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Was Jesus Friends with John the Baptist

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Answering the Question: Was Jesus Friends with John the Baptist and Was Jesus Born of a Virgin?

History and Bible Verses:

  1. Friendship with John the Baptist:
  • The Bible does not describe a close friendship between Jesus and John the Baptist, but it clearly states that they knew each other. John recognized Jesus as the Messiah before Jesus began His ministry. John declared, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). This acknowledgment shows a spiritual connection, recognizing Jesus’ mission and divinity.
  1. Virgin Birth of Jesus:
  • The birth of Jesus to a virgin is a fundamental aspect of Christian doctrine, as recorded in the Bible. The Gospels of Matthew and Luke mention that Mary was a virgin when she gave birth to Jesus. Matthew 1:23 specifically refers to the prophecy in Isaiah, stating, “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).

Relevant Examples:

  • Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth: When Mary, pregnant with Jesus, visited Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, John leapt in his mother’s womb (Luke 1:41). This event is often interpreted as John recognizing the Messiah even before birth.
  • Baptism of Jesus: John baptized Jesus in the Jordan River, an event marking the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry. During this event, John initially hesitates, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” (Matthew 3:14), acknowledging Jesus’ superiority.

Three Main Takeaways:

  1. Spiritual Recognition: John and Jesus had a spiritual connection, with John recognizing and proclaiming Jesus as the Messiah.
  2. Divine Birth: The virgin birth of Jesus is a cornerstone of Christian faith, symbolizing Jesus’ divine origin.
  3. Fulfillment of Prophecy: Both John’s role in recognizing Jesus and Jesus’ birth to a virgin fulfill Old Testament prophecies, confirming their significant roles in God’s plan.

These points highlight the deep spiritual links and biblical foundations for understanding the relationship between Jesus and John the Baptist and the miraculous nature of Jesus’ birth.


  • Greg Gaines

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