This is where I add notes and thoughts as I study the Bible. Please feel free to comment.
God is nothing if not consistent. John the Baptist received his moniker because he preached the “baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.” (Luke 3:3) John’s baptism was incredibly humbling to Jews because Jews required Gentiles to be baptized to join the Jewish faith. God always requires humility from anyone who desires to belong to God. (James 4:6)