What virtues did John the Baptist practice in his life?
John ate locust and wild honey and he wore a sheepskin gown. He told people to repent and be baptised.
Another answer from our community: John the Baptist was a man in the Bible who preached of the comingof Jesus. He was the man to baptize Jesus in the River Jordan, asrecorded in the book of Matthew. John the Baptist was the cousin ofJesus. His mother was Elizabeth.
All over the world, though much more strongly in the western world, particularly the southern states of the united states of America and the United Kingdom
baptised the people with water in the river of Jordan foretold the story of Jesus baptised Jesus in the river of Jordan was beheaded for telling the truth
Saint Thomas Aquinas had a wide range of beliefs, as well as a setof virtues that he followed. The virtues were justice, temperance,fortitude, and prudence, as well as charity, faith, and hope.
To read about the life, ministry and virtues of St. Matthew click on the biography link below.
She was the princess of the poor, the duchess of the humble, the teacher of the continent, and the Abbess of the penitent. She governed her monastery, and the family entrusted to her in it, solicitly and prudently in the fear and service of the Lord and in the full observance of the Order: vigil in …care, in ministry studious, in exhortation attentive; diligent in admonition, in correction moderate, temperate in precepts; in compassion outstanding, discrete in silence, in speech mature, and well considered in all the things opportune to a perfect government, willing more to serve as a family member than to rule as a lord, and to honour than to be taken up in honour. Her life was an education and a doctrine to others. In this book of life all the other (sisters) learned the rule for living; in this mirror of life the rest of women learn to inspect the paths to life. For indeed she caused herself in body to stand on Earth, but in spirit she was turned unto the sky; a little vessel of humility, an armoire of chastity, an ardour of charity, a sweetness of benignity, an oak-strength of patience, a knot of peace and a communion of familiarity: meek in work, supple in deed, and in all things lovable and accepted. And, with the flesh depressed, to convalesce in spirit -- because anyone, with their enemy debilitated, is made the stronger -- she kept the floor bare and brushwood for a bed, and for a pillow under her head hard wood, and content with one tunic with a mantle of vile, despised and rough cloth. These humble garments did she use for the covering of her body, a sharp cilice woven from little cords of horse hair sometimes employed next to the flesh. Strict too in food and in drink withdrawn, she curbed herself with so great an abstinence in these, that for a long time for three days a week, namely, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she tasted nearly nothing for her body, nevertheless on the rest of the days restricting herself to such an extend with a paucity of foods, that the other (sisters) use to wonder about her, in what manner she could subsist under so strong a withdrawal. Over and above these, dedicated assiduously to vigils and prayers, she expended day and night-time chiefly in these. At last perplexed with daily languors, when she could not rise by herself to corporal exertion, she was raised by the suffrage of her Sisters and, having placed supports at her back, she worked with her own hands , lest even in her infirmities she be idle. Whence from linen cloth of this her own study and labour, she caused very many corporals for the Sacrifice of the Altar to be made, and to be employed throughout the plains and mountains of Assisi in diverse churches.. She was the princess of the poor, the duchess of the humble, the teacher of the continent, and the Abbess of the penitent. She governed her monastery, and the family entrusted to her in it, solicitly and prudently in the fear and service of the Lord and in the full observance of the Order: vigil in care, in ministry studious, in exhortation attentive; diligent in admonition, in correction moderate, temperate in precepts; in compassion outstanding, discrete in silence, in speech mature, and well considered in all the things opportune to a perfect government, willing more to serve as a family member than to rule as a lord, and to honour than to be taken up in honour. Her life was an education and a doctrine to others. In this book of life all the other (sisters) learned the rule for living; in this mirror of life the rest of women learn to inspect the paths to life. For indeed she caused herself in body to stand on Earth, but in spirit she was turned unto the sky; a little vessel of humility, an armoire of chastity, an ardour of charity, a sweetness of benignity, an oak-strength of patience, a knot of peace and a communion of familiarity: meek in work, supple in deed, and in all things lovable and accepted. And, with the flesh depressed, to convalesce in spirit -- because anyone, with their enemy debilitated, is made the stronger -- she kept the floor bare and brushwood for a bed, and for a pillow under her head hard wood, and content with one tunic with a mantle of vile, despised and rough cloth. These humble garments did she use for the covering of her body, a sharp cilice woven from little cords of horse hair sometimes employed next to the flesh. Strict too in food and in drink withdrawn, she curbed herself with so great an abstinence in these, that for a long time for three days a week, namely, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, she tasted nearly nothing for her body, nevertheless on the rest of the days restricting herself to such an extend with a paucity of foods, that the other (sisters) use to wonder about her, in what manner she could subsist under so strong a withdrawal. Over and above these, dedicated assiduously to vigils and prayers, she expended day and night-time chiefly in these. At last perplexed with daily languors, when she could not rise by herself to corporal exertion, she was raised by the suffrage of her Sisters and, having placed supports at her back, she worked with her own hands , lest even in her infirmities she be idle. Whence from linen cloth of this her own study and labour, she caused very many corporals for the Sacrifice of the Altar to be made, and to be employed throughout the plains and mountains of Assisi in diverse churches. (MORE)
because he was called by god to baptise people: ask god to forgive them of their sins and cleanse them with the water of the river jordon, symbollically washing away a persons sins.
Mother Teresa practiced quite a number of virtues that can beemulated. Some of these virtues include being compassion, love,humility, kindness and charity among others.
She was very, very humble. Even when people offered her money, gifts, or asked her to bless something of theirs, she refused. She also had piety, purity, simplicity, and integrety.
John the Baptist is the man who baptized Jesus Christ in the Jordanriver and who became one of his first twelve disciples. John theBaptist is also Jesus' cousin. As for the baptist bird, once Jesus became baptized, the heavensopened and The Holy Spirit came down in the form of a dove thatlanded on …Jesus' shoulder. Then God said this is my son. --: John the Baptist was not one of the 12 disciples. The discipleswere Andrew, Bartholomew / Nathanael, James, the Elder, James, theLesser or Younger, John, Judas, Jude / Thaddeus, Matthew / Levi,Peter or Simon Peter, Philip, Simon the Zealot, Thomas. To replaceJudas, God ordained Saul/Paul. The dove landed on Jesus' head, not his shoulder. (MORE)
There is no biography of Elizabeth's life. All that we know about her with certainty is found in the Gospels.
Some of life's most important virtues are love, respect, and peace.These are important to maintain good relationships and live a happylife.
No. Both Baptists and Anabaptists have their names deriving from the idea that they would "re-baptize" people. By 1500's it had become normative to practice the Christian rite of baptism on infants as an expression of faith of the parents. Both Baptists and Anabaptists believed that baptism is to e…xpress the faith of the individual. Therefore, people who joined Baptist or Anabaptist groups were required to undergo "believer's baptism" even if they had been baptized as infants. John the Baptist was described as such because his most famous role in the Bible was as the one who baptized Jesus. Even though John did practice believer's baptism, he was not a "Baptist" in the Christian sense. John's baptism was a Jewish baptism of repentance. (The English term "baptize" is simply the transliteration of a Greek word meaning to dip or immerse.) It was pre-Christian. (MORE)
Saint Cecilia was a martyr of the early Church, her feast was celebrated in the fourth century, so that goes back a ways. There are many legends about her (which you can read at the link below).
John prophesied the coming of Christ and then baptised Him. He was beheaded because he rebuked Herod for his relationship with his brother's wife.
Olivia never existed. She is a ficticious character in an ancient story that some people took to be a biography.
Saint Matthew was also known for his Love displayed in his love ofGod, self and others, his Self discipline in Learning to make the'right decisions,' his Unity shown in his living, learning, servingin a community, Justice which he displayed by treat people as wewould want to be treated, Respect of o…thers, [his faith] and thewider community, his Excellence in doing his personal best ineverything he did, and Joyfulness because he always found fun inboth work and play. (MORE)
Tradition has it that John the Baptist was an orphan and adopted by the Essenes who are Hebrew monks. They wore sackcloth and lived off the land. That is why John the Baptist had such peculiar habits.
John the Baptist came to people preaching "repent and be baptized" and "make way for the Lord." His message blessed by God and he recognized when he baptize Jesus that he was special and asked his followers to follow him instead.
Born: 5 B.C. \nBirthplace: Judea \nDied: c. 33 A.D. (beheading) \nBest Known As: The man who "prepared the way" for Jesus of Nazareth \n \n\nJohn the Baptist is a key figure in the Biblical stories of Jesus of Nazareth. According to the Gospels, John's role was to announce the coming of Jesus: in Jo…hn 1:23 he tells interrogators, "I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord.'" According to Matthew 3:4, he wore clothing made of camel's hair and ate locusts and wild honey, and baptized people in the river Jordan. (It was after being baptized by John that Jesus was led to the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.) John later was executed by the ruler Herod; as told in Matthew chapter 14, Herod granted the demand of Salome to "give me the head of John the Baptist here on a platter."\n\nIn the Catholic Church, his feast day is June 24th... John the Baptist is a different person from the apostle John, for whom the Gospel of John is named... In speaking of Jesus, John said: "I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the holy spirit"... According to Luke, John was the son of Zechariah (or Zachary) and his wife Elizabeth, a relative of Jesus' mother Mary, and was born roughly six months before Jesus.\n\n (MORE)
John the Baptist didn't have any children because he never had a love affair or marry.
You will find the story of John the Baptist being beheaded in Matthew 14:1 - 12 and Mark 6:17 - 29.
No connection really, although some Baptist Christians have sought to see a connection. Baptists, as a recognized entity, go back to the early 1600s. They often describe themselves as a "New Testament" church because of their emphasis on two ordinances (or sacraments), the use of immersion in baptis…m, and simplicity of their church and church leadership structure (things they hold in common with churches of the 1st century). John the Baptist was a Jewish prophet who carried out immersion baptism (like the Baptists). However, it was pre-Christian rite that it marked a radical repentance. Within the Christian context, baptism is a formal and public association of oneself with Christ, His death, and His resurrection. (MORE)
Herod Antipas had John the Baptist imprisoned and executed for publicly criticising his marriage in 34 CE to his own brother's former wife. Since Antipas was a pagan, he would be a Gentile, or non-Jew.
Actually, to avoid confusion, it might be better to call him "John the Baptizer." Even though "John the Baptist" is a correct term, it can confuse people who are familiar with those Christians who call them selves "Baptists". Christian Baptists go back in history to about 1609, long after John the B…aptizer was gone. John started his ministry before Jesus and ended his ministry before Jesus. Since John was a few months older than Jesus, that meant that he ended his ministry perhaps around the age of 33. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when he started. (MORE)
They existed threw all that time it was just practised by the Waldensies, Novationists an many other separate and independent groups. It wasn't until the middle ages that they became known as Baptists. Before that it was New Testament or Judo Christians. They were in secret for about 75% of this tim…e to avoid persecution from Catholic, Episcopal and many Protestant churches. (MORE)
John devoted his life to God. As far as we know he did nothing really bad during his life.
The main role of John the Baptist was to clear the way and to baptize Jesus in the river Jordan. After that only Jesus started his ministry.
This question is impossible to answer because virtually nothing is know about this illusive person. It is highly likely that Sophia never existed as the stories about her based entirely on legend. For more information see the link below.
John the Baptist was not a Christian, as we typically think of Christians. John lived and died before Christ's death and resurrection, so he had no opportunity to become a Christian, per se. However, John the Baptist clearly lived a life exclusively dedicated to obedience to God, which is obviously …a virtue Christians are commanded to exhibit. (MORE)
We do not know that much about Sebastian except that he was a well educated and respected officer in the Roman army and a favorite of the emperor. He was a Christian and refuse to take part in the persecution and murder of Christians. For this he suffered martyrdom twice. The first time he was shot …with a number of arrows and left for dead. He survived and returned to preach the Gospel. The emperor then had him beaten to death. (MORE)
John was the repeater of the sinners. He was the prelude to the coming of Jesus Christ the son of God. He was a Herald telling people of the Lord's coming.
----------------------- The first known Baptist congregation was formed in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1608. As they saw it, it was important to reconstitute and not just reform the Church. However, many Baptists contend that Baptist denominations received their creed in the first century, the apostles… themselves, or at least that they are older than the Protestant Reformation. Even allowing that the legacy of Baptist denominations goes back to the apostles, they remain separated linearly from John the Baptist. The Mandaeans, a remnant non-Christian sect, claim that John the Baptist actually founded their religion, although this is far from confirmed. (MORE)
If infant baptism is considered part of salvation then the baptist church does not do it. Some baptist churches will have an infant dedication that sets aside those that will assist in the christian training of the youth. This may include the laying on of hands, prayer of dedication and a re-dedicat…ion of those that are related to the infant. An infant is not considered a church member until the decision is made by the individual to accept Jesus as Savior and request membership. (MORE)
St. Barbara of Nicomedia is one of several legendary saints. She may or may not have ever existed. However, the traditions that have been passed down to us tell us that she was a beautiful, wealthy and well educated young woman as well as a Christian. Her father did not want her to continue her life… as a Christian so held her prisoner in a tower trying to "brain wash" her into changing her mind and return to worshiping pagan gods. She eventually escaped but was recaptured. At this point her father lost patience and denounced her to the Roman authorities as a Christian. She was tortured and martyred for her faith. The Church removed Barbara from the Calendar of Saints back in 1969 and her cult has been suppressed as it is felt that she was probably a fictional character whose story was accepted as a true biography. Whether Barbara existed or not is not as important as she still makes a great role model to follow. (MORE)
I can find no reference anywhere to a "St. Abagail", making this question moot, at least for now. Roman Catholic Answer St. Abigail was the wife of David, and thus an Old Testament saint. She was remarkably humble and virtuous, reportedly treating her slaves like kings and washing their feet.
Luke's Gospel suggests that Jesus and John the Baptist were related, saying that Mary and Elizabeth were cousins. In contrast, the Gospel of John says that John did not know Jesus, when he baptised him. We should look at the broader issues to form a view as to how much the evangelists really knew ab…out John, before either accepting or dismissing Luke's claim. These issues could include not only the death of John the Baptist but also whether Luke's account of the births of John and Jesus are credible. The gospels say that John baptised Jesus. Soon afterwards, and therefore around 29 CE, John was imprisoned in Galilee, where Herod Antipas reluctantly had John beheaded on a whim of Herodias, who asked for his head on a platter. On the other hand, the first-century Jewish historian, Josephus, says that Antipas had John imprisoned and executed in the far-away castle of Macherus because he publicly criticised Antipas for marrying his own brother's former wife. The marriage took place in 34 CE and the execution would have taken place in 35 or 36 CE. Shortly afterwards, in 36 CE, King Aretus of Nabatea attacked and defeated Antipas, in revenge for having divorced Aretas' daughter, and many Jews said that the defeat was God's revenge for his summary execution of John. This is entirely contrary in many ways to the gospel account, and it appears that it is the gospel account which was most untrue. It may be that the evangelist, seeing the cult of John the Baptist as a real threat to the spread of Christianity, sought to turn this around and use John's own fame to his advantage. (MORE)
Free society lives under the rule of law not the rule of man Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_were_some_of_john_Adams_civic_virtue#ixzz23gI7548Z
She didn't give up when times got tough. She practiced to be brave. Answer You may read a brief description of St. Joan's life at the link below. The primary virtue that St. Joan of Arc practiced her entire life was adherence to the Will of God even when it was uncomfortable, or, at the last, …meant her death. She persevered through all trials and tribulations and was faithful to the voices that spoke the Will of God to her. (MORE)
John Adams civic virtue was "Free society lives under the rule of law not the rule of man."
we call him that because he was the first to legitimately baptize, and because he baptized Jesus
John the Baptist was not a baptist, like we think of it today. He got that name because he was famous for baptizing people. Although, some well-meaning baptist might argue this point, there is virtually no historical evidence of the existance of baptists before 1600.
Baptist worship services are usually fairly simple and casual. Most churches will start out singing a few songs, followed by an opportunity to give, and then maybe a another song, usually there will be a congregational prayer led by the pastor, and then some scripture reading. Then the pastor will… give a message based on the scripture and close with an invitation time in which the congregation is encourage to respond to the message either by speaking with the pastor or by praying up at the front of the church. All baptist churches are independent so every one worships a little bit differently, but this is a basic idea of what to expect. (MORE)
His parents lived in the hill country of Judea, perhaps in Hebron.Mary visited them when she learned she was pregnant. Luk 1:39 Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hillcountry with haste, to a city of Judah, Luk 1:40 and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth John's father… was a priest in the temple of Jerusalme. According to the Gospel of Luke, the birth of John was prophesiedto his father Zachariah, by the angel Gabriel, he was performinghis functions as a priest, in the temple of Jerusalem. (MORE)
Shushienae - the Angel of Chastity Chamuel - the Angel of Charity Cassiel - the Angel of Temperance Hael - the Angel of Kindness Asmodel - the Angel of Patience Zacrhiel - the Angel of Diligence & Adnachiel - the Angel of Humility
A: We have no historical information on St Agatha, other than that herveneration dates back to at least the sixth century. Tradition isuncertain, but suggests that she was martyred in the period 250-253CE, since this was a time when Emperor Decius persecutedChristians. The tradition, which has much… in common with typicalpious legends of the early Middle Ages says that she refused tomarry the evil Quintian and did not willingly have sex, althoughforced into a brothel. The Catholic Encyclopedia tells us that we have the Acts of hermartyrdom in two quite versions, Latin and Greek. neither of whichcan lay any claim to historical credibility, and neither of whichgives the necessary internal evidence that the information itcontains rests, even in the more important details, upon genuinetradition. Although the Catholic Encyclopedia insists that SaintAgatha was a historical person whose martyrdom is substantiated,even these bare facts can not be taken for granted. If Agatha didexist, perhaps she practised virtues of faith, but we do not reallyknow. (MORE)
All sorts of persons came to John to be baptized, including harlotsand tax collectors. (Matthew 21:32) In the autumn of 29 C.E., Jesuscame to John to be baptized. John at first objected, knowing hisown sinfulness and the righteousness of Jesus. But Jesus insisted.(Matthew 3:13; Mark 1:9; Luke 3:21)
Elizabeth and her husband Zechariah were fine examples of faith andpatience. They continued to serve God faithfully even though theyhad to wait on God, and their greatest blessings came only whenthey were well advanced in years. Yet, what blessings Elizabeth and Zechariah enjoyed! Under theinfluence… of God's spirit, both of them prophesied. They wereprivileged to become the parents and instructors of the Messiah'sforerunner, John the Baptizer. Moreover, God viewed them asrighteous. (MORE)
John the Baptizer performed a work of preparing the way for theMessiah. As forerunner of the Anointed One, John was fulfillingBible prophecy. He could have boasted about his privilege. Johncould also have tried to bring honor to himself because he was afleshly relative of the Messiah. But John told …others that he wasunworthy even to untie Jesus' sandal. And when Jesus presentedhimself for baptism in the Jordan River, John said: "I am the oneneeding to be baptized by you, and are you coming to me?" Thisindicates that John was not a boastful person. He was modest.(Matthew 3:14; Malachi 4:5, 6; Luke 1:13-17; John 1:26, 27) After Jesus was baptized, he embarked on a full-time ministry,preaching the good news of God's Kingdom. Even though Jesus was aperfect man, he said: "I cannot do a single thing of my owninitiative . . . I seek, not my own will, but the will of him thatsent me." Furthermore, Jesus did not seek honor from men, but hegave Jehovah the glory for everything he did. (John 5:30, 41-44)What modesty! (MORE)
What are the similarities between John the Baptist and Jesus Christ in virtue and where in the Bible can we find that?
There was also a fulfillment in the first century C.E. John theBaptizer was the voice of someone "crying out in the wilderness,"in fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3. (Luke 3:1-6) Under inspiration, Johnapplied Isaiah's words to himself. (John 1:19-23) Starting in 29C.E., John began preparing the way for Je…sus Christ. John's advanceproclamation aroused people to look for the promised Messiah sothat they, in turn, might listen to him and follow him. (Luke1:13-17, 76) (MORE)