Tend to ridicule God's people, they did it to John The Baptist
Matthew 3:1-4; Matthew 14:3-11
John the Baptist preached repentance and sanctification (being set apart for God’s use) in a very strong manner. Herod, king of the Jews, and his wife, Herodias, found his teachings offensive because it shined the light on their sinful life style. Herodias had previously been married to Herod’s brother Philip (talk about a Jerry Springer moment) and John had publicly said that the marriage was unlawful. Herod was afraid the people would revolt if he harmed John so he only confined him (John) to prison. Herodias hated John so she devised a plan to eliminate him. Salome, Herodias' daughter danced at Herod’s birthday feast so he told her that he would give her anything, up to half of his kingdom. Herodias had Salome ask for the head of John the Baptist on a silver charger, which was the end of John.
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