Behold the Lamb of God takes away the sin of the world Part One
For various reasons I was writing shorter articles but for many purposes this format is just not working out; therefore, we will in most cases return back to a more in depth analysis on some very interesting biblical subjects.
In verse 25 the Pharisees wanted to know why John the Baptist was baptizing people if he was not the Messiah, Elias or the prophet. This was and still is a sacred rite or ceremony, a cleansing from their former state and this sign is still made use in the Christian church. The Pharisees had this preconception that this was a role for the true Messiah. Look at the ministers throughout the church age because none of them were God. They were servants of the Most High God.
It is divine grace which provides for us through Jesus Christ cleansing from our sin. Baptism is a testimony that this precious gift has happened in our heart which goes into our life as we live for Jesus Christ.
Since John the Baptist was not in any of these categories he was obviously questioned by the Pharisees. John made it very clear that he only baptized with water. He directed them to the One who was far greater than himself. His name is Jesus Christ.
(24) "And they which were sent were of the Phar' l - sees. (25) And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elijah, neither that prophet? (26) John answered them saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth One among you, whom ye know not; (27) He it is, who coming after me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. (28) These things were done in Beth - ab' a - ra beyond Jor'dan, where John seeth Je'sus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John 1: 24 - 29.
This was the same account that John gave in verse fifteen. He explained that the true Messiah is alive on planet earth. John also explained that the true Messiah is alive on planet earth. John also explained that they did not know Jesus Christ but none the less He was physically walking in this world. Jesus Christ was a human being just like we are but the difference is He never even once sinned or transgressed against His Father. Just the mere fact that Jesus Christ walked in human flesh tells me that God is far more near to me than I even realize in my understanding.
This is the end of Part One so until next time God Bless.