The New Testament
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Mark 1:4

4 aJohn 1came baptizing in the 2bwilderness and preaching a 3cbaptism of drepentance 4for eforgiveness of sins.

42 John was born a priest (Luke 1:8-13, 57-63); hence, he should have lived a priestly life in the temple, doing the priestly service. But he came to the wilderness and preached the gospel. This indicates that the age of the priesthood, in which sacrifices were offered to God, had been replaced by the age of the gospel, in which sinners are brought to God that God may gain sinners and that sinners may gain God.