The Gospels make it clear that John was the first New Testament Baptist. He was not John the Mormon or John the Methodist. He was not John the Catholic or John the Campbellite. Rather, he was John the Baptist. God was the first one to call John “the Baptist” (Matt. 3:1), and this makes the name Baptist a heavenly name. He was not called the Baptist because he baptized, for God called him “the Baptist” before he preached or baptized in the Jordan in Matthew 3:1. John was his proper name; the Baptist was the title of his office and expressed his mission into the world.
Author: Milburn R. Cockrell
Publisher: Berea Baptist Church
ISBN 13: 9780971671393
Number of Pages: 49
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