Why was the Feast of John the Baptist so important?
There was no event in the Bible known as the "Feast of John the
Baptist." There was a feast at the celebration of King Herod's
birthday, in which John the Baptist was beheaded at the request of
Salome's mother. (Matthew 14:1-12)
John the Baptist's feast day is June 24.
Why is it so important that you understand that John the Baptist was the bridge between the Old and the New Testaments?
John the Baptist was a layperson in that he was not a priest like his father but more important John was a prophet (Luke 7:26) who prepared the way for the coming of the Messiah (Luke 1:17). Both of John's parents Zechariah and Elizabeth were from the priestly line of Aaron so John the Baptist was also a Levite.
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.
The apostle John is not the same person as John the Baptist The apostle John wrote the books of Revelation,John, and the 1st,2nd,and 3rd books of John The apostle John was the last apostle living on earth The apostle John referred to himself along with his brother James as the "sons of Zebedee". One reason for this was so that he was not confused with John the Baptist.
John the Baptist, is accorded a special status, higher than his role in Christianity. Mandaeans do not consider John to be the founder of their religion but revere him as one of their greatest teachers, tracing their beliefs back to Adam. Mandaeans believe that Jesus was a false messiah and that he perverted the teachings given to him by John. They view John the Baptist as a savior, but not as God, so they do…