John the baptist


#1

I understood that John the Baptist was Jesus cousin. If he recognized Christ in the womb. Why did he send his follower to ask Christ if he was the messiah?


#2

[quote=Nifer]I understood that John the Baptist was Jesus cousin. If he recognized Christ in the womb. Why did he send his follower to ask Christ if he was the messiah?
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#3

The parallel between 2 Samuel 6:15 and Luke 1:41 is worth noting:

2Sa 6:14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.

Luk 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb;


#4

Also, St. John the Baptist sent his followers to Jesus for their sake, so that THEY would know that He (Jesus) is the one to follow.

I must decrease while He increases.


#5

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