But for those who were baptized by John that baptism did not suffice: for they were baptized with the baptism of Christ; because the baptism of John was not the baptism of Christ. Let him repeat it himself. John is true, Christ is the Truth; John is true, but every true man is true from the Truth. "We know not;" regarding that which they knew, they said, "We know not." Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right … "I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. And perchance, my wish falls short of my duty in speaking; even if I were able to speak as I wish, how much less am I able to speak as I ought? 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 5:20; (Heb. (1-14) Jesus walks on the sea. But if He who sent Him said, "Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending as a dove, and abiding upon Him, the same is He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost," and he knew Him not, but when the dove descended he learned to know Him, and the time at which the dove descended was when the Lord was going up from the water; but John had known the Lord, when the Lord came to him to the water: it is made plain to us that John after a manner knew, and after a manner did not at first know the Lord. And what is envy? But, except, however. To conquer, be victorious, overcome, prevail, subdue. How dost thou know? Because it behoved Christ to be baptized. How can you say that we shall be set free?” How can you say that we shall be set free?” 34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Thou wilt not venture to say: I am better than John. 13. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled…. Why was John sent baptizing? These things I have spoken unto you . Mansura Chapter 47. Why then, say they, dost thou exaggerate the merit of John, and, as it were, underrate the misery of heretics? Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael. He received it indeed, for of himself he could do nothing: for if any one speaketh of his own, he speaketh of his own a lie. Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. [103] John 1:29. The servant says that he baptizes; he says so rightly, as the apostle says, "And I baptized also the household of Stephanas;" [98] but as a servant. CHAPTER 13. So far, then, did I know the Lord, that I wished to be baptized by Him, not that He should be baptized by me; and then He said to me, "Suffer it to be so now; for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness." But, my brethren, it is madness to say that -- I will not say Judas -- but that any man was better than he of whom it was said, that "Among those that are born of women, there hath not arisen a greater than John the Baptist." [108] 1 Corinthians 3:6, 7. Chapter Contents. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?" The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou. The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet. From thlibo; pressure. Bible > John > Chapter 16 > Verse 33 Draw not the sword wherewith thou dost strike Christ. I shall see to it who was the minister; I shall see who was the herald. [112] He, and not He: He by power, they by ministry; they performed the service of baptizing, the power of baptizing remained in Christ. Listen to the Apostle John: "He who hateth his brother is a murderer." Therefore see, give heed to the words of the apostles. And how is he again true when he saith, "I knew Him not: but He that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending as a dove, and abiding upon Him, the same is He who baptizeth with the Holy Ghost"? Acknowledge, then, now the Judge, and do not be a proud herald. 9. because certain who had the baptism of John were commanded by Paul to be baptized, [111] for they had not the baptism of Christ. [110] Whence those who separated themselves became unteachable. Mark, if they are not as enemies confounded by the lamp. How did He make me safe? Is it this, O John, that He said to thee who sent thee? Can we prove that he was the lamp? This He would not do, in order that the hope of the baptized might be in him by whom they acknowledged themselves to have been baptized. (66-71) Commentary on John 6:1-14 (Read John 6:1-14) John relates the miracle of feeding the multitude, for its reference to the following discourse. They, then, knowing what John had said regarding the Lord, said among themselves, "If we shall say that John's baptism is from heaven, He will say unto us, Wherefore then did ye not believe him? Find out if you can get help paying for school or job training through the Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33). It is the general statement of their relation to the world. O evil kite, thou mayest not tear me from the bowels of the dove. 6. J.H. But it behoved those fellow-servants who were baptized with that baptism to be likewise baptized with the baptism of the Lord: but those who were baptized with the baptism of the Lord do not require the baptism of the fellow-servant. View Chapter If he tells thee the truth, and does not lie, seduced by thee, he will say, I have. or when will faculty of tongue or heart suffice to speak as I wish? Homilies on the Gospel of John — St. Augustine . I had closed my shutter, laid a mat to the door to Do not imitate the evil preacher, but imitate the Good One who is preached to thee. Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet - It was just before the Passover Festival. As long as he says, I have, thou sayest, I will not give. How was he true acknowledging the Lord and saying, "Comest Thou to me to be baptized," and, "I have need to be baptized of Thee"? Was not John then, the friend of the Bridegroom, in unity with the Bridegroom? No, he says; not Christ, but that bishop baptized thee, and that bishop communicates to them. He would not, therefore, that the servant should place his hope in the servant. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. a 2 The devil had already induced * Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot, to hand him over. For the same purpose for which the persecutor put forth the flame, thou puttest forth the tongue; thou dost by seducing what he did not do by slaying. And thou seest that they hold us up to hatred, for the persecutions, as they call them, which they have suffered. His humanity he has in common with many, his Christianity distinguishes him from many, and his Christianity belongs to him more strictly than his humanity. For we cannot think that men are not saved now, or that more are not saved now, or that there was one salvation then, another now. Give heed. (15-21) He directs to spiritual food. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. I will prove it from the very words of the Truth Himself, when He asked the Jews, "The baptism of John, whence was it? If, then, the Son sent thee with the Father, how didst thou not know Him by whom thou wast sent? For this purpose therefore did He receive baptism from John, in order that, receiving what was inferior from an inferior, He might exhort inferiors to receive that which was superior. John. If our Lord Jesus Christ had been alone baptized with the baptism of John; -- hold fast what we say; let not the world have such power as to efface from your hearts what the Spirit of God has written there; let not the thorns of care have such power as to choke the seed which is being sown in you: for why are we compelled to repeat the same things, but because we are not sure of the memory of your hearts? I could wish to hear one better than myself speak this, rather than speak of it to you. They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a … His enemies I will clothe with shame." [90] John 8:44. Behold, after John baptism was given; after heretical baptism is it not to be given? He speaks of the assured victory as though it were already accomplished. But what was in Him which he knew not? [109] John 1:23. We have arrived, as the Lord hath willed it, to the day of our promise. How? For those whom John baptized, John baptized; those whom Judas baptized, Christ baptized. Because they preached Christ. If, perhaps, I were to ask for proof, thou couldst give none; indeed, thou liest; it has been proved that thou wert not able to give proof. (See Note on John 16:11 and John 12:31; John 13:31.) For it was said of the Lord before He suffered, that He baptized more than John; then it was added: "Howbeit, Jesus Himself baptized not, but His disciples." This is known to all. [115] Behold, after John baptism was given, after a murderer baptism was not given; because John gave his own baptism, the murderer gave the baptism of Christ. Read Chapter #33 John from the story UnOrdinary: What if? For what did they reply? Christian, what dost thou persecute in a Christian? Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, were multiplied. An evil man gave it to thee. What dost thou teach him whom thou wishest to rebaptize, unless that he first say, I am not a Christian? Although there was one gospel of all, yet thou findest that they said, my gospel: thou dost not find that they say, my baptism. What John learned by means of the dove let us also learn. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, NT Gospels: John 16:33 I have told you these things that (Jhn Jo Jn). The Lord was made known by a dove, not to him who knew Him not, but to him who in a manner knew Him, and in a manner knew Him not. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. And do not give, for that which thou wishest to give cannot cleave to me; because what I received cannot be taken away from me. But whom the Father and the Son sent, one God sent; because the Son said, "I and the Father are one." What does the authority do to thee if thou art good? This favor was bestowed upon John that it should be called his baptism. But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. 19. It had been so. This we have already explained, but we recur to it, because it is necessary for the present question. 3. Chapter I.33 We have arrived, as the Lord hath willed it, to the day of our promise. [97] Matthew 21:25. Acts 23:11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. Let not those seducers deceive thee, O dove, who say, We baptize. isen, rei, remi. I do not reject John, but rather I believe John. * 1 Before the feast of Passover, * Jesus knew that his hour had come to pass from this world to the Father. Thou art then not better than John: but the baptism given through thee is better than that of John; for the one is Christ's, but the other is that of John. 3 e All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. VillePlatte Chapter 41. Thou hast not, he says. What impediment can the malicious herald put in your way if the judge is well-disposed? But what did he not know? For what does Paul say? 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. In order that the sufferer might be induced to say, I am not a Christian. [93] Matthew 3:14. It is manifest that it was this; who, then, sent thee? But it behoveth, they say, the ministers of so great a Judge who baptize, to be righteous. 14. John P. April Chapter 33. Let the ministers be by all means righteous, and seek not their own glory, but His glory whose ministers they are; let them not say, The baptism is mine; for it is not theirs. Summary: Chapter 33. For the spiritual virtue of the sacrament is like the light: both by those who are to be enlightened is it received pure, and if it passes through the impure it is not stained. Chapter Contents. He will grant this also, that we may arrive at the fulfillment of the promise. And that you may know, brethren, what John did not know in Him, he learned it by means of the dove: for he knew the Lord; but that He was to retain to Himself the power of baptizing, and not to give it to any servant, he did not yet know. 30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. He said himself, "Prepare ye the way for the Lord." John 16 16 1 “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. [90] No one has anything of his own except falsehood and sin. Thou askest, Hast thou baptism? Which shall I believe, the kite or the dove? We prefer not Judas to John; but the baptism of Christ, even when given by the hand of Judas, we prefer to the baptism of John, rightly given even by the hand of John. I did not know this: so what did He say to me? "Behold, after John, baptism was given." I have, he says. But be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.--The pronoun is strongly emphatic, "I have Myself overcome the world." For I have, I think, to some extent made plain to you, holy brethren, that a matter which had to be learned was instilled into John by means of the dove, a matter with regard to Christ which John did not know, although he already knew Christ; but why it behoved this matter to be pointed out by means of the dove, I would say, were it possible to say it briefly: but because it would take long to say, and I am unwilling to burden you, since I have been helped by your prayers to perform my promise; with the renewed help of your pious attention and good wishes, it will likewise become clear to you, wherefore John with regard to that matter which he learned regarding the Lord, namely, that it is "He which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost," and that to none of His servants had he transferred the power of baptizing -- why this it became him not to learn except through the dove. Chapter Contents. But I decline to discuss it; let the Lord of both decide the cause of His own official. To be of good courage, good cheer, be bold. 32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. The dove does not tear. For the dove did not teach John without teaching the Church, the Church to which it was said, "My dove is one." 33 He who has received His testimony # Rom. When Mr. St. John went, it was beginning to snow; the whirling storm continued all night. For John is better than a heretic, just as John is better than a drunkard, as John is better than a murderer. Ed Gary Mem Chapter 52. You may qualify if you served on active duty after September 10, 2001, or if you're the qualified spouse or dependent child of a Veteran who meets these service requirements. 24 (This was before John was put in prison.) How should it not be sufficient, when not even it was necessary? Peace is the Christian's birthright, and his joy no one taketh from him (John 16:22, John 14:27). John The Word Became Flesh. [91] John 14:6. But the Lord Jesus Christ could, if He wished, have given power to one of His servants to give a baptism of his own, as it were, in His stead, and have transferred from Himself the power of baptizing, and assigned it to one of His servants, and have given the same power to the baptism transferred to the servant as it had when bestowed by the Lord. But perhaps some one objects, and says, Prove to us that that baptism was called the baptism of John. Let not the dove shrink from the ministration of the bad, but have regard to the power of the Lord. What did the Emperor persecute in thee? Jefferson Chapter 37. He persecuted the flesh; thou in a Christian persecutest the Spirit. [93] He knew Him therefore. [92] Who then sent John? In what do I believe John? Let us put the question which the Lord put to the Jews, let us ask and say, "The baptism of John, whence is it? What greater cruelty did the pagan persecutor of the Church commit? That the power of the Lord's baptism was not to pass from the Lord to any man, but that the ministration of it plainly would do so; the power from the Lord to no one, the ministration both to good and bad. 33 He who has received His testimony # Rom. [112] John 4:1, 2. (22-27) His discourse with the multitude. [114] Philippians 1:15-18. John 16 - NIV: “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. The Lord? From Him he received power to baptize whom he afterwards baptized. Wherefore did it behove Christ to be crucified? We can prove it; for the Lord says: "He was a burning and a shining lamp." But that which Christ does with the Father, the Father does; and what the Father does with Christ, Christ does. Give heed, beloved; in the same manner that He did create Mary, and was created by Mary, so did He give the baptism of John, and was baptized by John. Those who receive the baptism of Christ do not seek the baptism of John; those who received the baptism of John sought the baptism of Christ. Wherefore did it behove Christ to be baptized? I know that there will be proud ones in my future people; I know that some men then will be eminent in some grace, so that when they see ordinary persons baptized, they, because they consider themselves better, whether in continence, or in alms-giving, or in doctrine, will perhaps not deign to receive what has been received by their inferiors. Consider not the why, but the whom: through envy is Christ preached to thee. They truly persecute the Church who persecute by means of deceit; they strike the heart more heavily who strike with the sword of the tongue; they shed blood more bitterly who, as far as they can, slay Christ in man. Thou art not able to give what he already has, but thou makest him deny what he has. 18:18; John 7:16 For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God does not give the Spirit # John 1:16 by measure. What, then, dost thou wish to take away? And they, who were preparing to spread their wiles, were entangled by the question, and began to debate with themselves, and say, "If we shall answer, It is from heaven, He will say unto us, Wherefore did ye not believe him?" But I do not place my case on this, lest from my zealous defense of innocent men thou infer that I have placed my hope even on innocent men. 4 f In him was life, 1 and g the life was the light of men. 7. "Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending as a dove, and abiding upon Him, the same is He who baptizeth with the Holy Ghost." Thou dost not slay the flesh. The Washing of the Disciples’ Feet. 33 They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone. In like manner, then, they whom a drunkard baptized, those whom a murderer baptized, those whom an adulterer baptized, if it was the baptism of Christ, were baptized by Christ. He deigned from this to give authority to His own baptism, that His servants might know with what alacrity they ought to run to the baptism of the Lord, when He Himself did not refuse to receive the baptism of a servant. What will they say? [110] Philippians 3:15. Listen to the sort of persons whom the Apostle Paul mentions, false brethren, preaching the word of God through envy, and what he says of them: "And I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice." But I say to thee thyself, whoever thou art, Art thou better than John? But take courage; I have overcome the world!" The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. Give heed, each one of you, my brethren, to what the Christian possesses. 2. Behold, John was full of the Holy Spirit; and he had his baptism from heaven, not from men; but how long had he it? 34 You will look for me, but you will not find me; and where I am, you cannot come.” 35 The Jews said to one another, “Where does this man intend to go that we cannot find him? The baptism which John received is called the baptism of John: alone he received such a gift. He does not say, "He is the Lord;" He does not say, "He is the Christ;" He does not say, "He is God;" He does not say, "He is Jesus;" He does not say, "He is the One who was born of the Virgin Mary, after thee, before thee." (1-14) Jesus walks on the sea. [94] John 1:3. We have arrived, as the Lord hath willed it, to the day of our promise. 8. I interrogate John: "Who sent thee to baptize with water? That he was about to retain to Himself the power of His baptism, and was not to transmit or transfer it to any servant; but that, whether a good servant baptized in a ministerial manner, or whether an evil servant baptized, the person baptized should not know that he was baptized, unless by Him who kept to Himself the power of baptizing. No one of the just before him and no one after him so received a baptism that it should be called his baptism. 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. What did He desire to teach by means of the dove -- that is, by means of the Holy Spirit thus coming to teach who had sent him to whom He said, "Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending as a dove, and abiding upon Him, the same is He"? I Am the Good Shepherd. 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