3. Jesus as the Lamb of God,
with the Holy Spirit as the Dove,
Making the Believers Stones for the Building
of the House of God with the Son of Man
a. Religion Looking for a Great Leader
19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who are you?
20 And he confessed and did not deny, and he confessed, I am not the aChrist.
21 And they asked him, What then? Are you aElijah? And he said, I am not. Are you the bProphet? And he answered, No.
22 They said then to him, Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?
23 He said, I am a avoice of one crying in the wilderness, "Make straight the way of the Lord!'' as Isaiah the prophet said.
24 And those who had been sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him and said to him, Why then are you baptizing if you are not the Christ nor Elijah nor the Prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I abaptize in water; but among you stands One whom you do not know,
27 He who is coming after me, the thong of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.
28 These things took place in 1Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.