The Bible characters are not super-heroes.
Super-Abraham. Super-Adam. Super-Mary.
Super-John the Baptist.
But Jesus calls John the Baptist the greatest of all men (Matt. 11:11).
Greater than Plato (428-348 BC); Shakespeare (1564 – 1616 A.D.).
Charles Darwin (1809-1882); Albert Einstein (1879-1955 A.D.).
God’s judgment of great men is so different.
Yet, this great John the Baptist has doubts.
He who had preached of Jesus and had baptized him now is in prison.
He tells his disciples to ask this of Jesus.
“Are you the Coming One, or shall WE look for another?” (Matt. 11:2).
I highlight WE because we all have doubts as to whether Christianity is the only saving religion.
Is Jesus the only saving God?
Is Christianity the only true, saving religion?
Is Jesus the Coming One?
This is never a theoretical question.
It is a question of life, present and eternal life.
For all of us. John’s WE includes us.
Jesus’ answer pointed to what He did, His miracles, raising of the dead, etc.
All prophesied by Isaiah (ch. 35:4-5), some seven-hundred years before.
John owned doubt, even as the greatest of all men.
And, millions of people over the centuries have lost their faith.
John’s doubts—and ours---Jesus answers in and through His Word.