John’s Testimony of Christ   1 comment

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Above:  River Jordan, Between 1934 and 1939

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Jno. 1, 6-8

John’s testimony important then and now.  His qualifications were ample & his virtues true.

1.  He bore testimony to the dignity of Jesus.  “He is become before me.”  “Is above all.”  “I am not worthy to unloose his sandal’s thongs.”

2.  He spake of Christ’s preexistence–“He was before me.”  Hence St. John says He was the Creator in the beginning.  From all eternity He is Christ.

3.  John announces His spiritual fullness and power.  “He baptizeth with the Holy Spirit, having received that baptism in its fullness.  Of his fullness have we received and grace upon grace.”

4.  He declares the efficacy of His mediatorial sacrifice.  “Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world.”  “He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows.”

5.  He testifies to the unique personality of Christ, his eternal Sonship.   “This is the Son of God.”  “I heard the voice out of heaven:  This is my beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased.”

What a view of the Christ is here, given us!  Let us trust and obey Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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