Matthew by Dennis McCallum (1995)

John the Baptist

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Dennis McCallum

Matthew 3:1-17; 2 Kings 1:8; Malachi 4:5; 1 Corinthians 12:13; John 1:29-34; 2 Corinthians 5:21


John the Baptist was a "type" of Elijah the prophet who prepared the way for Jesus Christ. John the Baptist baptized people in water; this was symbolic of their need for forgiveness. John baptized Jesus, and when he did, God the Father sent the Holy Spirit to affirm that Jesus was the son of God.


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