From the March/April, 2016 issue of Touchstone
The Paschal Lamb of God by Patrick Henry Reardon

The Paschal Lamb of God

by Patrick Henry Reardon

It is a unique feature of St. John's Gospel that it explicitly introduces the sacrifice of Christ in the preaching of John the Baptist. When Jesus first appears, the Baptist proclaims, "See! The Lamb of God, he that takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29).

John had earlier declared his expectation of someone "who comes after me [but] is preferred before me, for he was before me" (1:15). It was foretold, in fact, that on such a one John would see "the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove and remaining upon him" (1:32). Then, when Jesus appears, John recogn . . .


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