john the baptist

  • Why did John baptize?

    Why did John baptize?

    If baptism is to unite someone with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, how is it that John could baptize people before Jesus had even died? A further puzzling question arises when we see that John “appeared in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins” (Mark 1:4). Jesus’ death…