BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GODBy THOMAS SCOTTJOH, 1. 29.Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away thesin of the world.tJ OH Baptist, the predicted forerunner of theMessiah, was doubtless well informed of his per-son, offices, and kingdom. He prepared the wayof the Lord, by preaching repentance, as indis-pensably necessary to a participation of the bless-ings about to be communicated : and while hebaptized the people with water, as an outwardemblem of their souls being washed from sin ; hedeclared that the Redeemer would baptize themwith the Holy Ghost and with fire. He bare wit-ness to the Saviour as the Son of God, the Bride-groom of the Church, and " the Lamb of God," which taketh away the sin of the world." Hecried, saying, " This was he of whom I spake, He" that cometh after me is preferred before rue;1 Preached Good-friday,502 SERMO XIX." for he was before me : and of his fulness have" we all received."' lie added on another oc-casion, " The Father loveth the Son, and hath" given all things into his hand. He that be-" lieveth on the Son hath everlasting life ; and he" that believeth not the Son shall not see life : but" the wrath of God abideth upon him. 1 "