Matthew 14:3 John the Baptist Brave Enough to Tell Herod the TRUTH

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      Tammy Roesch

      Can you imagine the courage John the Baptist had, to be able to tell Herod, the Ruler of Galilee, that he was sinning and would be LOST if he didn’t break off his relationship with his brothers wife!

      “For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.” Matthew 14:3

      John the Baptist Put in Prison by Herod For Telling Him the Truth

      Fornication and adultery is so common today that many hardly see anything wrong with it. But what was sin back then, is still sin today.

      Paul was brave and daring as was John the Baptist….and he clearly laid out the TRUTH that there should be no sexual sin amongst those who call themselves Christians.

      But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; Ephesians 5:3Herod was affected as he listened to the pointed testimony of John, and, with deep interest, he inquired what he must do to become his disciple. He was convicted by the plain truths uttered by John. His conscience condemned him, for a woman of vile passions had gained his affections and controlled his mind. This unprincipled woman was ambitious for power and authority, and thought if she became the wife of Herod her object would be gained. As Herod listened to the practical truths proclaimed by John, reproving the transgression of the law of God, and setting forth the future punishment which the guilty must suffer, he trembled, and greatly desired to break the chain of lust which held him. He opened his mind to John, who brought Herod to the law of God, face to face, and told him it would be impossible for him to have part in the kingdom of the Messiah unless he should break away from the unlawful connections with his brother’s wife, and, with his whole heart, obey the commandments of God. 2SP 69.2


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