- Oct 20, 2016
No doubt John, along with most Jews, viewed the Messiah as a physical king not a spirtual king.I like that, jaybird, that Jesus referred to a work John would be familiar with...
Obviously, in prison John the Baptist had a MOMENT OF DOUBT
even though he had seen the Holy Spirit descend like a dove on Jesus at baptism
and had heard the voice from heaven say "this is my beloved son"
and KNEW that this was the Messiah
now in prison he has doubts -- "are you really the One?"
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?
It seems even at this point the apostles were expecting a physical king/kingdom.