Forgiveness – Day 14
The purpose of John the Baptist was to prepare the way for the ministry of Jesus to the Jews – and later the Gentiles too. He had to remove possible obstacles and bring about moral reform (4-5).
The Preaching of John the Baptist
Forgiveness in the Gospels – 1
The moral reform involved the following: –
Turn to God – they needed to repent, meaning not only a change of mind but also a change in attitude towards God.
Live God’s way – the person’s whole lifestyle changes to live the way God wants the believer to live.
Baptise – the physical proof that a person’s sins had been washed away and that the person had truly repented. No repentance, no forgiveness.
John baptised not only in one place, but several places along the Jordan River.
We read the same in Acts 2:37-41.