the messiah. What Jesus was doing was; knowing that they were trying to hold on to their positions as determining what was or was not of God, he was publicly humbling them. In asking them if the Baptism of John ...



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