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Jhon was explaining that he was not Christ but the one who came before him in order to prepare others for the come of Christ.  When he was ask if he was he denies three times.  When I think of this I remember the part where Peter denied Christ three times everything leads up to Jesus death and how long he would be in the grave.  Three days and nights and than Jesus would rise again. It is amazing how the number three is used for a number of things in the bible relating to Jesus. 



By: Cynthia Hinck
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John was honest, and prepare people that the one coming, is the Christ so people would not get suprised when he arrived. the coming of the Messaiah was profetsised way befor John the Bapitist.



By: angela Tom
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By: Ken White
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Because John knew that himself was the son between Zechariah and EliZabeth,but not Son of God.



By: Takao Ogawa
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John was preparing the path for Christ to come and these drew they people near God, because some of them were not aware and some were not having they faith that there be a saviour one day.



By: thomas akanvese
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what is called baptize?



By: PETER BIREN
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How did John`s testimony prepare people to receive Jesus and His message?
This was he of whom I said, `He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me. He is a forerunner of Jesus but Jesus who is God has always existed - God created the world. I am here to announce his presence I a mature man aknowledging it publicly like I first did in private in my mother`s womb when Mary visited her - interesting also that Mary, who is the Mother of Jesus, pays the visit to Elisabeth whereas usually the more important pays visit to the less so. Also Mary went to her to serve her and help her. So John puts himself at the service of Jesus saying that though he wouldn`t even be worthy of tieing his sandals, a very humble task to perform which one needs to prostrate himself to the ground. He is a voice in the desert. Many have heard in the past of the coming and if they believe enough in the Word, they will believe that that is Jesus. John, whose mother like Mary passed on to him the Law of the Jew and the OT testaments, stands for all those who were prepared to believe. But he is the one gifted with the courage to shout that recognition in the desert: no one is a Christian a follower of Jesus yet. The first Christian in the bud to bloom unofficially as yet unBaptised? To do that he has to deny that he is himself the one promised by the OT: so he grew in fame amongst people more than Jesus. That`s why he denies being him. He has to make himself small to let Jesus increase: he is the testimony not the groom. A test for John? renouncing to his worldly fame aware that he is at the service of the Lord whom he has to announce? a humble man announcing another humble man. Moses was seen talking to a portentous cloud and following that in the desert. He baptises in water - only the mater of the Sacrament -and says I am the one called to remind you of the promises of the OT and call you to prepare the way for the Anointed one - the High Priest- anointed with the Holy Spirit - the Pharisees were familiar with the anointing ceremony so it is significant, i think, that he first announces them. Ehy! he says I am announcing you a New Ceremony. On what grounds should they trust him? in the name of that Jesus that yes still has to come in a real form but who has always been present in the words of all the prophets who announced him and whose words the priest were called to treasure and spread keeping the people of Israel on the right track. Almost feels like it`s the embryo of Mother Church - before the Holy Spirit breathes into it full and true Life. Making it truly fruitful - a tree in the desert.



By: Alessandra Parrini
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How did John`s testimony prepare people to receive Jesus and His message?
To tell others He is on His way and to be prepared for His coming.



By: Joi Sinclair
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How did John`s testimony prepare people to receive Jesus and His message?
John`s testimony encouraged the people to keep looking for Jesus.



By: Sarah Britt
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How did John`s testimony prepare people to receive Jesus and His message?
John baptized the people with water in a way to prepare them by for the Lord. Their baptism is actually repentence of their sins so we will be make pure when the Lord Jesus comes.



By: Kathleen Terado
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John the Baptist Denies Being the Christ

This is John's testimony, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?"
He confessed, and didn't deny, but he confessed, "I am not the Christ."
They asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?"
He said, "I am not."
"Are you the Prophet?"
He answered, "No."
They said therefore to him, "Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?"
He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as Isaiah the prophet said."
The ones who had been sent were from the Pharisees. They asked him, "Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?"
John answered them, "I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don't know. He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I'm not worthy to loosen." These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

John 1:19-28
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