John The Baptist’s Message
John (to Pharisees and Sadducees): Who has warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring fruits worthy of repentance (Show actions that reflect repentance). Don’t say to yourselves, Abraham is our father. God is able to raise up children of Abraham from these stones.
The axe is laid on the root of the trees: every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.
John (to the people): He who has two coats, let him give to him that has none; and he who has meat, let him do likewise.
John (to the publicans): Do not exact more than that which is appointed you. (Publicans were Jews who collected taxes for the Romans. Some collected extra for their own pockets.)
John (to the soldiers): Do violence to no man, do not accuse any falsely, and be content with your wages.
All men wondered in their hearts whether John was the Christ, or not.
John: I baptize you with water for repentance; but one mightier than I comes, whose shoes latchets I am not worthy to stoop down and unloosen. He will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: (speaking of Jesus)
His fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather his wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
John preached many other things to the people.
Read Matthew 3:7-12, Mark 1:7-8 and Luke 3:7-18 for all the details of John the Baptist’s message.