John the Baptist

Sabeans, Mandæans and John the Baptist

The Mandaeans often called the “Christians of Saint John’ because they claim to be followers of John the Baptist. They seem to follow an ancient form of Gnosticism, which practices initiation and some rituals that have been said to resemble those of the Freemasons. Their allegiance is to John the Baptist and not at all to Jesus.

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