I really wanna know "Who are you?"

Week beginning: 6th March, 2022 | By Mark Jones | Surrey

Now this was John's testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, 'I am not the Messiah.'

They asked him, 'Then who are you? Are you Elijah?'

He said, 'I am not.'

'Are you the Prophet?'

He answered, 'No.'

Finally they said, 'Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?'

John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet, 'I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness, "Make straight the way for the Lord."'

John 1:19-23 (NIV)

One principle of cross-examination is 'don't ask a question you don't know the answer to'.

The Jewish leaders sent an elite delegation of priests and Levites to seek an audience with John. They wanted to establish whether this possibly significant p

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