After hundreds of years of prophetic silence, the appearance of John the Baptist brought great hope. Many who came to hear him preach speculated that John himself was the Messiah they had been waiting for. Alistair Begg explains what John did to address these false expectations and to prepare them for the coming of Christ. Through preaching, John proclaimed judgment and hope, and through baptizing, he pointed to the salvation Christ would bring for all who believe.
topics: Baptism, Biblical Figures, Jesus Christ, New Birth