Was John the Baptist God?

I just thought I would put this question out here. Since it does appear that John the Baptist, before he was born was filled with the Holy Ghost. Please read this scripture,and ask yourself: “Could John the Baptist been GOD?

39 And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; 40 And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

Since the Holy Ghost is GOD, then I would suspect that John the Baptist was GOD while in the womb of his mother. Also, keep in mind that John the Baptist was filled with the Holy Ghost before he was born, and Jesus was filled with the Holy Ghost when he got baptized by John the Baptist..

I just thought it was interesting to point that out.

Blessings.
Tweety

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RESPONSES 1:

No, JtB was just a man who was filled with the Holy Spirit in the womb. If he was God, God would have told us. I am filled with the Holy Spirit, since I am saved, and I am not God.
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Response 2:

“I say to you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John; yet he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” (Luke 7:28 NASB)

That’s Jesus, speaking of John the Baptist, after John’s messengers had come to inquire of Him (Jesus) as to whether or not He (Jesus) was the “Expected One” (verse 19).

Clearly, no one in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than God Himself, so it is not possible that John the Baptist was God. He was, however, filled with and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
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That is good; bet they never even gave it a thought, as to why you asked this.  One baby has HG before birth.  The other one get HG at age  30.  Yet they think Jesus is God, and John was not.

they say, God sent Jesus, proves he came here from heaven.
There was a MAN SENT FROM GOD, WHOSE NAME WAS JOHN.
 
Guess they just do not want any truth.

The book of Revelation is a prophetical book; therefore it had to have been written by a Prophet.

Luke 16:16–The LAW and the PROPHETS were UNTIL JOHN: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

Luke 7:28—For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

See, this is showing that prophets did not come into the era of the kingdom of God; the very least of us, are greater than the greatest prophet.

There were no prophets, receiving the Word of God, since John the Baptist. Paul, and the other N.T. writters only wrote epistles; not prophet books. Revelation is the only prophet book in the N.T. Scriptures; therefore, it had to have been written by a prophet; of which John the Baptist was the last one.

John 1:6—There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.

v7–The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the LIGHT, that all men through him might believe.

v8—He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.

Rev.1:1–The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants (prophets)–things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his SERVANT JOHN:

v2–Who bare RECORD of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

Now, bearing witness and bearing record means the same thing. So, John the Baptist is the one whom God sent to bare record, witness of Jesus, the Light.

Another thing, after the resurrection, Jesus opened the understanding of all his disciples, including John, the disciple. Jesus taught these men himself.

But, notice, that the John who wrote Revelation was taught by an angel. The angel of the Lord brought this Revelation to John the Baptist; for this is the way the prophets received the Word: God gave the Word to angels (whom He called gods)—then the angels delivered the Word to prophets. N.T. people do not receive the Word this way.

We are taught by the Holy Ghost. He will lead you and guide you into all truth. John the disciple was taught by Jesus; not an angel. John the Baptist was the one who was sent to prepare the way for Jesus; he is the one who bare record of Jesus. He was the last O.T. prophet.

Jo

Freeborn,

 
Now, I put this message at the top because as I was reading a question came to my mind. Now, you say in this 
 
message that the Law and Prophets were until John. And you quote Luke 16:16. Which reads like this:
 

16 The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

Now, Jesus said these words, so we know that it is truth. So, the Law (Moses Law) and the Prophets(Prophets BEFORE JOHN) was followed by all.
My question that comes to mind is: This would mean that Jesus was NOT a prophet?
Thanks.
Tweety

 

Published by Tweety134

I love Jesus. And I only read the King James Scriptures.

2 thoughts on “Was John the Baptist God?

  1. Hi, Tweety,  I have been ‘hit’ with that one before, for the same reason that many others refuse to see that John was the last OT TYPE prophet.Jesus was A PROPHET, THE ONE GOD SPOKE TO MOSES ABOUT.But Jesus was a different type prophet than those in the OT.  Jesus did something no one else had done nor can do.He receive the total revelation from God, because God put his words into the mouth of Jesus.Jesus ended those OT prophets and began the NT prophets.He was both and yet neither.  I know it may sound crazy, but see, Jesus gave us the pure Word of God in a way that no one else ever has or ever will.It was from the very mouth of God, as God himself taught Jesus.In Heb one, we have the answer:  God said, in times PAST, HE SPOKE TO MEN BY THE PROPHETS,  BUT IN THESE LAST DAYS HE SPEAKS BY HIS SON.We are still in those last days, which began with Jesus.We still must believe ,  accept , and speak what Jesus said, for it is what God said.He did not do the job of an OT prophet;  nor did he do the job of a NT prophet, being so much more.He spoke the very words of God, giving us the secrets and truth which had been hidden behind the vale, before.Does this make sense to you?  I hope so.  I see it, but may not be explaining it so you can see it.I appreciate your continued labor here with me, for the kingdom of Christ Jesus, our Lord.Jo

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  2. Freeborn,Thanks for your explanation. I was confused about that. Well, I am starting to just give up on FACEBOOK. I am being HIT With TRINITY. PRE-INCARNATE GOD. And all the rest. The posts are starting to really confuse everyone. First this guy said JESUS IS THE WORD. So there is GOD THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT.So I explained JESUS NEVER SAID HE WAS GOD. HE CAME BACK AND SAID JESUS DID  NOT HAVE TO SAY IT. BECAUSE THE PEOPLE Knew that JESUS WAS GOD. I asked for Scripture for what he just said. He never answered me. I am sick of it all. It will take GOD to straighten all of this out.The deception is far and wide. Just like we discussed before. They are blinded by GOD. And they do not realize it. Love you.Tweety

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