Over the past few days I have had some amusing thoughts about John the Baptist. You are quickly introduced to John the Baptist when you start to read the Gospel of John.
John 1:6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
Incredible though it may seem, there are a large number of psuedo-“Christians” in N.Ireland who would not allow John the Baptist to preach in their meetings!!! lol
These particularly deluded fools like to project an air of “super-spirituality” about themselves, which is absolutely hilarious!
The reason they would bar John the Baptist from preaching in their deluded meetings is laughable.
They would prohibit John from preaching because he brings “politics into the church.”
John the Baptist is famous for denouncing the sins of the political rulers of his day, he ended up executed because of it.
The Lord Jesus Christ declared John to be the greatest prophet who ever lived!
Luke 7:28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
It is claimed the site where John the Baptist was imprisoned and beheaded has been located today. Modern archaeologists are excavating the location. You can watch the video for yourself and decide whether it is accurate or not.
John`s Gospel with JC Ryles comments can be read at this link. His comments are as fresh and wholesome today, as they were when he first penned them, over 100 years ago.