Therefore, this is the reason for the statement and not the self-evident fact that the Baptist’s work ceased when he was cast into prison. That also is why John has the article: had been cast “into the prison,” referring his readers to this famous prison and the Baptist’s confinement there, which they knew of the other evangelists.
Gospel of John
Beware false preachers and others who outwardly act in a manner that is pleasing in your eyes but ask yourself if their actions personify God or themselves.
Beware for Evil Lurks in the Darkness of our soul. We are inherently drawn toward the world and its enticements and we are easily fooled into its traps. Forge a relationship with God through his word and allow ourselves to be immersed in his glory and the power of the Holy Spirit will empower us to bring us to the cross and our saviour, Jesus Christ.
We live in a broken world. A broken world before Christ came and it was because of its condemnation, that Christ came to bring salvation. We have already been condemned and only now, we have a choice to seek salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. So, are we condemned or yet to be Saved?
It is time to see as The Baptists did and put our faith in God and walk along his moral boundaries, looking to Jesus Christ as our only hope for eternal salvation.
There is a stark difference between allowing our beliefs to be governed by our choices and reasoning. God has revealed the one true path to salvation. Not by our works but by the power of the conviction in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. To Believe, Believing and Belief must be set within the foundations of God’s absolutes.
John goes further and theologically ties together the crucifixion, the resurrection and the exaltation. Nicodemus, of course, could not have been expected to grasp both of these connections at the time.
25 Now a discussion arose between some of John’s disciples and a Jew over purification. 26 And they came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he… Read More ›
22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. 23 John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and… Read More ›