Thursday, August 03, 2017

John The Baptist: his preaching and King Herod

Mar 6:17 For Herod himself had sent and had John arrested and bound in prison on account of Herodias, the wife of his brother Philip, because he had married her.
Mar 6:18 For John had been saying to Herod, "It is not lawful for you to have your brother's wife."
Mar 6:19 Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death and could not do so;
Mar 6:20 for Herod was afraid of John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. And when he heard him, he was very perplexed; but he used to enjoy listening to him.

John held King Herod to the biblical standard of marriage and definition of sin.
John didn't ignore Herod's sin because, after all, he was only doing what unbelievers do.
John didn't ignore Herod's sin because, after all, he was only doing what unbelievers do.
John didn't appeal to Herod's "felt needs" (the flesh)
John didn't seek Herod's approval.
John didn't use pragmatism (ignore Herod's personal sin) in order to save his own life so that he could continue evangelizing.

1 comment:

lyn said...

Well said, excellent post. IF we speak of sin in this day, we are called judgmental, unloving, etc. This is nothing more than Satan's attempt to silence God's elect, may it never be.