This post is an excerpt from a book on John the Baptist being published in 2020. The message of Malachi summarized John’s life and message: The priesthood had become compromised and politicized. Priests were to be God’s messengers, but the priesthood had failed and therefore not instructed the people in
One of the more profound predictions the book of Revelation makes is that the blood of Jesus has restored humanity so that human beings can serve as priests on the earth. The subject of believers as priests tends to be one of the most neglected subjects in the church in comparison to how central it is in Scripture.