4 comments on “John the Baptist Testifies About Jesus

  1. Hi Don

    I really don’t know why so called ‘scholars’ debate these little details. Why is the bible given to us? It is God telling us something we need to know. Is it the whole story? No of course not. What God is telling us is a snapshot of an event basically what He thinks is important. John says at the end of his gospel that the whole world couldn’t hold the books of all the things Jesus did. Debating whether something happened the next day or not is a waste of time & words since what is written is only a snapshot.

    John, the gospel writer, was a disciple of John the Baptist and was there. I suspect that Jesus had been hanging around a few days checking out what the Baptist was doing and watching the people and the priesthood guys. It is quite possible that when John says “the next day”, it was the next day. The only thing we need to take note of here is that John the Baptist is the human witness, not that God needs a human witness but people need a human witness and John was it.

    What John does not tell us is that the voice of the Father told us
    Mat 3:17 and behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

    So what we have here is the voice of the Father which everyone present would have heard, The Spirit like a dove descending on Jesus which only John the Baptist saw and then John the Baptist verbalizing what he saw.

    What is also of interest is that from John 1:39 to John 1:40 is the time Jesus spent in the wilderness.

    Have you read “When God Walked the Earth” yet?

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