10 Call to Ministry pp 82-87

10 Call to Ministry pp 82-87 - LIFE:CalltoMinistry1

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    LIFE: Call to Ministry 1 John the Baptist (The Baptizer)  Historicity of John the Baptist Mentioned by Josephus and prominent in all four gospels Jesus being baptized by John is not something  Christians would make up, because, on the face of it, this  might suggest that John was more important than Jesus The gospels say that John was living an ascetic life in  the desert regions along the Jordan Josephus seems to confirm this; John is baptizing, has a  big following and is eventually killed by Herod Antipas  who feared John might lead a rebellion The gospels contrast John’s lifestyle with that of Jesus  who was not as obviously an ascetic
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    LIFE: Call to Ministry 2 John’s Baptism a Sign of Repentance John is preaching a coming judgment of God  and is encouraging people to reform their lives John’s baptism is a sign of  a person’s  confession of sin and decision to change one’s  life  Later Christian baptism was different: it was a  sign of being buried and rising with Jesus, of  receiving the Holy Spirit, of being cleansed of  Original Sin, and of being incorporated into the  Christian Church
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    LIFE: Call to Ministry 3 Christian baptism also has roots in the ritual bath that 
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10 Call to Ministry pp 82-87 - LIFE:CalltoMinistry1

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