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The figure of the right is John the Baptizer, pointing as if silently preaching, Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1: 29; 36)

“All truly Christian preaching must have the essential content of the proclamation and witness of John (the Baptizer). A true Christian preacher will first prepare the way for the coming of the Lord through the preaching of repentance. He that is no sinner and does not want to acknowledge himself a sinner, has no need of a Savior. But then follows the preaching of Christ, of Jesus of Nazareth, of the Redeemer of the world. Only by and through such preaching is the eternal Light revealed to men.” ┬áPr. Paul Kretzmann’s Commentary (published 1921) on John 1: 29

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