Every serious Christian knows the hour is desperately late; that soon our beloved Lord Jesus will meet His Bride in the air (I Thess. 4:16-17). What most people don’t know is that, even as John the Baptist foreran the first coming of our Lord, there must come a prophet having the spirit of Elijah who will forerun Christ’s second coming. Of course, even now there are many false prophets in the world, leading many astray (Matthew 24:11-24). But the same God who said there would be the false, said there would come a TRUE Prophet.
Baptism has been a part of the Christian Church since John the Baptist came to forerun the first coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. John was baptizing in the River Jordan for repentance (Matthew 3) and his Message was to prepare the hearts of the people to receive Jesus Christ as Lord (Isaiah 40:3). Jesus Himself was baptized by John (Matthew 3:13-15) and He is our example.