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To: Lera
John the Baptist didn’t do that because of penance he lived that way because he was a Nazirite like Samson. He was actually a Nazirite from birth.

But why were there Nazirites to begin with? Luke gospel that you cite gives an answer: "to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

7,087 posted on 01/19/2011 5:23:16 AM PST by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex

The entire Old Testament was given to prepare Israel for the Messiah .

Still has nothing to do with John the Baptist doing penance as Roman Catholics see it.


7,096 posted on 01/19/2011 8:37:36 AM PST by Lera
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