The Baptist, the Apostle, and Wilford Woodruff: “We have found the Messias”

by Kristy Taylor

The Apostle John the Beloved presents a humble yet powerful witness of the Savior in the Gospel of John. He begins with repeated testimonies of the Savior’s divine mission, both his own testimony and that of John the Baptist. Eric D. Huntsman, Brigham Young University professor of Ancient Scripture, explained that “beyond his friendship with the Savior, other passages reveal [the Apostle John] as a powerful witness of the most important events of Jesus’s mission: he stood at the foot of the cross to witness the Lord’s death as a sacrifice for sin, ran to the tomb after the Resurrection to confirm that it was empty, and saw the resurrected Savior.”