Later, John the Baptizer appeared in the desert of Judea. His message was,
"Turn to God and change the way you think and act, because the kingdom of heaven is near."
Isaiah the prophet spoke about this man when he said, "A voice cries out in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord! Make his paths straight!'"
John wore clothes made from camel's hair and had a leather belt around his waist. His diet consisted of locusts and wild honey.
Jerusalem, all Judea, and the whole Jordan Valley went to him.
As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.