John the Baptist Painting by Christine Hales
John the Baptist was known as the forerunner. He was born of Elizabeth and Zechariah in fulfillment of the prophecy from the Archangel Gabriel.
John the Baptist “was not the light, but came as a witness to the light, so that through him everyone might believe.” He is known as a prophet and “a voice crying out in the wilderness”.
John the Baptist
He is known as the baptizer of Christ, although he professed to be unworthy to baptize the man he recognized as Jesus. John was well known as a prophet but said that “He must increase and I must decrease”, John 3:30.