By Robert Lewis
NAMED BY GOD
Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
Mark 6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
John 1:6There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John.
Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,
LAST OF OT PROPHETS
Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the vioÂlent take it by force.
Matthew 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from GaliÂlee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
CAME TO BEAR WITNESS TO JESUS CHRIST
John 1:15John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preÂferred before me: for he was before me.
BAPTIZED ALL OF THE APOSTLES
Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
COMMENDED BY JESUS HIMSELF
Matthew 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
AUTHORIZED BY GOD TO BAPTIZE
Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
WAS A JUST AND HOLY MAN
Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.