Did John the Baptist Miss Out on God, Part 2

Matthew 11 (cont) John is not in prison because he baptized Jesus. He is in prison because he felt compelled to tell Herod that he should not have married his brother’s wife. (Herod has divorced his wife to marry Herodias, who had ended her marriage to Herod’s brother Philip to facilitate the affair). Because John […]

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Did John the Baptist Miss Out on God? Part 1

In chapter 11 of the gospel of Matthew, we find Jesus confronted by John the Baptist. John, from prison, sends two disciples with a veiled threat to rescind John’s endorsement of Jesus’ ministry. Did John miss God? Are we in danger of missing God ourselves when we deviate from our call as John did from […]

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