The child grew and became strong in spirit; and he lived in the Wilds until the time came for his appearance before Israel. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. He has been raised from the dead; that is why these miraculous powers are at work in him." The Gospel of John reports that Jesus' disciples were baptizing and that a debate broke out between some of the disciples of John and another Jew about purification. Every Tuesday throughout the year is dedicated to his memory. [19][20][21], John the Baptist is mentioned by the Roman Jewish historian Josephus[22] and revered as a major religious figure[23] in Christianity, Islam, the Baháʼí Faith,[24] and Mandaeism. And she said, "The head of John the Baptist." The church is located on a rich historical site – archaeological finds, dating from the 1st to the 5th century, have been discovered next to the church. The Russian Orthodox Church observes 12 October as the Transfer of the Right Hand of the Forerunner from Malta to Gatchina (1799). We have once again sent John unto you, and He, verily, hath cried out in the wilderness of the Bayán: O peoples of the world! We respond through active ministries as a reflection of God's love and witness to the Gospel in prayer, word, and deed. Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan differentiates between Josephus's account of John and Jesus, saying, "John had a monopoly, but Jesus had a franchise." In Luke 1:17 the role of John is referred to as being "to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord." For you will go before the Lord to make ready his way, And the king was sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he commanded it to be given. The Eastern Catholic Churches and Eastern Orthodox faithful believe that John was the last of the Old Testament prophets, thus serving as a bridge between that period of revelation and the New Covenant. ", An account of John the Baptist is found in all extant manuscripts of the Antiquities of the Jews (book 18, chapter 5, 2) by Flavius Josephus (37–100):[71], Now some of the Jews thought that the destruction of Herod's [Antipas's] army came from God, and that very justly, as a punishment of what he did against John, that was called the Baptist: for Herod slew him, who was a good man, and commanded the Jews to exercise virtue, both as to righteousness towards one another, and piety towards God, and so to come to baptism; for that the washing [with water] would be acceptable to him, if they made use of it, not in order to the putting away [or the remission] of some sins [only], but for the purification of the body; supposing still that the soul was thoroughly purified beforehand by righteousness. Her name was Mary. A Shrine of Saint John the Baptist (Nabi Yahya in Arabic) is found inside the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus. New this year, we are offering free Christmas Eve Watch Kits. ', For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' There are several passages within the Old Testament which are interpreted by Christians as being prophetic of John the Baptist in this role. This I have seen myself, and I have declared my belief that he is the Son of God." "[146], Robert L. Deffinbaugh, graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary, pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, wrote a paper "John's Problem with Jesus (Luke 7:18–35)." The Catholic Encyclopedia, Teaching of The Prophet Joseph Smith Section Five 1842–43, p. 261, "And No One Had The Name Yahya (= John?) [75] As a gift from God, Zechariah (or Zakaria) was given a son by the name of "Yaḥya", a name specially chosen for this child alone. A prophet? [70], Although Mark's Gospel implies that the arrival of John the Baptist is the fulfilment of a prophecy from the Book of Isaiah, the words quoted ("I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way – a voice of one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.'") [52] Matthew's approach is to shift the focus away from Herod and onto John as a prototype of Jesus. [133] According to the Qur'an, John was one on whom God sent peace on the day that he was born and the day that he died. Deffinbaugh conveys that John might have been looking for inauguration of the kingdom of God in a more dramatic way than what Jesus was implementing, as John had previously warned that "Messiah would come with fire." And guide our feet into the way of peace.". Jesus answered the question by evidence of his miracle works and teachings which themselves gave evidence of his identity, "The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor" (Luke 7:22). Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish 300 East 11800 South, Draper, Utah 84020 | 801.984.7101. And he vowed to her, "Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom." [62] John neither confirms nor denies being the Christ or Elijah or 'the prophet', instead describing himself as the "voice of one crying in the wilderness". What then did you go out to see? (For John had not yet been imprisoned). The Canadian cities of St. John's, Newfoundland (1497), Saint John, New Brunswick (1604), and Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec (1665), were all named in his honor. The Gospels vary in their depiction of John's relationship to Elijah. [115][116] According to the Church's dispensational view of religious history, John's ministry has operated in three dispensations: he was the last of the prophets under the law of Moses; he was the first of the New Testament prophets; and he was sent to restore the Aaronic priesthood in our day (the dispensation of the fulness of times). The names "San Juan Bautista" and "Puerto Rico" were eventually used in reference to both city and island, leading to a reversal in terminology by most inhabitants largely due to a cartographic error. The Church itself is at the corner of Brant Street and Blairholm Avenue, about one kilometer north of Lake Ontario. "But to what shall I compare this generation? ', All four Gospels start Jesus' ministry in association with the appearance John the Baptist. The church of St John the Baptist has stood in the corner of Penshurst Place’s parkland since at least 1170. Every chasm will be filled, the hungry he loads with gifts, When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb. The Baháʼí Faith considers John to have been a prophet of God who like all other prophets was sent to instill the knowledge of God, promote unity among the people of the world, and to show people the correct way to live. The official motto of Puerto Rico also references the saint: Joannes Est Nomen Eius (Latin for "his name is John", from Luke 1:63). He will be to you a joy and a delight; and many will rejoice over his birth. The Book of Acts portrays some disciples of John becoming followers of Jesus (Acts 18:24–19:6), a development not reported by the gospels except for the early case of Andrew, Simon Peter's brother (John 1:35–42). Jesus replied, "To be sure, Elijah comes and will restore all things. ), The fourth gospel describes John the Baptist as "a man sent from God" who "was not the light", but "came as a witness, to bear witness to the light, so that through him everyone might believe". His wife, whose name was Elizabeth, was also a descendant of Aaron. To get baptized, Crossan writes, you went only to John; to stop the movement one only needed to stop John (therefore his movement ended with his death). [72], According to this passage, the execution of John was blamed for the defeat Herod suffered. [137], The Quran also mentions in יוֹחָנָן‎[dubious – discuss] Sura Maryam: 12–13 describes the virtues of Yahya: وَآتَيْنَاهُ الْحُكْمَ صَبِيًّا – وَحَنَانًا مِّن لَّدُنَّا وَزَكَاةً (And We gave him judgement, while yet a boy – And affection from Us, and purity.). And holy is his name. Anniversary 1. Jesus invited all to come and see how he and his companions had already accepted the government of God, entered it and were living it. Caravaggio painted an especially large number of works including John, from at least five largely nude youths attributed to him, to three late works on his death – the great Execution in Malta, and two sombre Salomes with his head, one in Madrid, and one in London. But Zechariah kept making signs to them, and remained dumb. ADVENT OF THE MESSIAH", https://www.tparents.org/Library/Unification/Publications/Other-Pub/Uc-jewsh.htm, "Were Jesus and John the Baptist Competitors? For Herod had seized John and bound him and put him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, because John had been saying to him, "It is not lawful for you to have her." "; Biblical Theology Bulletin, Volume 38 Nov 2008; p158 -162. John is believed to have had the specific role of foretelling and preparing the way for Jesus. This stresses the execution and the disposal of the saint's remains. Leonardo da Vinci's versions of the Virgin of the Rocks were influential in establishing a Renaissance fashion for variations on the Madonna and Child that included John. John also said: "I saw the Spirit come down from heaven like a dove and rest on him. A Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati located in Colerain Township on Dry Ridge Road. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. [76] The Quran says: "O Yaḥya! Saint John the Baptist Catholic Parish 300 East 11800 South, Draper, Utah 84020 | 801.984.7101. John is also honored highly in Sufism as well as Islamic mysticism, primarily because of the Quran's description of John's chastity and kindness. What then did you go to see? Unlike the other gospels, it is John himself who testifies to seeing "the Spirit come down from heaven like a dove and rest on him". Since he is described as a priest of the course of Abijah and Elizabeth as one of the daughters of Aaron,[56] this would make John a descendant of Aaron on both his father's and mother's side. [1 John / 1 Juan 1:5] "Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world"(Jn 1:29). [42] Although the wording clearly implies the girl was the daughter of Herodias, many texts describe her as "Herod's daughter, Herodias". [citation needed], The Italian Renaissance poet Lucrezia Tornabuoni chose John the Baptist as one of the biblical figures on which she wrote poetry.[152]. According to this belief, John was "ordained by the angel of God" when he was eight days old "to overthrow the kingdom of the Jews" and to prepare a people for the Lord. It then explains that John had rebuked Herod for marrying Herodias, the ex-wife of his brother (named here as Philip). John used baptism as the central symbol or sacrament[33] of his pre-messianic movement. Such a communal praxis was not just for himself, but could survive without him, unlike John's movement.[74]. Old Town Sozopol – Bulgaria's 'Rescued' Miracle and Its Modern Day Saviors. As he promised by the lips of his holy prophets of old – He said, "I am not." However, Baháʼís consider the Báb to be a greater Prophet (Manifestation of God) and thus possessed of a far greater station than John the Baptist. [92], The bone of one of John the Baptist's left fingers is said to be at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church • 402 South Kirkland Drive (River Road) Brusly, LA 70719 • PO Box 248 Brusly, LA 70719 • Office: 225-749-2189 • Fax: 225-749-1921 And from this hour all ages will count me happy! Then he consented. For, as soon as your greeting reached my ears, the child moved within me with delight! and has raised up for us the Strength of our salvation But when Herod's birthday came, the daughter of Herodias danced before the company and pleased Herod, so that he promised with an oath to give her whatever she might ask. showing mercy to our forefathers, The Synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew and Luke) describe John baptising Jesus; in the Gospel of John this is implied in John 1:32–1:34.[39]. John was a classical prophet,[80] who was exalted high by God for his bold denouncing of all things sinful. And he preached, saying, "After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. ", (All the people, when they heard this, and even the tax-gatherers, having accepted John's baptism, acknowledged the justice of God. [106] John the Baptist is thought to have been either an Essene or "associated" with the community at Khirbet Qumran. It is held in a Gothic-style monstrance made of gilded silver that dates back to 14th century Lower Saxony. It is introduced by an incident where the Tetrarch Herod Antipas, hearing stories about Jesus, imagines that this is John the Baptist raised from the dead. St John the Baptist Church is a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Motherwell. The Baptistines are the name given to a number of religious orders dedicated to the memory of John the Baptist. Although several phrases used to describe John and Jesus are virtually identical in the Quran, the manner in which they are expressed is different. They view John as the only true Messiah, and are opposed to Jesus. ", When these men found Jesus, they said: "John the Baptist has sent us to you to ask – 'Are you 'the coming one,' or are we to look for somebody else?'" But when Herod heard of it, he said, "John, whom I beheaded, has been raised." Mary asked the angel. [166], Calamba City, Laguna, Calumpit, Bulacan, Balayan and Lian in Batangas, Sipocot and San Fernando, Camarines Sur, Daet, Camarines Norte and San Juan, Metro Manila are among several places in the Philippines that venerate John as the town or city patron. This joy I have felt to the full. St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church is a family of believers in Christ. The Gospel of Luke adds an account of John's infancy, introducing him as the miraculous son of Zechariah, an old man, and his wife Elizabeth, who was past menopause and therefore unable to have children. (ed.) Oscar Wilde's play Salome was illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley, giving rise to some of his most memorable images. give me a Sign." 11:14 – see also Matt. A reed waving in the wind? For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife." Rev. The New Testament Gospels speak of this role. He who comes from heaven is above all others. are actually a composite of texts from Isaiah, Malachi and the Book of Exodus. In the same way the Son of Man is going to suffer at their hands." Now the Jews had an opinion that the destruction of this army was sent as a punishment upon Herod, and a mark of God's displeasure to him. Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Bishop Youssef. But the angel said to him: "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, whom you will call by the name John. Mass Times Tuesday - Thursday - 8:15 am Friday - 10:00 am Saturday - 5:15 pm St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Preschool exist to provide a quality Catholic education that is focused on faith, academics, service, and personal development. Other writers say that it was interred in Herod's palace at Jerusalem; there it was found during the reign of Constantine I, and thence secretly taken to Emesa where it was concealed, the place remaining unknown for years,[citation needed] until it was manifested by revelation in 452,[88] an event celebrated in the Orthodox Church as the Third Finding. (Mark 6:17–29), There are a number of difficulties with this passage. Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church is a new parish in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock parish. St. Adalbert Church: - Saturday - 4:30 p.m., Reservations needed, call 219-659-0023. And others said, "He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old." ", Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?" [citation needed], He is also a patron saint of French Canada and Newfoundland. Welcome to St. John the Baptist Church in the parish of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Ireland. In: Cross, F. L. [citation needed], A number of narrative scenes from his life were often shown on the predella of altarpieces dedicated to John, and other settings, notably the large series in grisaille fresco in the Chiostro dello Scalzo, which was Andrea del Sarto's largest work, and the frescoed Life by Domenico Ghirlandaio in the Tornabuoni Chapel, both in Florence. This is why the disciples ask Jesus in Matthew 17:10, "Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?" John would have prevented him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" From age to age his mercy rests ", Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. Who has prompted you to seek refuge from the coming judgment? [81], It has been claimed that the Quran is saying that John the Baptist was the first to receive this name[dubious – discuss] (Quran 19:7–10), since the name Yoḥanan occurs many times before John the Baptist. 136 Lower Millgate, Uddingston, Glasgow, G71 7AH. Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus,[34][35] and several New Testament accounts report that some of Jesus' early followers had previously been followers of John. 515 Locust Street - Red Bud, IL 62278 618-282-3222. Zechariah's wife, mentioned in the New Testament as Elizabeth, was barren and therefore the birth of a child seemed impossible. 150 were here. Only he and Jesus are consistently shown with long hair from Early Christian times, when the apostles generally have trim classical cuts; in fact John is more consistently depicted in this way than Jesus. There is another important fresco cycle by Filippo Lippi in Prato Cathedral. Now a discussion arose between some of John's disciples and a fellow Jew on the subject of 'purification;' and the disciples came to John and said: "Rabbi, the man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan, and to whom you have yourself borne testimony – he, also, is baptizing, and everybody is going to him." This is the man of whom scripture says –, 'I am sending my messenger ahead of you, St. John the Baptist Parish is a warm and inviting family, living out our Baptismal call and nourished by the Eucharist, serving the needs of all with joy and gratitude, practicing stewardship, celebrating the sacraments and witnessing God in others. [citation needed], The saint's left hand is allegedly preserved in the Armenian Apostolic Church of St. John at Chinsurah, West Bengal, where each year on "Chinsurah Day" in January it blesses the Armenian Christians of Calcutta. On those who honor him. It is possible, with permission from the monks, to see the original tomb where the remains were found. John's answer was – "A person can gain nothing but what is given them from heaven. [102][103][104] But where Matthew specifically identifies John the Baptist as Elijah's spiritual successor (Matthew 11.14, 17.13), the gospels of Mark and Luke are silent on the matter. Find event and ticket information. "I," he answered, "am – 'The voice of one crying aloud in the wilderness – "make a straight road for the Lord"', as the prophet Isaiah said." "No," he said, "I am not." Crosby identifies twenty-five points in the Gospel accounts that lead to the conclusion that John's effectiveness as a "precursor" in encouraging others to follow Jesus was very minimal, since the scriptures record only two of his own followers having become Jesus’ disciples. Who has visited his people and wrought their deliverance, ", In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. St. John the Baptist - Roman Catholic Church - Whitehall, PA. Other Parish News and Updates: Sign up for Online Giving Today! But she could not, for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. All their neighbors were awe-struck at this; and throughout the hill-country of Judea the whole story was much talked about; and all who heard it kept it in mind, asking one another – "What can this child be destined to become?" [126][127], John the Baptist is considered the chief prophet of the Mandaeans, and plays a large part in some of their writings,[128] including the Ginza Rba and the Draša D-Iahia (The Mandaean Book of John). Founded in 1831, the Parish has a rich history of providing spirituality, education, and worship in the Manayunk, Roxborough, and Wissahickon neighborhoods of Philadelphia. [144], Michael H. Crosby, PhD, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, Capuchin friar and priest, in his paper "Why Didn't John the Baptist Commit Himself to Jesus as a Disciple?," stated there was "no biblical evidence indicating that John the Baptist ever became a disciple of Jesus." [63], Upon literary analysis, it is clear that John is the "testifier and confessor par excellence", particularly when compared to figures like Nicodemus.[64]. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. In many Mediterranean countries, the summer solstice is dedicated to St. John. my spirit delights in God my Savior; The Government announced today that religious services will move online from Saturday, December 26. 8:00am - 8:00pm Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 5:30pm PH: 651-633-8333 E: stjohnsnb@pclink.com An Orthodox tradition holds that the head relic was taken to the Mount of Olives, where it was twice buried and discovered, the latter events giving rise to the Orthodox feast of the First and Second Finding of the Head of St. John the Baptist. to give light to those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, The next day, when John was standing with two of his disciples, he looked at Jesus as he passed and exclaimed: "There is the Lamb of God!" [citation needed], Along with John the Evangelist, John the Baptist is claimed as a patron saint by the fraternal society of Free and Accepted Masons (better known as the Freemasons). [citation needed], He is also patron of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, which covers the whole of South Carolina in the United States. He is also referenced in "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. These include a passage in the Book of Malachi (Malachi 3:1) that refers to a prophet who would prepare the way of the Lord: Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts. These passages are applied to John in the Synoptic Gospels. Crosby, Michael H. "Why Didn't John the Baptist Commit Himself to Jesus as a Disciple? Christian festivals associated with Saint John the Baptist and Forerunner are celebrated at various days by different denominations and are dedicated to his conception, birth, and death, as well as in correlation to the baptism of Jesus. In the reign of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the division called after Abijah. [65] In this debate John argued that Jesus "must become greater," while he (John) "must become less"[66] (Latin Vulgate: illum oportet crescere me autem minui). John is not asking an incidental question, writes Deffinbaugh, but instead is issuing a public challenge precipitating a crisis since the message was presented to Jesus while he was with a gathered crowd. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.". John's story was also told to the Abyssinian king during the Muslim refugees' Migration to Abyssinia. St. John the Baptist Coptic Orthodox Church is a member church of the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States, under the auspices of H.G. When the religious authorities in Jerusalem sent some Priests and Levites to ask John – "Who are you? Where Mark has Herod killing John reluctantly and at Herodias' insistence, Matthew describes him as wanting John dead.[53]. "For I have no husband. A man dressed in soft clothing? take hold of the Book with might": and We gave him Wisdom even as a youth. They were both righteous people, who lived blameless lives, guiding their steps by all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord. (Quran 19: 16–33). And now you will be silent and unable to speak until the day when this takes place, because you did not believe what I said, though my words will be fulfilled in due course. "born 1st decade BC, Judaea, Palestine, near Jerusalem—died 28–36 AD; feast day June 24"-, 'Aaron', In: Mills, Watson E. Bryan O. McCollough, Pastor First Lady Elect Ouida McCollough No walk ins. And the king said to the girl, "Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you." Rather,[dubious – discuss] this Qur'an verse is a clear reference to the Biblical account of the miraculous naming of John, which accounted that he was almost named "Zacharias" (Greek: Ζαχαρίας)[136] after his father's name, as no one in the lineage of his father Zacharias (also known as Zechariah) had been named "John" ("Yohanan"/"Yoannes") before him. In the forgiveness of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is a formerly Anglican, now happily Catholic parish in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. ", Mary was much disturbed at his words, and was wondering to herself what such a greeting could mean, when the angel spoke again: "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. (As he promised to our forefathers) Moss also references the incident in Matthew 16 where disciples indicated some people believed Jesus was John the Baptist. Monsignor David Cruz is the founding pastor. Let your lives, then, prove your repentance; and do not begin to say among yourselves 'Abraham is our ancestor,' for I tell you that out of these stones God is able to raise descendants for Abraham! Now this was John's testimony when the Jews of Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. [47] Many scholars have seen the story of John arrested, executed, and buried in a tomb as a conscious foreshadowing of the fate of Jesus. In the United Kingdom, Saint John is the patron of Penzance, Cornwall. Office Hours Monday - Friday | 11am-4pm by phone or appointment only. The child will be great and will be called 'Son of the Most High,' and the Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David, and he will reign over the descendants of Jacob for ever; And to his kingdom there will be no end. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus, and he said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist. Deffinbaugh comments on the difficulty of a more thorough examination of John because of the inclination to think of him in only positive terms. the voice of one crying in the wilderness: [citation needed], Another obscure claim relates to the town of Halifax in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, where, as patron saint of the town, the Baptist's head appears on the official coat-of-arms. ", Six months later the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a maiden there who was engaged to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. Connect with us. Latter-day Saints believe John's ministry was foretold by two prophets whose teachings are included in the Book of Mormon: Lehi[117] and his son Nephi. "My soul exalts the Lord, PHILOSOPHY: St. John the Baptist Catholic School and Preschool, founded in the teachings of the Catholic Church, support the family in the education of their children. When he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they perceived that he had seen a vision there. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church St. John the Baptist Catholic Church St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 2400 Mayport Road. Mass Times. John explicitly announces that Jesus is the one "who baptizes with the Holy Spirit" and John even professes a "belief that he is the Son of God" and "the Lamb of God". Now when [many] others came in crowds about him, for they were very greatly moved [or pleased] by hearing his words, Herod, who feared lest the great influence John had over the people might put it into his power and inclination to raise a rebellion, (for they seemed ready to do any thing he should advise,) thought it best, by putting him to death, to prevent any mischief he might cause, and not bring himself into difficulties, by sparing a man who might make him repent of it when it would be too late. What do you say about yourself?" This happened at Bethany, across the Jordan, where John was baptizing. Heroes Part One: John the Baptist Speaker: Pastor Lee Cummings Date: June 1, 2019. Even after baptizing Jesus, John did not follow Jesus but maintained a separate ministry. And now, you will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will give him the name Jesus. 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